From a press release:
“Award-winning restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the debut of a new Sunday brunch menu at his popular “modern Israeli” concept, SABABA, located in the heart of Cleveland Park at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, 20008. Guests will enjoy Executive Chef Ryan Moore’s “modern Israeli” cuisine, which draws inspiration from the Middle East, along with fresh new additions served on house-made Jerusalem bagels. Brunch is served exclusively on Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is available for in-house dining, carryout, and delivery.
Guests can look forward to salads, hummus, mezze and kebabs off the regular menu along with a selection of newly added breakfast sandwiches and benedicts, served on potato latkes or house-made Jerusalem-style bagels. Signature small plates include Charred Eggplant with herbed labneh, pomegranate and pistachio; Roasted Halloumi with dates, honey and charred lemon; Grilled Broccoli with roasted garlic, chili oil and charred broccoli tahina; Fried Cauliflower with tahina, golden raisins, dill and lemon; Honey Nut Squash Falafel with mulled apple cider, tahina, sage and onion salad; Kushari with chickpea rice, lentil pasta, fried onion and spiced tomato sauce, as well as Steak Kebab with citrus-herb marinade, served with hawaij-spiced rice, roasted chili and tomato. A selection of house-made Jerusalem bagel sandwiches come with a choice of spreads: tomatoes, za’atar and goat cheese; egg & shug bitter or smoked trout & mahammura. A selection of SABABA Benedicts are also available for diners, served with a choice of potato latke or Jerusalem bagel. Standouts include the Sabih Benedict with roasted eggplant, tomato, poached egg and hollandaise; Lamb Benedict with schmaltz-braised lamb, harissa, poached egg and hollandaise as well as the Smoked Salmon Benedict with smoked salmon, sumac, onion, capers and hollandaise. Menu items range in price from $8 to $14.
For the perfect beverage pairing, brunch-goers can select from a unique menu of house-made sodas, juices, and craft cocktails. Choices include Pomegranate-Rosehip Soda with sumac, rose and pepper; Lavender-Borage Soda with rosemary and lemon, and the Cucumber-Mint Soda with fresh lemon. Non-alcoholic beverages are priced at $5. A selection of boozy cocktails is also available at brunch and include SABABA Bloody Mary with hawaij & spicy harissa and tomato juice; Arak Cocktail with local white rum, tempus fugit cacao, arak and lime; Cradle of Civilization with rye & malt whiskies, sorghum, caraway and sesame bitters, and the Halva World Away with Olmeca añejo, carrot, pistachio orgeat and cardamom. Cocktails are priced at $10 each. Brunch-goers can also enjoy bottomless Champagne, priced at $16 per person, or bottomless mimosa, priced at $15 per person, and available during a two-hour time limit.
3311 Connecticut Ave, NW
Conveniently located just four miles north of the White House in Cleveland Park, SABABA at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20008 is close to the National Zoo, situated in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Washington. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch is served Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is one block from Cleveland Park Metro accessible on the red line. For reservations, additional information, or to place an order for pickup, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit www.sababauptown.com. Delivery options are also available through UberEats: https://www.ubereats.com, DoorDash: https://www.doordash.com and Caviar: https://www.trycaviar.com.”