Brunch has quickly become the most important meal of the day, or at least the most important meal on Saturday and Sunday. No matter where you are in the country, you’re bound to be looking for a good brunch place to check out this weekend. Here are ten of the best, and most beloved, brunch spots in the United States.
10. Birch & Barley – Washington, DC
Aside from a 500+ beer list, Birch & Barley is offering Washington customers upscale and delicious food options that will satisfy you and have you coming back again and again. Their menu features house-brined corned beef hash, toffee-bacon donuts, fig & prosciutto flatbread, and a blood orange and ginger pop tart.
9. Hominy Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
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The relaxed atmosphere at the Hominy Grill in Charleston will have you feeling right at home in no time. So will the comfort food; fried green tomatoes, buttermilk pancakes, shrimp and grits, fresh house granola, fried chicken, salmon potato cakes, and huevos rancheros.
8. Simpatica – Portland, Oregon
The farm-to-table movement that is so popular in Portland will win you over at hotspot Simpatica. The set-price menu changes daily, but past dishes have included chicken and waffles with a green tomato syrup, classic eggs benedict, french toast with rhubarb syrup, and a creamed kale tart.
7. Root & Bone – New York City, New York
Root & Bone, located in New York City, takes Southern food to another level. Their brunch menu features four different kinds of biscuits, drunken devilled eggs, braised short rib meat loaf, a mushroom and ricotta sandwich, and their signature bourbon cured bacon. Be sure to also check out their cocktail menu.
6. One Eared Stag – Atlanta, Georgia
In Atlanta, you’ll find an eccentric spot called One Eared Stag. Not only do they have exposed brick walls with animal heads proudly mounted but their menu is also completely original. The chef’s breakfast is four small and ever-changing portions that are whipped up daily by the chef depending on his mood and what’s in the kitchen.
5. Creperie Beau Monde – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brunch Specials all weekend! Butter Pound Cake French Toast — This melts in your mouth, the fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries drizzled with maple syrup meld and then pop with a slightly tart finish! #skipthediet #creperiebeaumonde #bestbrunchinphilly #frenchtoast
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Beau Monde is serving up French food not normally expected for a small restaurant in Philadelphia, but is being well received by locals and tourists alike. They’re definitely doing something right. Their menu features sweet and savory crepes along with appetizers, salads, and soups.
4. Jam – Chicago, Illinois
One of Chicago’s best restaurants in general, Jam is a favorite for their delicious menu. Dishes include a famous pecan sticky bun, coffee pancakes with a banana cream, eggs benedict with crispy pork belly, an egg sandwich with ricotta and plum preserve, and a buckwheat burrito.
3. Pinewood Social – Nashville, Tennessee
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A brunch spot that doubles as a bowling alley, Pinewood Social in Nashville is a great place to get together with friends and enjoy popular dishes like elevated peanut butter and jelly toast, broken yolk tacos, lobster rolls, a goat cheese omelet, and a Bloody Mary.
2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – Miami, Florida
Upscale brunch place Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami is known for their locally sourced menu. How can you say no to kimchi eggs benedict, breakfast pizza, avocado toast, duck confit hash, a grapefruit salad, coconut chia pudding, and wood oven roasted lamb meatballs?
1. Bar Tartine – San Francisco, California
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Bar Tartine, located in San Francisco, is wildly popular. We can see why, their weekend brunch menu changes constantly but always remains delicious. Past dishes include chicken sausage with kale, egg, and harissa, yogurt with buckwheat, rhubarb, and rose geranium, and smoked potatoes with black garlic.