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Where to Eat: Martin Luther King Day 2018

Where to Eat: Martin Luther King Day 2018

Jan 6, 2018

A long weekend calls for long brunches filled with sweet and savory treats. And don’t forget about that bloody mary! Stop into one of these restaurants on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2018 for an epic brunch.

CHICAGOLAND

 

Beatrix
WHEN: 
Brunch 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Have the day off on Martin Luther King Day? Spend it at Beatrix with a brunch filled with favorites like Green Chili Enchiladas, Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes, the Mushroom & Quinoa Burger or a side of Brown Sugar Bacon. Make a reservation: Fulton Market, River North, Streeterville.

 

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
WHEN: Brunch 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Dinner 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
This three-day weekend means three days of weekend brunch. Join us from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM for sweet and savory brunch tapas, pintxos and breakfast paella. We’ll have our Bloody Mary Bar going full swing, plus sangria to take advantage of your Monday off. Sleeping in? Happy Hour is at the bar area from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Click here for menus and make a reservation here.

 

Ema
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Ema for brunch on Martin Luther King Day! If you have the day off, swing by and enjoy Mediterranean mezze favorites like Lamb Ragu & Baked Eggs, Fried Chicken & Egg Sandwich, and Honey Aleppo Bacon. Sip on unique creations like the Bloody Mary with guajillo chili, garlic infused vodka, house Harissa and halloumi, or the Zip Line with aperol, sparkling wine, passionfruit and lemon. Make a reservation here.

 

Mon Ami Gabi  – Chicago
WHEN: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
End the three-day weekend at your favorite neighborhood bistro. We’ll have all of the cold-weather staples like Beef Bourguignon, Escargots and our new Soup Trio, complete with a sampling of French Onion, Butternut Squash and the Soup Du Jour. Click here for the menu and make a reservation here.

 

Mon Ami Gabi  – Oak Brook
WHEN: Lunch 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM; Dinner 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Whether you’re hitting the sales at Oakbrook Center or enjoying a relaxing day off, join us at Mon Ami Gabi for your French favorites at lunch or dinner. Plus, bottles of wine are half priced on Monday nights! Click here for more information and other happenings at Mon Ami Gabi. Make a reservation here.

 

Oyster Bah
WHEN: Bar 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Extended Happy Hour 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Drop your anchor at Oyster Bah for lunch on MLK day. Spend your day off sipping on east coast brunch cocktails like She Sells Sea Shells with gin, apricot, chartreuse, lemon, and rosé. To make a reservation, click here.

 

R.J. Grunts
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lincoln Park institution, R.J. Grunts, will be serving up brunch this MLK Day from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Enjoy the famous “All-U-Can-Eat Weekend Brunch”, with items ranging from Pecan Bread Pudding French Toast and Mini Belgian Waffles to Grunts’ Thick-Cut Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, and Yogurt & Granola for $16.95. As always, the world famous salad bar will be available (and included in the price!). Be sure to come hungry, and don’t forget to top off the meal with special $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Make a reservation here.

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria 
WHEN: Brunch Buffet 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Dinner 2:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy Stella Barra’s chef-inspired brunch buffet! Doors will be open at 10:00 AM for unlimited Short Rib Hash, Egg Enchiladas, Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding and more for $19.95, plus $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis to do your three-day weekend right. Kids 10 & under can enjoy the buffet (and special pancake bar!) for free. Click here for the menu and make a reservation here.

 

Summer House Santa Monica
WHEN: Lunch 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Looking for the perfect place to spend a cold winter day off? Summer House opens at 10:00 AM! We’ll have our full lunch menu available along with limited brunch offerings such as the Spinach & Kale Omelette and Our Very Nice Caramelized French Toast, served until 3:00 PM. Click here to see the menu and make a reservation here.
 

WASHINGTON D.C. METRO AREA

 

Community Canteen – Reston Town Center
WHEN: Breakfast 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Early riser? Head to Community Canteen for breakfast on MLK Day – we’re open from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM with your favorite coffee drinks, fresh pastries, custom omelets and more. Click here for full menu and daily specials.
*Parking will be free all day in all garages.

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda, MD
WHEN: Brunch 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Dinner 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Spend your Monday off at your favorite neighborhood bistro. We’re opening up early with our full brunch menu – think crêpes, Eggs Benedict, waffles and more – plus $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas in the bar area. Click here for the menu and make a reservation here.

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Reston, VA
WHEN: Monday, January 15; Brunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Dinner 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Three-day weekend = three days of weekend brunch! Enjoy brunch staples like crêpes, Eggs Benedict, waffles and more – plus our famous build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar and DIY Mimosas. Click here for the menu and make a reservation here.
*Parking will be free all day in all garages.

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria – North Bethesda, MD
WHEN: Monday, January 15; 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Have Monday off? We’re opening doors at 11:00 AM with our full menu complete with signature pizzas, salads, small plates and more. Don’t forget Happy Hour in the bar area from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM to make the most of your three-day weekend. Click here for menus and make a reservation here.

 

Summer House Santa Monica – North Bethesda, MD
WHEN: Brunch 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What better way to spend a chilly January day than at Summer House? Join us on your day off for your favorite brunch dishes available from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on MLK Day. We’ll have Buttermilk Pancakes, Roast Vegetable Hash and more, alongside plenty of craft cocktails to enjoy. Click here for the brunch menu and make a reservation here.

 

LAS VEGAS

 

El Segundo Sol
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Keep the long weekend going with tacos and margaritas! Frozen or on the rocks, we have you covered with flavors like mango, prickly pear and more. We’re open normal hours, with Happy Hour from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the bar area. Click here for menu and make a reservation here.

 

Mon Ami Gabi
WHEN: Monday, January 15; Breakfast 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Spending the three-day weekend in Las Vegas? Mon Ami Gabi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with all of your French favorites. Feast on crêpes, burgers, steak frites and more on the patio beneath the Eiffel Tower. Click here for menus and make a reservation here.

 

Stripburger
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Party on the patio? Yes please! Spend your Monday off with a burger in one hand and a boozy milkshake in the other. Click here for menu and make a reservation here.

 

CALIFORNIA

 

M Street Kitchen – Santa Monica
WHEN: Breakfast 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Looking to make the most of your day off? M Street Kitchen is open bright and early at 8:00 AM with fresh-baked pastries, omelettes and pancakes, followed by lunchtime favorites including the Ora King Salmon Bowl, Shaved Short Rib Sandwich and more. Click here for menus and make a reservation here.

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria – Hollywood
WHEN: Lunch 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Dinner 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Whether you have the day off or not, pizza is always the right choice. Join us on MLK Day lunch or dinner! From the Organic Pork Meatballs to the Fresh Burrata with wood-grilled grapes to our famous Butternut Squash Pizza with candied bacon, we have you covered. Click here to view the full menus and make a reservation here.

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria – Santa Monica
WHEN: Brunch Buffet 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Dinner 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Have you tried our new chef-inspired brunch buffet? We’re open on MLK Day with the full spread, including unlimited Short Rib Hash, Soft-Scrambled Eggs, Egg Enchiladas, Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding and more for $17.95. Plus, make the most of your day off with $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis. Click here for more information. Walk-ins welcome.

 


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