100 best places in the U.S. for brunch, including 16 in California
Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable has come out with its crowd-sourced list of what its users say are the 100 best brunch places in America.
New York topped the list of brunchable spots with 20 restaurants, and California came in second with these 16 (many of which have Mother’s Day menus, in case you’re still planning a Sunday meal out):
--Dead Fish Crab House and Prime Rib in Crockett, on the water north of Berkeley;
--Geoffrey’s Malibu, a classic coastal spot with lots of ocean views;
--Gracias Madre, a plant-based menu of Mexican food in West Hollywood;
--The Great Maple in San Diego keeps the menu seasonal;
--Greens Restaurant, a famed vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco with a dreamy location in Fort Mason;
--The Ivy in West Hollywood, which features omelette concoctions and even lobster on its breakfast menu;
--Las Brisas in Laguna Beach is known for its Cal-Mex flair;
--Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs, which adds grilled pork chop and curry chicken salad to the usual brunch fare;
--The historic Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee) in Yosemite National Park;
--Perch LA in downtown Los Angeles, a rooftop restaurant with views of the city;
--Champagne Brunch on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which can include a pre- or post-brunch walk around the vintage ship;
--The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus allows you to add a brunch stop to your shopping;
--Town in San Carlos serves up steaks and seafood;
--Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, which says it serves “American cuisine with a French-Pacific Rim influence”; and
--Yank Sing at the Rincon Center in San Francisco for a dim-sum brunch.
OpenTable says the choices reflect the 5 million reviews on its restaurant reservation website. Here’s the rest of the list; keep it handy for when you’re on the road.
Acqua in Forest Lake, Minn.
Atchafalaya in New Orleans
Balthazar in New York City
Beatrix-River North in Chicago
The Beehive in Boston
Big Jones in Chicago
Blend on the Water in Long Island City, N.Y.
Brennan’s Houston, Texas
Brunch in Chicago
Cafe Luxembourg in New York City
Cafe Modern inside The Modern museum in Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte in Charlotte, N.C.
The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park in New York City
Cheever’s Cafe in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Chez Zee in Austin, Texas
City Cafe in Baltimore
The Clubhouse in Oak Brook, Ill.
Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands, Va.
Clyde’s at Tower Oaks Lodge in Rockville, Md.
Cookshop in New York City
Corner Kitchen in Asheville, N.C.
Deerpark Restaurant at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
El Chorro in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Farm & Table in Albuquerque
Farmers Fishers Bakers in Washington, D.C.
Fat Hen in Johns Island, S.C.
The Food Market in Baltimore
Gaslight in Boston
Georgia Brown’s in Washington, D.C.
Gertrude’s in Baltimore
Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh
Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu
Iron Rooster in Annapolis Md.
Jane in New York City
Laduree Soho in New York City
Lafayette in New York City
Lake Elmo Inn in Lake Elmo, Minn.
Le Diplomate in Washington, D.C.
The Liberty Tavern in Arlington, Va.
Linger in Denver
Little Goat in Chicago
Marseille in New York City
Max’s Wine Dive in Houston
Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm in Portland, Ore.
Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Fla.
Parc Brasserie in Philadelphia
Pier W in Cleveland
Poor Calvin’s in Atlanta
Print Works Bistro in Greensboro, N.C.
The Rainbow Room in New York City
Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs, Ga.
Relish in Philadelphia
Rue 57 in New York City
Rusty Scupper in Baltimore
Salty’s on Alki Beach in Seattle
Salty’s on the Columbia in Portland, Ore.
South City Kitchen Midtown in Atlanta
The Southern Steak & Oyster in Nashville
Summer House in Chicago
The Standard Grill (in the Standard Hotel) in New York City
Sundy House in Delray Beach, Fla.
Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C.
Tavern on the Green in Central Park in New York City
Terrain Garden Cafe in Glen Mills, Pa.
Webster House in Kansas City, Mo.
White Dog Cafe in Wayne, Pa.
Willa Jean in New Orleans
Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore
X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers, N.Y.
Yardbird: Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach
Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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