Over Columbus Day weekend I returned to D.C. for the first time since 2008! I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with two sets of friends, each eager to show me their favorite places.
On my first morning in town, we woke up and took the Metro to the Farragut North stop. Our destination? The Hotel Tabard Inn.
Despite the cold and rainy weather, the hotel's entrance was lush and blooming with brightly colored flowers.
While we looked over the menu, our waitress brought us a complimentary basket of baked goods. It was a mix of muffins and savory focaccia bread.
To continue our brunch of gluttony, we asked for one of the house made donuts. You can order them individually or in a batch of six.
It was served with a beautifully swirled cup of vanilla whipped cream.
With our teeth rotting, we decided to move onto more savory breakfast items.
One friend went with the grilled bistro fillet served with poached eggs, hollandaise and home fries.
Next to him, his fiance was enjoying the salmon eggs benedict. She too devoured the hollandaise sauce, but said it would have been great to have the sauce on the side since it was so rich.
I took a major departure from my usual choices and went with the frittata. It was caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms, pecorino cheese and a side of mixed greens.
At the end of our brunch we felt like we needed to be rolled out the door. We were stuffed! That being said, we vowed to come back and order just desserts. The Tabard Inn dessert menu includes something called death by chocolate, a milk chocolate banana tart, a sticky toffee pecan pudding cake and a vanilla creme brulee. I mean, come on. I need all those things.
Visit the Hotel Tabard Inn at 1739 N Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036.