Our Guide to The Best Spots for Brunch in McLean, VA

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McLean is a cultural hub of Virginia, but it’s also a key nerve center of Mid-Atlantic transportation. The constant traffic means many new faces passing through, and McLean aims to provide something delicious for them all.

This midsize city is studded with awe-inspiring landscapes and outdoor spaces to provide many adventurous activities. Arts and culture opportunities abound, and there’s always an interesting shop to check out. You have many exciting ways to spend some time, no matter why you’re here, but the best way to spend your time is having brunch in McLean, VA.

Best Spots for Brunch in McLean, VA

You’re bound to get hungry with so much to do, and if you’re in the mood for brunch, McLean is the place to be. It doesn’t matter if you’re hungry for a light bite or a whole buffet; these six brunch spots highlight some of the best of McLean cuisine. 

Seasons 52

7863L Tysons Corner Center 
McLean, VA 22102

This fresh grill and wine bar is a fantastic brunch spot, whether you’re out sightseeing, house hunting, or running errands. Their specialty is seasonal cooking, and it’s evident in the fresh and tasty brunch favorites, such as crab cakes and Caprese sandwiches. 

Pair your brunch dishes with a mimosa or one of the 52 wines by the glass from the full bar. There’s also a wide selection of juices, coffee, and tea to wash everything down. Meals served here are prepared fresh using an oak-fired grill or roasted in a brick oven (never fried) for a naturally lighter and flavorful dish. 

Seasons 52 is perfect for upscale brunches and fancier affairs such as Mother’s Day, birthdays, and other celebratory occasions. 

Roots Provisions and Grocery

8100 Old Dominion Drive Suite E West 
McLean, VA 22102

Gourmet meets comfort in the eclectic menu at Roots Provisions and Grocery. Healthy, fresh, seasonal ingredients dominate the dishes here, so brunch is always a treat. Local favorites include the savory breakfast burrito and health-promoting acai bowl. The selection of fine wines, spirits, and refreshing juices and beverages allows diners to find the perfect pairing for their brunch delights. 

The market is a fun addition to the fine fare, where patrons can find everything from international cheeses and pasta to books, gifts, and specialty kitchen items. It’s a perfect spot for brunch, but after work hours, it’s a great place for happy hour too.

Entyse Bistro

1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA 22102 

This small bistro in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel serves brunch daily, but Sundays are the best. The open kitchen and its view of the skilled, hardworking chefs adds to the unique atmosphere. 

The distinctly American fare features classics such as omelets, burgers, and pancakes. Show up for the extensive Sunday brunch for specialties such as pecan raisin French toast, chicken and waffles, beef short rib hash, and crab and avocado toast. 

Entyse Bistro is open to the public, so you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy their indulgent Sunday brunch affair. 

Sweet Leaf Cafe

1359 Chain Bridge Road 
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 893-2323

This organic cafe is an excellent choice for anyone seeking simple meals without preservatives or additives. Seasonal salads, sandwiches, and smoothies are the specialty here, making for a fantastic brunch experience. There’s even an option for various warm grain bowls and billowy loaves of bread to accompany each dish.

Sweet Leaf Cafe is a casual spot that prides itself on fresh food done fast. They partner with local farmers to offer their clientele a farm-to-table experience that doesn’t break the bank. Their brunch specialties include avocado, elotes, Mediterranean toast, and a variety of hot sandwiches.

Casual brunches are the name of the game here. Pop in after church or come with a special someone for a cozy meal for two.

McLean Family Restaurant

1321 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101

This former deli became a family restaurant in 1969, and it’s been a staple of the community ever since. The warm and welcoming atmosphere makes everyone feel like family, whether you’re there for brunch or an evening meal. 

The place serves breakfast until 3 p.m., so brunch is always an option. Specialties for this popular mealtime include omelets, pancakes, eggs benedict, skillet dishes, and a menagerie of sweets, pastries, and cereals. McLean Family Restaurant is a perfect choice if you want a fully immersive McLean experience.

Silver Diner

8101 Fletcher St. 
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Silver Diner is the epitome of the diner experience. It even looks the part, from the towering retro neon lights adorning its exterior to the booth seating and vintage-feel countertops. The food is a surprising mix of traditional diner favorites but with a modern healthy spin, providing comfort foods you can feel good about eating.

Only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients go into the dishes here, and it’s evident in the crisp and flavorful salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Brunches are full of classic favorites such as eggs benedict, shrimp and grits, and bruschetta and eggs. 

A fun tip is to set aside one or two days a week to explore the brunch bistros in McLean. It makes learning the area especially rewarding if you’re new in town, but if you live here, it’s another day in paradise. McLean prides itself on its inclusiveness, and you’ll find a spectacular brunch venue in every area of the city. 

Let Us Help You Experience McLean as a Resident

Brunch isn’t the only remarkable thing to experience in McLean. There is no mystery as to why it’s one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most sought-after places to call home.

Nomadic Real Estate puts home buyers and sellers in contact with each other in the Northern Virginia region. We also offer exceptional rental and property management services to our clients. Contact our team today if you’re interested in finding a home in McLean, Virginia.

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Net Distribution

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