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.
Hank’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
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
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
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
There are also several sweets to choose from including,
Tiramisu french toast,
Nutella chocolate bar, and
Apple panna cotta.
Pearl 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
Brunch tots (two eggs over easy, queso, bacon, over tater tots)
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.
Kirwan’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
Bangers and mash
Chicken and waffle
Crispy fish & chips
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:
Guaffles (waffles with chocolate and guava sauces)
Gorditas de caviar