What I love about the Tabard Inn is that most D.C. visitors and transplants have never heard of it, yet this place requires a brunch reservation 2 weeks in advance. The Tabard Inn is historic and creaky. The corridors are lined with quirky rooms and narrow staircases that make the place seem endless. Brunch, lunch, or dinner can be had in the cosy basement restaurant or courtyard patio. Be sure to order a round of their homemade donuts with brunch.