Where To Brunch In Cleveland Park
The next best thing to a lazy breakfast in bed is brunch. While Cleveland Park boasts a lot of restaurants, it’s not necessarily known as a brunch mecca but here are two local favorite hot spots when you just gotta have a good brunch.
Ted’s Bulletin – located at 1818 14th Street, Ted’s is known for “legendary brunch” meals, including creamy “adult milkshakes” and home-made pop tarts (raves to the Peanut Butter version of everyone’s favorite childhood treat). The pop-tarts and other baked goods are sold up-front – the restaurant aspect of Ted’s takes the form of a retro diner. Menus are “ the bulletins” referred to in the “Ted’s Bulletin” moniker. If you take a minute to read the bulletin, you’ll learn who the original Ted was, while perusing favorites such the “Walk of Shame” Breakfast Burrito and the “T.U.B.S” – Ted’s Ultimate Breakfast Sammy which includes a mix of egg, sausage, bacon and cheddar with hash browns on the side. Diners cite the generous portions and super-friendly staff as the reasons they keep coming back.
Ardeo + Bardeo – if it’s a champagne brunch kind of day, then Ardeo + Bardeo is your place, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue. For $28, you get the “bottomless mimosas,” an appetizer and entrée – a pretty good deal for the price. Even though you may have hated brussel sprouts as a child, the veggie has seen new life recently as the star of the Ardeo appetizer line-up. Served with pistachios and feta, it’s exceptionally flavorful. The Poutine is another favorite – french fries sinfully covered in pimento cheese and andouille gravy. And, according to regulars, the “bottomless” adjective is extremely accurate in describing the constant Mimosa refills and attentive service.