Friday, November 1, 2013

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch at Front Page (this ain't your momma's all-you-can-eat-buffet)

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Usually when I hear the phrase "all you can eat buffet" I am haunted by memories of cold chewy chicken at Country Kitchen and nameless pasta concoctions at Golden Corral. Well thanks to Front Page these are distant memories that have been replaced by happy feelings, chef-run omelet stations, fresh fruit, Belgian waffles, fresh out of the pan bacon, grits, smoked salmon with capers, and any other food my little brunch dreams could ever conceive of. Oh and bottomless mimosas of course. 

Here's the breakdown:
  • Bottomless Mimosas: $8 (with the buffet)
  • Average Brunch Plate: All-you-can-eat $21 (hey, brunch is breakfast and lunch. Make it worth the money and sit it through)
  • Check Splitting: Split it for you if you tell them in advance
  • Try the: Biscuits and gravy
  • Service: Our waiter was not playing- bottomless mimosas are no joke at Front Page. You will not have an empty glass.
  • Bathrooms: Clean but a little treacherous to access (going down a flight of stairs after bottomless mimosas- whose idea was that?!)
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Transit: 2/10 of a mile from Dupont
 
Pros:
  • All-you-can-eat for $21?? We stayed about 4 hours and made approximately 5 trips each to the buffet. Sorry not sorry. 
  • OMELET STATION! I thought they only had these on vacations! And there wasn't a line for it either
  • You can make your own Belgian waffles which I thought they only had this in college dining halls
  • Huge variety of food. There is truly something for eveyrone
  • Patio
 
Cons:
  • The feeling of impending death when leaving. There is no controlling one's self at a bottomless buffet
  • The buffet's feggs (fake eggs). I understand scrambled eggs are difficult to mass produce, but feggs do a number on my stomach so I had to avoid. No big deal thanks to the omelet station!
  • I've had better grits- there is no living up to Mad Momo's Grits 

Moral of the story: can we go back next weekend? But for real, I have to call this one of the best places to get bottomless mimosas and brunch in DC. Major bang for the buck. 
 
 

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