Best bottomless brunch: Medium Rare
Location: 3500 Connecticut Ave. NW
Readers’ pick: District Commons
Dozens of restaurants in the District can have you staggering back to campus after bottomless cocktails during brunch, but Medium Rare reigns supreme for their upscale yet affordable menu — a must for college students on a budget.
Known for their steak dinners, this cozy restaurant serves up bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers and bloody marys with the choice of one brunch entree accompanied by a tasty appetizer for only $25 per person.
What sets Medium Rare apart from other bottomless brunches in D.C. is the option to switch your alcoholic beverage of choice during any point in the meal. You are never tied down to a specific drink and each glass packs a punch with plenty of alcohol.
Once brunchers guzzle down their first glasses, they get to pick between fruit salad, vanilla yogurt parfait with dried fruit and granola or a mixed green salad to fill their stomach up for the afternoon of drinking ahead.
While service can be slow on a busy Saturday or Sunday, the waitstaff keeps your glass full as you wait for Medium Rare’s most popular item: steak frites. Medium Rare’s most popular brunch entree has a steaming hot portion of juicy Culotte steak with hand-cut fries and their tasty “secret sauce.”
The fries are perfectly crunchy, but their smooth and creamy brown sauce spices your plate up a notch and keeps the steak from drying out, making it a meal you’ll remember long after your brunch hangover wears off.
Diners in search of more traditional brunch meals can order steak and eggs, french toast and sausage, eggs benedict or egg frites and sausage. No matter your brunch beverage preferences, this economical bottomless brunch is worth the trip.