BLT Prime by David Burke (Washington, D.C.)


Another DC brunch suggestion for the have-nots.  (You know, I’ve always said that if you live in the DC area and you don’t do brunch, you’re considered a “nobody”)  One thing I can say about eating brunch in D.C. is if you have friends that like to calculate the check when it comes out, then you might want to go to brunch by yourself.  Shit gets expensive.  (That’s a complete sentence, right?)  I wanted to find more brunch places in the DC area, and I came across this place.  I was trying to figure out if I wanted to go here for brunch or dinner, but I’m broke, so I opted for the cheaper option.


BLT is located inside of the Trump Hotel.  If you’re not into politics like I am, then you’ll be able to lick your plate without any consciousness looking over your shoulder.  If you are into politics and you don’t like the current administration but still want a good meal, then wear a mask.  The interior of this restaurant is absolutely stunning.  If you want to impress a date, then this is the place for you.  Hopefully, you have some table manners though, otherwise your date will be less impressed.


During my trip to BLT I decided to order two dishes.  The Crab Cake Poached Egg Waffle and Banana Nutella Stuffed French Toast were my to go items for this visit.  I’ll start off by saying if you’re hungry and want a little of everything in one sitting, then go for the Crab Cake Poached Egg Waffle.  It consisted of, well, what I just mentioned, along with orange hollandaise and tomato marmalade.   The Crab Cake was fried, but not too oily or too greasy which made it more appetizing.  I’m not a huge fan of fried crab cakes, because I prefer it be broiled, but I could make an exception for these crab cakes.  The waffle was nothing special, just a regular waffle, but what made it stand out was the orange hollandaise sauce that was topped on the poached egg.  The tomato marmalade added good flavors to the dish as well, but the crab cake stole the show.  It had little to no fillers inside and worked well with the overall dish.


The next dish that was ordered was the Stuffed French Toast.  It consisted of almonds to go with passion fruit and maple syrup.  The french toast packed a lot of flavors, but the overall dish was nothing too spectacular.  Some people would like this dish because it wasn’t “messy”.  Messy meaning, topped with so many toppings and surrounded by “diabetes”.  The inside however is to be described as a perfectly made peanut butter jelly sandwich, but with banana and nutella.  I would order this specific dish again because it would help me understand that I don’t need a thousand toppings for it to be good.


Overall, this restaurant is a go-to.  As I mentioned before, if you’re not into politics then this is the perfect place for you to be during brunch.  They have other items which I plan to go back to order, but during this trip my stomach was only big enough for those two items.


4 comments on “BLT Prime by David Burke (Washington, D.C.)”

  1. Ahhh it does look pretty nice in there. He probably doesn’t own the hotel anyways so I couldn’t care less. The crab cakes and poached eggs sound perfect minus the waffle. I agree with you about the French Toast. Sometimes less is more.


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