Brunch in Old Town, Alexandria
January 15, 2009 8:24 AM   Subscribe

Sunday brunch in Old Town Alexandria, VA?

Looking for a good restaurant that does Sunday brunch in Old Town, Alexandria, Va. Help me find a great place!
posted by aelish to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is Bullfeathers still around? I can't vouch for them as a grown-up, but I do have fond memories of their French toast from my childhood. Big, thick, cooked well, and slathered in cinnamon, butter and syrup.

Seem to recall they also had a nice bloody Mary bar, but of course I was too young to utilize it.
posted by kaseijin at 8:30 AM on January 15, 2009

When I was last up there, I enjoyed the Sunday brunch at the Royal Restaurant, on St. Asaph Street. It seems to be more of a neighborhood diner than a nice restaurant, though, so I don't know if that will work for you. My brother and his wife, who live up there, swear by it.
posted by emelenjr at 8:49 AM on January 15, 2009

Bilbo Baggins might be good. Look at their brunch menu (pdf).
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:52 AM on January 15, 2009

I haven't made it for brunch yet, but I have had two very nice dinners at Farrah Olivia.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:53 AM on January 15, 2009

Argh, b0rked the link. Try this.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:55 AM on January 15, 2009

Bread and Chocolate is right on King Street and is super delicious.

Also, according to this, there are many, many others.
posted by Flamingo at 8:56 AM on January 15, 2009

If you like southern food, Southside 815 is awesome.
posted by whitetigereyes at 9:27 AM on January 15, 2009

Second on Southside 815 and putting forth Chadwicks. Yummy french toast and eggs benedict!
posted by zadiecharbon at 10:41 AM on January 15, 2009

Taverna Cretekou used to do a Sunday brunch that I remember having pretty good food, but it was a lively and fun atmosphere. I think they had some live, Greek music. You may want to call and confirm they still have a designated brunch if this interests you. I couldn't find it mentioned on their website.

Evening Star Cafe is not Old Town, but is pretty close by and is tight.
posted by battlecj at 11:38 AM on January 15, 2009

Southside's brunch is awesome, but I am really sensitive to "bar smell" and I think there was definitely a lingering trace of it.

I second Evening Star Cafe but I am a huge sucker for anything pancakey/waffley with pecans.
posted by kerning at 12:22 PM on January 15, 2009

Seconding Bilbo Baggins!
posted by hellogoodbye at 2:33 PM on January 15, 2009

I will third Bilbo Baggins, although I've never eaten there (a bunch of friends have, though, and like it). To me, you say "Old Town Alexandria" and "Sunday brunch," that's what I think of.
posted by darksong at 3:37 PM on January 15, 2009

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