Monday, January 4, 2016

Bar Deco Brunch

A few weeks ago, I went out for my annual birthday brunch. I don't know about you but the less drinking and more food for birthdays is totally my style the older I get. Being the typical D.C. brunch-a-holic, I decided that I wanted to try something new rather than go to the tried and true brunch spots

I recently read a review from Bitches Who Brunch, which is an amazing resource for D.C., New York, and Chicago if you haven't heard of them before, and decided to give the new Bar Deco a try. After a quick tweet confirming that they were indeed serving bottomless mimosa, the reservation for 15 people was set. 

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In addition to offering bottomless mimosas, they had a great menu with lots of variety, and it was a perk that they were easily able to sit 15 people. I've had many functions become tricky as soon as you hit the 15 person mark because then you have to contact the group function manager, etc. etc. 

Like the bad blogger that I am, I got caught up in birthday festivities and forgot to take a lot of photos! So you'll have to trust me when I say that this building is beautiful! Bar Deco was built in the Bulletin Building and renovated for a perfect "art-deco" style. I absolutely loved the ambiance and how much natural light came into the building. It also boasts an impressive rooftop (all though it was too chilly for us to go venture out there) that is the only rooftop in the Chinatown/Verizon Center area. 


Our server started us off with fresh cucumber creme fraiche tostinis and started to pour the mimosas. For someone who also drinks a ton of water, I was more than happy that the server left the bottle of water (a whiskey bottle!) on the table for refills whenever we wanted. 

For my meal, I ordered the chicken and waffles accompanied with house-made whipped butter and drizzled with sweet Jalapeno jam. I was blown away. I'm pretty picky about my fried chicken and they definitely were a crowd-pleaser with my two other friends who chose the chicken and waffles, too. My boyfriend opted for the breakfast burger which came with side-winder fries that I couldn't keep my paws off of. We ended up ordering a couple extra sides of the fries. 

The one downfall of some of the items is that many of them don't automatically come with sides. You need to order them in addition to your entree. Dave, my friend's husband ordered the burrito without any add-on sides. It definitely wasn't enough food for him and he had to snack off of our fries then ended up ordering a second entree. 

At the end, they were very sweet and brought me out their massive red velvet cake with a candle for my birthday. At first glance, I didn't think I could finish it by myself but now I'm regretting that I split it with all my friends. It was moist, tasty, and not too rich. 

In addition, I have to give a shout-out to our server. She really persevered through the birthday shenanigans and even split the check for our large party. I was really impressed by Bar Deco and I definitely plan on heading back another time to maybe check out the bar or the rooftop. Thank you for treating me for my birthday!

Bar Deco. 717 6th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.

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