The Ritz’s Brunch Brings Everyone to Their New Georgetown Yard

The Ritz might be too classy to quote Kelis but I feel like I have to: Their bottomless brunch will bring all the boys to The Yard. THL was invited for a brunch menu debut last weekend, and we were treated like royalty. The intimate yard space and impeccable service made for a delightful afternoon. #goplayintheyard

The Yard can accommodate a larger party, a handful of small tables and has 6 seats at the bar

Fortunately, we got to try everything because I could not decide between the shrimp lettuce wraps, mac and cheese and the orange créme pancakes.

shrimp lettuce wraps with slaw and house made chili sauce

10/10 recommend these to a friend. Crisp lettuce, grilled shrimp and tangy flavor make for a refreshing bite in the DC heat. With two on a plate, these make a good starter or share plate.

white balsamic watermelon salad with local burrata, capers, watercress and olive oil

Normally, I’d hate to repeat myself. But The Ritz does it again with a refreshing dish for summer brunch in DC. I find it difficult to strike a balance between savory flavor and a conservative yet satisfying portion. Bacon and burgers aren’t the only ways to get your salt fix, as exemplified in this salad and the lettuce wraps. Creamy burrata and capers complement the sweet, soft watermelon for a bite that packs a punch.

fluffy stacked orange créme pancakes with orange ricotta filling and house made curd

They’re so fluffy!! I love fruit in my pancakes but typically have berries. These are perfect for your friend who wants breakfast for every meal and has a sweet tooth. The house made curd is scrumptious and sinful. We ordered extra on the side to make sure each pancake got its fair share of the syrup alternative.

Georgetown melt includes a fried egg, logan sausage and white cheddar cheese on an english muffin

Your sausage, egg and cheese, upgraded. Greasy and finger licking worthy, the Georgetown melt is what your subconsciously thinking of the night before brunch when you go out drinking. The home fries are lightly seasoned and have crunchy veggies mixed in. No mushy potatoes here. Bonus points for presentation in the cast iron skillet.

The Yard bottomless brunch is $45 a person and includes a make your own bloody mary bar, mimosas and the “bootleg” bloody mary which features jalapeño popcorn moonshine. Make your reservation here.


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