Will brunch ever lose its luster? Not any time soon, if this list is an indication. Here’s a rundown of restaurants newly offering the weekend meal.
Starting this Saturday, Nirmal’s will serve Indian-inspired omelettes, wraps, rolls, and a variety of North and South Indian specialties like dosa (pancakes filled with meat, veggies, and spices and topped with chutney), and paratha (stuffed bread served with yogurt and pickles). Eat it Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bruce Naftaly is ramping up his rollout of French restaurant Marmite on Capitol Hill. Brunch just started, and the current menu includes items like an endive, ham, and cardoon gratin; a savory pancake with chard and potatoes; buckwheat apple pancakes with spiced maple syrup; and fried Jerusalem artichokes with spicy Meyer lemon aioli. Wife Sara’s next-door bakery Amandine is lending its baked goods to round things out. Eat it Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Edmonds’ shiny new 190 Sunset rolled out brunch a couple of weeks ago, with frittatas, smoked salmon hash, build-your-own omelets, and more traditional favorites like pancakes and French toast. There are some pretty indulgent eggs Benedict options, like filet mignon, smoked salmon, and Dungeness crab. A kid’s menu is available with both sweet and savory options. Eat it Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Modern interpretations of Greek flavors and dishes continue at Omega Ouzeri’s new brunch, with bougatsa (a breakfast pastry with semolina custard, phyllo, and honey), mezzes (small plates), gyro, and a pork belly benedict with harissa hollandaise that sounds like a legend in the making. Eat it Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill Thai restaurant Soi infuses Southeast Asian flavors into classic brunch dishes, like the Massaman French toast and a coconut waffle, plus a few traditional dishes. Several roti (flatbread) options and a bunch of cocktails round things out. Eat it Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bookstore Bar & Cafe
With chef Eric Rivera newly at the helm, Bookstore Bar & Cafe is reason enough to make a special trip downtown. Rivera’s twist on brunch involves high tea with light bites like salads, open-face sandwiches, and desserts (like rosé popsicles, seasonal filled merengue, etc.) plus about a dozen types of teas from around the world. There’s also a roving cocktail cart that sounds like a great excuse to linger. Eat it Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.