Brunch is Back for Eastside Eateries

As more restaurants reopen for indoor dining, they’re also expanding to include the beloved midmorning tradition that many have missed — the almighty brunch. Get a fully loaded Bloody Mary from Redmond’s Woodblock, chicken and waffles at Pomegranate, or go classic with eggs Benedict at Bellevue’s Eques, or a Dungeness crab Benedict at Woodinville’s Barking Frog. Like so many, these restaurants have reconfigured seating for social distancing, with enhanced food safety and hygiene practices. Plan on wearing your mask when not eating or drinking, and see details below for hours and what to expect:

Woodblock

Brunch hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Online reservations are available. Interior and patio socially distanced seating is available. Visit the eatery’s website to read its “What to Expect” page for the latest safety compliance practices. 16175 Cleveland St., Redmond, woodblockredmond.com

Eques

Brunch hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Online reservations are available. Make it a staycation at the adjoining Hyatt, with its “A Warm Welcome Awaits” special, which includes breakfast and up to a 20 percent discount. 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, hyatt.com under the Bellevue location.

Barking Frog

Brunch/breakfast menu available all week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations for brunch/breakfast are available. The restaurant will be at 50 percent capacity seating and management request guests spend no more than 2 hours at a table, given the limited seating. The full breakfast menu can be viewed online, and check social feeds for seasonal specials. 14580 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, willowslodge.com/barking_frog

Pomegranate Bistro

Brunch hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No reservations for brunch. Open for dine-in as well as takeout meals. Call ahead to see what’s on the “Grab & Go” menu for a fresh treat or easy meal for pickup. 18005 N.E. 68th St., Redmond, pomegranatebistro.com

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