Jose Andres has brought a new brunch game to M Street in Georgetown. American Eats Tavern has moved around a bit from Penn Quarter to Tysons Corner but has now found a permanent residence in Georgetown. It’s a great stop for brunch after weekend shopping or strolling the waterfront.
American Eats Tavern is located where Old Glory used to be so the menu and decor pay tribute to the old American style. In fact, many of the industrial design features remain. The restaurant has added many new beautiful murals and there is one pretty touching new piece of wall art. As many DC foodies know, Jose Andres is originally from Spain and you can see the flag he received after earning American citizenship in the restaurant.
But let’s get down to business – the new brunch menu! First up, biscuits and ham with the most colorful veggies. The fun spread let’s you construct your own mini sandwich with the biscuits. However, if healthy starters aren’t your style, chow down on crispy, slightly spicy hush puppies accompanied with honey butter.
Next up, we sampled a variety of savory brunch dishes including brisket chill hash, a Reuben sandwich, and an egg sandwich topped with barbecue pork belly. The brisket chill hash packed just the right amount of punch in the chill but we really need to appreciate this perfect looking egg on top. It was so satisfying to crack it and watch it ooze into the chill.
That said, not everyone shares my appreciation for beautiful eggs. I have a friend who is tough to please at brunch because she doesn’t like them! I really appreciated this monster of a Reuben sandwich – no egg needed to make this brunch dish savory and filling. This sandwich is one of my favorite sandwiches in the city to date!
Brunch isn’t complete without waffles and American Eats Taverns has toppings to impress both the sweet and savory crowd. The piled high chicken and waffles can be ordered with 2 or 4 pieces of chicken. Or start dessert early with strawberry waffles topped with bourbon vanilla ice cream. Yes, bourbon!
If there’s still room for dessert (there always should be!), top things off with a dessert assembled at the table. The Chicago style cheesecake is topped with grape and huckleberry jam – a fun change from classic strawberry. But if it’s strawberry (and more of that bourbon ice cream) you’re after, the warm chocolate chip cookie pie is where it’s at.
American Eats Tavern is open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. You can also visit them for dinner or rooftop happy hour.
Brunch, dinner, happy hour
3139 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown is a trek from the closest metro so look out for ride share or the bus.