Brunch in Bethesda, Maryland: Where and When

Brunch might be the greatest of all meals—enjoyed on leisurely weekends with an abundance of sweet and savory choices. So where should you go for brunch in Bethesda?

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There are plenty of Brunch options in Bethesda, but, as you know, a great option is more than just a fantastic restaurant. It’s also showing up at the right time, when servers aren’t too hurried and chefs can pay close attention to the doneness of your poached eggs or achieve the perfect crust on your crab cakes benedict.

Our picks for your next Bethesda brunch are below in alphabetical order. (It’s too tough to rank them by preference.) Check out the highlights section to get a feel for the cuisine, or, if you really need to know whether they have your favorite brunch meal—or cocktail—navigate to their menu.

A final note: For consideration, restaurants had to have a Bethesda address, could not be a major a chain, and had to feature a dedicated brunch menu, which ruled out a few “breakfast all day, every day” and bakery spots. We’ll save those for future posts!

Our Picks for Brunch in Bethesda

Black’s Bar & Kitchen

Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 652-5525

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Bottomless Full Buffet; House-Made Red Chili Sausage Burrito; Oyster Benedict

Brunch hours: Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 1:00 p.m. on Sunday

Best brunch time: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. on Sunday

Brickside Food & Drink

Address: 4866 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 312-6160

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Flank Steak and Eggs; Artichoke Garlic Chicken Sausage Benedict; Iron Griddled Buttermilk Waffle

Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Best brunch time: 3:00 p.m on Saturday, 2:00 p.m on Sunday

Café Deluxe

Address: 4910 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 656-3131

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Southern Breakfast Sandwich; Croque Madame; Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomatoes Benedict

Brunch hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sundays

Best brunch time: 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Chef Tony’s

Address: 4926 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 654-3737

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Lump Crab and Artichoke Heart Omelet; Caramel Baguette French Toast; Shrimp and Angel Hair Frittata

Brunch hours: Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 12:00 p.m.

Best brunch time: 2:00 p.m.

pancakes with strawberries at heckmans deli in bethesdaHeckman’s Delicatessen & Bar

Address: 4914 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (240) 800-4879

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Breakfast Sandwiches; Grandpa’s Blintzes; Snyder’s Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs

Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Jaleo

Address: 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 913-0003

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Smoked Salmon on with Hardboiled Egg; Goat Cheese and Capers; Grilled Hanger Steak with Fried Egg, Potatoes, and Valdeón Cheese Sauce; Sweet-soaked Spanish Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Rum Whipped Cream

Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar

Address: 4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 652-6945

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Fried Soft Shell Crab Benedict (Seasonal); Poached Eggs “Bayou”; Pain Perdou (Louisiana French Toast)

Brunch hours: Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 12:00 p.m. on Sunday

Best brunch time: 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. on Sunday

french toast a la mode with blueberries at mon ami gabi in bethesda mdMon Ami Gabi

Address: 7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 654-1234

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Chickpea Cakes, Poached Eggs, and Vert Hollandaise Sauce; Chicken and Mushroom Crepe with Kale and Brie; Waffle Bananas Foster

Brunch hours: Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Redwood Restaurant and Bar

Address: 7121 Bethesda Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 656-5515

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Wood-grilled Shrimp and Cheddar Grits; Crème Brulee French Toast; Breakfast Burger

Brunch hours: Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 1:00 p.m. on Sunday

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Silver

Address: 7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

Phone: (301) 652-9780

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Bison Huevos Rancheros; Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict; Teriyaki Glazed Portabellas

Brunch hours: Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Best brunch time: 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays