Dan and I started our gluttonous vday with brunch at one of my favorite spots in DC - Hotel Tabard Inn. DC residents have treasured this place forever... who wouldn't love a cozy, romantic, bed-and-breakfast-type inn a stone's throw away from Dupont Circle? The Inn oozes charm, and its restaurant oozes all kinds of deliciousness.
The bread basket is top notch.
The blueberry muffin is slightly lemony and delightful. The sliced herby bread was perfectly soft and packed with flavor. The couple sitting next to us didn't even touch their bread basket before handing it back to the waiter to make room on their table for entrees, and I had to muster all the self control within me not to reach over and grab their basket.
Tabard Inn's donuts are NOT to be missed. Freshly fried, covered in cinnamon sugar, and served with vanilla whipped cream... these. are. heaven.
I can't describe how pillowy and perfect these donuts are. Don't forget to put a huge dollop of the vanilla whipped cream on each bite, because that whipped cream is to die for. If you have any leftover whipped cream (which you should not), it is advised to just eat it by the spoonful.
We also had the scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives.
The eggs were wonderfully fluffy and creamy. I also thoroughly enjoyed the home fries with their crispy exterior and great onion duet. The housemade sausage was rather mediocre, however.
The frittata with zucchini, fontina, and caramelized onions did not disappoint.
Simple yet well done. The clumps of caramelized onions were such pleasant bites throughout.
Moral of the story is -- Hotel Tabard Inn is THE place to brunch in DC, and worth all the praise. Brb, gonna go get more of those donuts...
1739 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036