I'm a fairly new addition to the DC (June 2008), and previous to that was stationed in Germany for 3 +years. As you can guess, Germans haven't really perfected the art of leisurely Sunday meals sprinkled liberally with fruity cocktails. So I was really looking forward to DC as I'm a huge brunch fan. So far, I've been sorely disappointed, but am encouraged to redouble my efforts to find a good spot.
I'd like to detail my criteria, but I'm afraid it's pretty subjective. I will say, I'm a huge eggs benedict fan, so bonus points for a good hollandaise (I like mine lemony). Interesting twists on the classics are welcomed, but so are classics done right. Sides aren't that important to me (I usually let my fiance finish the obligatory side of potatoes, and he gives a thumbs up to anything edible). And minus points for a lack of said alcoholic beverages.
One thing I promise, I will not recommend any restaurant if I haven't eaten there FOR BRUNCH. In my search so far I've used this site as guide and have been led astray. Looking back it was my own fault as I took recommendations of people that had been to the restaurant in question for dinner, but not for brunch.
So bear with me, I probably won't make it out every Sunday, but hopefully quite a few (as long as I continue the half-marathon training to compensate!). Here are the ones I've hit so far: