Scion of Dupont Circle recognizes the sport of marathon brunching, and accommodates accordingly. When Sydney and I hunkered down on their lovely, flower-lined, and covered porch, we knew we could be there for a while, shielded from the sun and/or scattered raindrops with an endless supply of fresh air. We ordered a bottomless mimosa and a bottomless bellini, which were a deal at $12 each (they’re $7 for one, so you only need to have two to justify the bottomless). Â The drinks were served with a carafe, bottomlessness at the ready, which we enjoyed. Thoroughly.
We asked our waiter what he would recommend for brunch, and he suggested the Crab Cakes Benedict, which were also the most expensive item, so we ended up discrediting this recommendation and going with Huevos Rancheros (Sydney) and the Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast (me). Sydney has a discerning palate when it comes to huevos rancheros, and these passed the near-impossible test with the correct proportions and level of crispiness of the tostada. The only setback was a lack of sour cream or comparable cooling agent.
My French Toast was tasty though not memorable, the “vanilla” aspect only vaguely coming through. It included bacon though, which was a huge plus, as bacon is fantastic. The only thing that bothered me here was that the syrup came on my plate in an open plastic cup, as though the top was pulled off the prepackaged, processed syrup. Not that they need a maple tree in the kitchen, but I appreciate the illusion provided by a glass container or dispenser.
Now get this: with every entree, you get access to the fruit bar. Located just inside the front door is a table with assorted fruit, and you can replenish as necessary, giving you something light to munch on while making a day out of brunch. I’m not a fan of buffets in general, but this one is pretty tame, fresh, and I ultimately appreciated the control I had over my fruit consumption. Because of this, the atmosphere, and the value of the bottomless drinks, Scion gets major points for hobby brunching.
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