Brunch—like twilight, sporks, skorts, friends with benefits, and so many other things that make life worth living—is not quite one thing and not quite another. Celebrate everyone's favorite hybrid mealtime with today’s Groupon to Eventide. For $20, you'll get $40 worth of Sunday brunch entrees, drinks, and desserts at the Arlington hotspot that City Paper named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in DC. Visit the three-level foodie find for brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Conveniently located near the Metro, Eventide prides itself on widely spaced tables and vaulted ceilings that provide a sense of privacy uncharacteristic of buzzing brunch spots. Brick walls stretch to the thoughtfully provided ceiling. Dark velvet drapes trim the dining room, and a deep, patterned carpet harkens back to the opulent décor of decades past. Though the rooftop patio lined with statuesque topiary is currently closed for the season, al fresco aspirants can plan ahead for breezy, springtime indulgence.
Eventide's impressive, well-edited brunch menu offers something for a variety of tastes without exacerbating mid-morning headaches and painful regrets. The brioche french toast mixes sweet and earthy flavors with caramelized apples, cinnamon-maple syrup, and vanilla mascarpone ($9). Beneath crystalline chandeliers, even ordinary brunch fare takes on a sophisticated cast, with haricot verts and cherry tomatoes to brighten up chicken and buttermilk dumplings ($10). Tender pork belly replaces corned beef in the corned pork belly and potato hash ($9), dressed up with the subtle spice of poblanos and hot-sauce hollandaise. Try the delicate roasted baby beets with a pistachio-crusted goat-cheese fritter and aged balsamic ($10) for a complete departure from the norm, or pair Bloody Marys and mimosas ($6 each) with a meatless mushroom burger (with arugula pesto on a grilled croissant, $13).
Your Groupon is only valid for Sunday brunch beginning February 21. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The Washington Post's readers give Eventide 3.5 stars out of four and named it an editors' pick, the Washington City Paper named it one of the 50 Best Restaurants in D.C., the Washingtonian named it one of the top 100 restaurants of 2010, and Northern Virginia magazine rates it excellent to outstanding:
- The crowds are flocking to the three-level restaurant for atmosphere that pairs rustic terra-cotta walls with black-crystal-studded chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling velvet drapes, and a baroque-patterned carpet. It’s romantic and hip without being trendy. – Washingtonian
- Have been there 3 times: for happy hour, dinner and brunch. Service and food have been excellent every time. – mother of a foodie, Urbanspoon
- This was our 5th time having brunch at Eventide and we have not yet been disappointed. … The French Toast never disappoints and the grilled pear salad and mushroom burger were excellent. – OpenTable user who dined on 1/24/2010
3165 Wilson Blvd.
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