We're attending the Millenium March on Washington at the end of April and are looking for a fun sunday brunch place, great food, reasonable prices (we need to save $ for our Equality Rocks tank shirts), decent beverage. Neither of us are familiar with DC, but we are staying near the Nat'l Arboretum (the only place in DC to find a room under $300/nite) and will be spending the bulk of our time "on the Mall" where the happenings are happening. Sunday is the day of the March, and our last day in DC, and we've been told that the Banana Cafe in Dupont (which i hear is not a safe area) is great for Sunday Brunch. I decided to ask fellow hounds, because I take no other's word on food but you. Please keep travel time in mind -- I respect the fact the Metro is THE way to travel, but we simply don't want to spend the day underground as it is a time to be "out" and about and we don't want to take 40 minutes to get to brunch -- we need to have time to at least SEE the March, and then get going to the airport by 3:30. Fellow Chowhounds, we beg direction.
Lydia & Laura