The 10 Best Brunch Restaurants in America, Data Shows
Few things are as exciting as a delicious brunch. One of the things we appreciate most about the meal is that almost no dish is off-limits.
From savory to sweet, (think omelets and burgers to pancakes), brunch menus truly satisfies just about any palatte. And even though mornings at home can be relaxing and cozy, going out for brunch takes it to a whole other level. But, when it comes to brunch spots, some restaurants really go up and beyond, between the food, service, and interior design.
Tripadvisor recently announced the 10 best brunch restaurants in America based on data from this year's Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" Restaurants Awards, so you know who's dishing out the nation's best brunch. The winners were largely chosen based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for restaurants on Tripadvisor collected from January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Note that each recipient consistently provides outstanding service and quality food for travelers.
Don't live close to Tripadvisor's top picks? Maybe it's time for a brunch-inspired trip! For more Tripadvisor favorites, check out The 10 Best Fancy Restaurants in America, According to Data. Now, here are the top 10 best brunch spots in the country, ranked from the best to the absolute best.
Please note: All of the included restaurants are open as of publication. However, please call or check the restaurant's website or social media before running out the door.
Vintage in Vail, CO
Based on the reviews, it seems that you come to Vail, Colorado for skiing but stay for brunch at Vintage. Remember when we mentioned how expansive brunch menus can be? This spot is the perfect example of that, offering avocado toast to French toast and, yes, there's even a steak sandwich on the menu. Not to mention, the service and atmosphere are top-notch at this establishment, based on reviews.
"What a wonderful experience. Ambiance is great! Staff is great, and the food is beyond great! This is a must when in Vail!" writes Warren L..
Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL
Talk about a unique brunching experience, the Oxford Exchange is not only a restaurant, but it's also a home store and a bookstore. The restaurant features a Champagne Bar and even offers afternoon tea. Reviewers say this spot is an absolute must for brunch, accentuating decadent dishes like the cinnamon buns and the whipped feta. The architecture throughout the Oxford Exchange was another highlight for many who've been.
Commander's Palace in New Orleans, LA
Ready for the most New Orleans thing you've ever heard in your life? Jazz brunch. At Commander's Palace, you'll get a true taste of the city with dishes like Creole Gumbo, Amaretto Peach Beignets, and even Goat Cheese Stone Ground Grits.
"Good food, delightful music, and an attentive wait staff that had everyone in the room up and dancing." writes Ready_To_Travel.
Atchafalaya in New Orleans, LA
"Best brunch we've had in a very long time," writes reviewer JohninDallas. "Very cool place in an old home in the Garden District. Live jazz, old-school ambiance with a modern twist, and really delicious food."
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Mala Tavern in Lahaina, HI
Is it any surprise that an oceanfront brunch spot, Mala Tavern in Lahaina, Hawaii was awarded one of Tripadvisor's top picks. Reviewers rave about absolutely everything this restaurant has to offer including the food, the views, the service, and everything that falls in between. If you find yourself in Maui, you know exactly where to make a brunch reservation.
Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas, NV
When you think of French cuisine, you may not naturally think of brunch food, but once you try Mon Ami Gabi, Tripadvisor claims you'll be sold. Overlooking The Strip in Las Vegas, this brunch spot features classic American brunch dishes, but with a French flair. The menu has four types of eggs Benedict, as well as several crepes, waffle, and omelet options.
"We had brunch here and everything was PERFECT! The waiter was so polite and the food was amazing! Absolutely loved it!" writes Googz. Just know this restaurant stops serving brunch at 11 am sharp, which is an earlier cut off than most. But, according to the great reviews on Tripadvisor, it's worth the earlier brunch.
EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge in Palm Springs, CA
If you find yourself in Palm Springs, CA, Tripadvisor reviewers highly recommend EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge for brunch. The menu appears to be endless as far as options go, and according to Christine A. this spot boasts a "lovely setting, great food and stellar service." So, whether you're a savory brunch person or you like to go for something sweet, you're bound to find something you enjoy at this establishment.
And did we mention they offer $10 champagne flutes with two refills? Because they do—and you're probably going to want to order them.
Nomo Soho Restaurant in New York City, NY
Nomo Soho Restaurant's tagline is, "Unforgettable dining in an unforgettable Soho setting", and according to Tripadvisor's Restaurant Awards, it lives up to the hype. Chef Omar Lorenzana takes full advantage of all things seasonal, offering an ever-changing menu of what he calls "farm-to-fork" options. Right now, there's even a breakfast pizza on the menu—all them more reason to make a resy!
High Cotton Charleston in Charleston, SC
Charleston is a huge food city, so naturally Tripadvisor's top two brunch spots are in this South Carolina port city. High Cotton Charleston is a restaurant loaded with Southern charm. Many reviewers seem to love to go for the Mimosa Trio, which consists of a bottle of sparkling wine along with peach nectar, cranberry and orange juices. Sounds like a great choice to us.
According to the Tripadvisor ratings, this place seems to check all the boxes. "Every aspect of a great dining experience was covered – beautiful surroundings, fabulous food, AMAZING service!" writes Lmoreno316.
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Halls Chophouse in Charleston, SC
Garnering over 6,000 reviews and the #1 restaurant in the whole city for all meals on Tripadvisor— including brunch of course—is none other than Halls Chophouse. Just because you're there for brunch doesn't mean you can't give their steak a try. Yep, it's on the brunch menu, too—and based on the reviews, it sounds like you may want to go for it. But, if you're in the mood to stick to a more traditional morning meal, they've got all the classics too, like omelets, eggs Benedict, and French toast.
Warning: the photos of this restaurant's food will probably make your mouth water.
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