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

Barrel & Crow

Address: 4867 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (240) 800-3253

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Crab Beignets; Southern Shakshouka with Andouille Sausage; Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Applewood Smoked Bacon

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

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 12:00 p.m. on Sunday

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

Black’s Bar & Kitchen

Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 652-5525

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Unlimited Premium Raw Bar; Smoked Salmon Frittata with Dill Crème Fraiche; Pontchartrain Eggs on House-made English Muffins

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; Good Morning Burger with Fried Egg and Bacon; Brickside Buttermilk Waffle with Maple Syrup and Butter

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

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

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m on Saturday, 12:00 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: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 12:00 p.m. on Sunday

Best brunch time: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Chef Tony’s

Address: 4926 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 654-3737

Website | Brunch Menu

Rotating 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: 2:00 p.m.

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.m.

Heckman’s Delicatessen & Bar

Address: 4914 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (240) 800-4879

pancakes with strawberries at heckmans deli in bethesdaWebsite | 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: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday; 12:00 p.m. on 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: 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Best brunch time: 11:00 a.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: Beignets, 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 and on Sunday

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

Mon Ami Gabi

Address: 7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 654-1234

french toast a la mode with blueberries at mon ami gabi in bethesda mdWebsite | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Chickpea Cakes, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon; Chicken and Mushroom Crepe with Kale and Brie; Waffle Bananas Foster

Brunch hours: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Best brunch time: 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

PassionFish Bethesda

Address: 7187 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 358-6116

Website | Brunch Menu

Brunch menu highlights: Chilled Maine ½ Lobster; Smoked Great Lakes Whitefish Hash; Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Spice Pecan Vinaigrette

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

Busiest brunch time: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 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; Prosciutto Eggs Benedict; Short Rib Seoul Burger

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: 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Best brunch time: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday