Brunching is best done on 80-degree summer Saturdays with good food and even better friends — Woodward Table gets that. D.C.’s food scene is one that I’m still attempting to work my way through; living in Baltimore makes it a little more challenging to get to D.C. for weekday lunches or dinners, but the weekend brunch scene is one in which I’ve invested some serious time (and Calories.)
I had the pleasure of brunching with some of my best friends at Woodward Table D.C., a spot offering diners a “diverse American menu.” The restaurant is in a perfect location for both tourists and locals alike – it’s a short walk from the National Mall, a block from the White House, and also easily accessible for those living in the more residential areas of D.C. Noteworthy: Woodward Table D.C. has a secondary location, Woodward Takeout Food (WTF), adjacent to Woodward Table – it offers fast-casual alternatives for a quick lunch if you’re strapped for time!
But ok, BACK TO BRUNCH!
I preempted our visit by perusing the brunch menu, and I wanted everything before I even got to the restaurant. Once we arrived, we all ordered drinks in order to recover from a fun night before – iced coffee, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Bloody Mary. While we had a hard time deciding what we wanted for our entrees, we started off with a Patisserie Platter, courtesy of Woodward Table. Just some of what it included: pumpkin pound cake, jalapeno cornbread, pain au chocolate, croissants accompanied by seasonal jams and truffle honey (AMAZING.)
In addition to the Woodward’s Patisserie platter and drinks, our waiter brought out the one thing on Woodward Table’s menu I had already planned on ordering (another courtesy of the restaurant.) Seriously folks, forget the diet, do yourself a favor, and order this Dutch Baby! My sweet tooth and I are still dreaming about this light and fluffy brunch side, topped with peach compote and pecans. Better yet, each dutch baby is baked to order so it was hot and fresh out tha oven when it arrived to our table. I’m already looking forward to our second date.
After starting off with drinks and two incredible starters, when I thought brunch couldn’t get better, our entrees arrived. And proved me so so wrong. Each of us ordered a different dish for our main: the Woodward’s Hot Mess, Steak & Eggs (not pictured) and Acai Bowl.
Kris ended up ordering off of the Taste of Summer Brunch Menu (an appetizer, entree, and dessert all for $22!) – he got the Heirloom Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho, Baked Earth N Eggs, and the most incredible brownie I’ve ever tasted!
Along with that gorgeous brownie from Pastry Chef Antonio Lisbino, Woodward Table was kind enough to send out their Dessert Sampler for us to try. So many different tastes and textures, each dessert bite I tried was delicious! My friends reported the same sentiment.
I highly suggest Woodward Table for anyone looking to brunch in D.C. and/or Woodward Takeout Food if you’re looking for quality food without the sit-down experience. The diverse menu leaves something for everyone. During our brunch, I overheard the staff making their best efforts to work around another guest’s food allergies, so I was happy to hear that the kitchen is quite accommodating! I will definitely be returning for dinner – their brunch was killer so I’m already looking forward to trying more of their menu!
Thank you Woodward Table for having me and my crew out on the patio – an extra special thank you to both Chef Eddie Moran and the restaurant staff for ensuring our food and experience was nothing short of fabulous.
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Have you been to Woodward Table or Woodward Takeout Food in Washington D.C.? What did you order? What was your favorite dish? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
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Until next time, keep brunching!
Some of the dishes mentioned above were courtesy of Woodward Table, all opinions are my own! Xo