My friend E and I capped off a fun weekend with a stroll through the Dupont farmers' market, followed by Sunday brunch at the Tabard Inn. You might recall my last visit there where I wouldn't shut up about the donuts. Well, this time around I actually took photos of the other (real) food that I ate, haha. Also, since I was the only one that wanted a donut, I refrained from getting a full order and got just one - a perfect way to start the day!
Freshly fried donut with cinnamon sugar and vanilla whipped cream
Burrata Cheese, Pickled Beets, and Beet Greens with sourdough toast, lemon oil
We kept reviewing the menu to see what jumped out at us- but to be honest, I think neither of us were super hungry for heavy, really BRUNCH-esque food. I eventually went with this interesting salad above: Burrata cheese, pickled beets, and beet greens with sourdough toast and lemon oil. I ordered this mainly because I am obsessed with Burrata cheese and naturally gravitate towards that on any menu. I'm actually not much of a beet fan but figured I'd try it out. I'm glad I did- the combo of the pickled beets with the creamy cheese was delicious! I really liked the combination of everything together in this salad- lots of different flavors and textures that worked well together.
Tomato and bread soup
I also got an order of cold tomato and bread soup - sorry, it's not on the online menu so I don't know its "official" menu name. But yes, you read that correctly- there was bread in the soup, making it much heartier and with more texture than a regular blended tomato soup. I really enjoyed this soup and would absolutely order it again. There was tons of flavor in it, considering I was expecting sort of a plain tomato soup.
Overall, the Tabard Inn is a fantastic place for brunch- whether you're looking for the usual eggs and carbs fare, or something on the lighter side like I got (minus the donut, obviously, haha). I hope I get a chance to head back soon!
The Restaurant at the Tabard Inn
1739 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036