Given that at this point in my life I have two young children, I don't get to frequent brunch very often because it interferes with pool visits, birthday parties, and nap time. Total bummer. But this past weekend, the kids had a sleepover at their Grandmom's house so we got to go to brunch! I could just hear the mimosa calling my name when I woke up on Sunday morning (in a quiet house - which was a treat unto itself).
We decided to go to American Tap Room in Clarendon for brunch because we work nearby and have often wondered what it was like. So off we went for our highly anticipated, much coveted brunch experience.
We had to wait for a table (about 15 minutes) since it was prime brunch time (around 12:30pm on a Sunday) -- not bad at all considering if you head to Eastern Market for brunch you could find yourself waiting about 30 min to an hour. We went to the bar and ordered a drink (don't judge - it was after noon and it was brunch!!). I got a mimosa and my husband ordered a bloody mary. My mimosa was delicious but from what I was told, the bloody mary could have been a bit more spicy.
|I hear you mimosa, and I'M COMING!!!|
The eggs benedict were fantastic. Perfectly poached eggs, the right amount of hollandaise sauce - yum.
|Break the yolk! Break the yolk!|
|Bar-be-Que for breakfast, a special treat|
Regardless of the music, the waiter came around with a dessert tray and we were hooked. We had to have the dessert equivalent of what was described as an "Irish Car Bomb" - something about a brownie made with Guinness topped with Bailey's flavored ice cream. It was really, really good.
|Couldn't wait to take the picture, had to get that spoon in there!|
It was a great brunch experience at American Tap Room and I will be definitely be going back to try their dinner menu with fried pickles!