Imagine biting into a waffle stuffed with fresh lobster meat! I know… sounds heavenly doesn’t it (cues hallelujah music)? Well I’m just here to tell you that there’s a place in DC that you can find this delicacy and it’s called B Too. Located on 14th street in the Logan Circle neighborhood, B Too is a Belgian restaurant whose brunch menu has so much swag it could very well be the Beyoncé of DC brunches.
I first tried B Too’s lobster waffle about a month ago during DC’s Summer Restaurant Week. I was highly impressed by the dish and have been craving it ever since, so during the Labor Day Weekend I decided that a brunch at B Too was an absolute necessity. Little did I know that the lobster waffle I fell in love with during Restaurant Week was actually the bootleg version of the real deal that is served up on B Too’s regular menus. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I realized that this dish gets even better!
The dish consists of a Belgium waffle stuffed with fresh lobster meat, topped with even more lobster meat, and served in a lobster bisque sauce with a salad on the side. You’re probably wondering if you read that correctly, so let’s do this again… lobster meat, Belgian waffle, lobster bisque (insert surprise face emoji here)! Words cannot even describe how amazing this ingenious waffle-lobster combo is; it’s the best thing you never knew you needed in your life! Luckily, B Too serves this dish on their lunch and dinner menu as well.
The lobster waffle is just one of the many creative combinations you can find on B Too’s brunch menu. From one single glance at their menu, B Too’s culinary creativity jumps out at you. Almost every dish captures your interest, making it incredibly hard to decide what to order.
If it’s one thing that the Belgians get right, it’s the waffle, and B Too certainly serves up a fair share of enticing waffle dishes. There’s the traditional Brussels waffle served with fresh fruits, berries, or sugar… then there are a number of more adventurous waffle concoctions. At B Too you can get just about any waffle combination you can dream of: a waffle muffin, a French toast waffle with Grand Marnier, fried chicken and waffles, a waffle with slow cooked pears and crème brûlée cream, and… wait for it… a waffle burger! Want a donut waffle? They’ve got that covered too with their famous “doffle.”
The cornbread and pulled pork waffle is a must try. This is a savory corn bread waffle topped with delicious pulled pork and two eggs sunny side up with avocado and sour cream. I absolutely love this dish! I’ve tasted the pulled pork waffle before at B Too’s sister restaurant Belga Café in Eastern Market, and was thrilled to see that it made the B Too brunch menu as well. It’s a rather daring combination of ingredients, but the flavors come together nicely. I highly recommend this dish if your brunching at B too or Belga Café.
The waffles certainly steal the show at B Too, but the menu is extensive and covers quite some territory. Brunch items include your basic starters (like fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt parfait, or homemade pastries), a great selection of egg based dishes (including gluten free and vegetarian options), sandwiches and burger options, fancy hash brown meals (such as duck confit leg truffled hash browns), a mussels selection, and more.
Because mussels, like waffles, are an essential meal at any Belgian restaurant, I had to leave room to try one of B Too’s mussels and frites dishes. At the server’s recommendation, I ordered the “Brussels Mussels,” which was a plentiful portion of mussels served with Maine lobster in a tomato-based broth mixed with onions, parsley, celery and cognac. The dish was very flavorful and the addition of the lobster tail was a pleasant surprise.
We all go through food phases, and there was a time in my life when I was completely hooked on mussels. Like a broken record, you couldn’t get me to order anything else so long as there were mussels on the menu. Even my old mussels-obsessed self would have been thoroughly satisfied with the mussels at B Too.
B Too is certainly a place for the adventurous foodie. I am happy to add it to my growing list of Brunch Belle Approved DC brunches. Its brunch menu features a number of unique dishes that are sure to please. The only thing that would have made my experience better was the ability to wash down all of the waffles I consumed with an endless flow of cocktails. Although I appreciate B Too’s diverse assortment of drink options, they do not offer an unlimited drinks deal, which is perhaps the only thing missing from their amazing menu.
It’s a solid A for B Too. You can find their brunch menu here. The restaurant serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
1324 14th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Until next time,
Love, Peace, and Mimosas