Lincoln: A Fun DC Brunch Spot with Killer French Toast

Alright Nomsters, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of brunch, which is why I’m extra excited for today’s post.  I finally got to check out Lincoln, and I can’t even begin to tell you guys how cute their restaurant is.  When I heard the theme was Abe Lincoln, I wasn’t sure what to think, but I gotta hand it to them, the interior’s poppin’, like the space is seriously instagram-worthy.

lincoln coffee

They have a DJ spinning so the music’s great, and the food’s tasty as well.  It’s a fun experience overall, and I highly recommend going with a group of friends.  There’s a lot to choose from, and on top of solid menu options, they have AYCE priced at $41 with unlimited chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, omelettes, waffles, and drinks (includes bloody Mary’s, mimosas, and bellinis).

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butternut squash soup

I can eat a lot, but not enough to justify AYCE, so I ordered a la carte.  I started my meal off with a “bowl” of fall spice-roasted butternut squash soup, and it was delicious.  I put bowl in quotations because it was lie an endless pot of soup.  The portion size was obscene, and you could easily share it with 2 other people.  It came with spiced creme fraiche, brioche croutons, and fried sage.  The soup had a beautiful consistency, and it was just the right amount of sweet – an absolute must if you’re a fan of squash, especially in this weather.

pumpkin french toast

My entree was a win on all fronts.  I once said Teaism had the best french toast in the capital, but now I’m not so sure.  Lincoln definitely gives them a run for their money, but I’ll let you guys decide who reigns supreme.  Their brioche french toast’s served with maple-roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seed granola, fried sage, and a side of spiced syrup.  There was just something so special about the texture.  I feel like this dish usually gets soggy after a while, but this was fluffy perfection until the very last bite.  Also, I may or may not be biased because I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin – basic but not sorry, ha.

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ricotta donuts

And last but not least, their ricotta doughnuts.  They’re made to order, dusted with cinnamon sugar magic and served with a side of seasonal preserves and ice cream.  Seriously, what’s not to like?  Get an order an order or two for your table to share and indulge.

donut holes lincoln

And that’s it for today, guys!  For those of you interested, Lincoln’s located on 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, and they’re open for brunch on Sundays at 10:30.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out or leave a comment below.  And for moreDC recommendations, browse this tab.  Until next time, friends.  Happy eating!

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