Brunch Chronicles: Tap & Parlour


….We were literally eight seconds away from grabbing our clutches and walking out the door when the waitress pops up to take us to our seats. We’d been waiting OVER 30-40 minutes and by this point, were extremely annoyed — I mean really?…It’s Saturday….brunch hour… DC…why aren’t you prepared????

BUT thank God she came when she did, because we almost missed out on an A1 Saturday brunch rendezvous. Phew!

After seating us, she asked the famous question… “Are you here for the bottomless bruuu”. We all snared a collective, “Yes!”, before she could even finish her sentence.

After the first pour and sip, there was another pour….and sip. And another pour…and sip. The mimosa’s were pre-made and quite sweet, but only $7.00, so we weren’t complaining. Our waitress was awesome, considering the fact that they were short on staff. Rarely, did our glass reach empty.


The selection on the menu was quite traditional: Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, Steak & Eggs, you know, the norm. HOWEVER, girl, let me tell you, the proportions were far from traditional. As you can see below, the size of the serving did not disappoint.


I indulged in Chicken and Waffles with a few strawberries. The chicken was juicy and seasoned perfectly to my liking. The waffle was fluffy, fresh, and surprisingly, light. Majority of the table had the same, but I hear the Spiced Black Bean Burger and Catfish were delicious.

IMG_0752While we enjoyed our food and mimosa’s, we were surrounded by eclectic music and happy chatter. Everything about the atmosphere in Tap and Parlor was perfect.

Despite the fact that they were low on staff…on a Saturday…during brunch hour….in DC, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

My only recommendation would be to MAKE A RESERVATION…or you’ll be stuck…waiting….forever.

I’m stamping Tap & Parlour….

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Tap & Parlour
2001 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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