Where to Brunch at The Wharf

If you are not brunching on the waterfront, are you really even brunching? Well, the Wharf right here in the District, has plenty of waterfront brunch options with views to spare, and you have your choice of several global cuisine options from Mexican, to Italian, Spanish, Irish, or American.

The Wharf is a fun and exciting place to meet friends and family. A word about transportation though. The Wharf is a busy place with limited parking. Please consider alternatives to driving including the Water Taxi, metro, and rideshare. More information can be found in our Guide to Getting to The Wharf.

Below is the complete list of places to enjoy brunch at the District Wharf. 

hanks-oyster-barHank’s Oyster Bar

Brunch Hours – Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm

Brunch highlights: In addition to the regular menu items Hank’s a la carte brunch offer some sweet and savory options including: 

French toast with fresh fruit

Crab cake eggs benedict

Smoked salmon platter with fixins

Popcorn shrimp hash with poached eggs

Hangtown fry frittata


del-marDel Mar

Brunch Hours – Saturday and Sunday 11:30am – 3:00pm

Brunch highlights: Del Mar’s brunch features a choice of two tapas and one postre (dessert) for $34. The list of tapas is substantial with about 20 options and includes:

Croquetas de Jamón Y Trufa – Creamy Fritters Filled with Jamón Ibérico, Alioli

Andalusian Gambas Al Ajillo –  Pink Key West Shrimp, Garlic, Arbol Chile, Parsley

Tortilla Espanola – Spanish Potato Omelette, Red Peppers, Shishito Pepper, Garlic Aioli

Atún Rojo – Bigeye Tuna Tartare, Anchovy Black Truffle Picada

Hueva Con Setas Y Cerdo – Glazed Pork Belly, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Chestnut Crema, Poached Farm Egg

Postres (desserts) 

Natillas de Coco – Coconut Custard, Pineapple, Crispy Wafer

Spanish Churros – Traditional Fried Pastry, Chocolate Hazelnut Nocilla

Flan de Maria – Vanilla Custard, Winter Citrus, Yuzu Meringue, Crystallized Mint


La-VieLa Vie

Brunch Hours – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

Brunch highlights: La Vie has remarkable views of the Washington Channel and the Potomac River, already making it an ideal brunch venue. The brunch itself is a Mediterranean style buffet, the only brunch buffet at the Wharf, offering up a vast array of options.

Priced at $44, the buffet includes:

A beef and poultry carving station

An omelet bar

Crepes made to order



Lamb fideo

Duck carbonara. 

There are also several sweets to choose from including, 

Tiramisu french toast, 

Nutella chocolate bar, and 

Apple panna cotta.  


pearl-streetPearl Street Warehouse

Brunch Hours – Saturday and Sunday 9am – 2pm

Bruch highlights: Pearl Street Warehouse is the Wharf’s honky-tonk and isn’t scared to use its flat iron grill to help cure your hangover.  The a la carte brunch includes some classic down home options including:

Biscuits and gravy

Breakfast sandwiches

Brunch tots (two eggs over easy, queso, bacon, over tater tots)

French toast




Brunch Hours – Saturday: 11:30-4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Brunch highlights: Officina is the only Wharf restaurant that has an all you can drink option for sparkling wine and champagne options, so that’s a bonus. The brunch menu is a la carte and includes most of the traditional lunch and dinner antipasti, pasta, and panini options. The breakfast choices include: 

Three egg omelette with field greens. 

In Purgatorio – two sunny-side up eggs, spicy tomato sauce and grilled bread.

Officina Daily Frittata. Field Greens.

Come Voi – two eggs any style, roasted potatoes and grilled bread.


kirwansKirwan’s at The Wharf

Brunch Hours – Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 3pm

Brunch highlights: Kirwan’s is an Irish pub and takes its weekend brunch service seriously. Of course they serve up a Full Irish Breakfast complete with eggs, rashers, Irish sausage, black pudding, white pudding, button mushrooms, baked beans, and toast.  Really what more could you want? Well, there is more, including:

Corned beef hash and eggs

Eggs benedict

Bangers and mash

Chicken and waffle

Crispy fish & chips


mi-vidaMi Vida

Brunch Hours – Saturday 11am – 3pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm 

Brunch highlights: Mi Vida offers an excellent brunch environment with water views, and mezcal!  The a al carte menu includes complete lunch options that can be found on a daily basis with some breakfast options including: 

Huevos rellenos

Huevos rancheros


Guaffles (waffles with chocolate and guava sauces)

Gorditas de caviar 

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