Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winning restaurants, which include Belga Cafe in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation’s capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four.  Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.

“Americans didn’t invent brunch, but these winning restaurants have come to define it,” says Caroline Potter , OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Whether its folks seeking to kick-start Saturday dining adventures or gather with loved ones over a sumptuous meal on a Sunday afternoon, brunch is a national pastime for foodies, friends, and families.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.  All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.  Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Atchafalaya Restaurant – New Orleans, Louisiana
B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Beau Monde – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Bella Vista at Four Season Resort-The Biltmore Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
Bernardo’s @ the Hotel Galvez – Galveston, Texas
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
Bistro La Bon – Charlotte, North Carolina
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead – Atlanta, Georgia
Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Cafe Sebastienne – Kansas City, Missouri
Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, Virginia
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Circle Brunch-The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida
Cookshop – New York, New York
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Corner Shop Café – New York, New York
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Croissants Bistro and Bakery – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
Datz – Tampa, Florida
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
Deerpark Restaurant – Asheville, North Carolina
Di Valletta Restaurant – Greensboro, North Carolina
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Envoy – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
French Blue – St. Helena, California
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel – Englewood, Colorado
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Gramercy Terrace – New York, New York
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Greenbriar Inn – Boulder, Colorado
Hawaii Prince-Prince Court – Honolulu, Hawaii
Hillbilly Tea – Louisville, Kentucky
Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California
Jane – New York, New York
Kravings – Tarzana, California
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant – Lakemont, Georgia
Las Brisas – Laguna Beach, California
Library Bistro – Seattle, Washington
Lucile’s – Fort Worth, Texas
M ST. Cafe -St. Paul, Minnesota
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Max’s Wine Dive – Houston, Texas
Mission Inn Restaurant – Riverside, California
Mister Collins – Bal Harbour, Florida
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nellie’s Sports Bar – Washington, D.C.
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Oasis Cafe – Salt Lake City, Utah
O’Neill’s Bar & Grill – Mission Viejo, California
Palm Court at The Scottsdale Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Pasha Mezze – Norfolk, Virginia
Pastis – New York, New York
Peacock Garden Cafe – Coconut Grove, Florida
Petite Chou – Carmel, Indiana
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Ports O Call – San Pedro, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s at Redondo Beach – Des Moines, Washington
Salty’s on Alki – Seattle, Washington
Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Seasons Restaurant – Washington, D.C.
The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
Soco – Brooklyn, New York
Sophia’s Restaurant at The Fairview Inn – Jackson, Missouri
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Sun in my Belly-Neighborhood Cafe – Decatur, Georgia
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
TJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town Hall – Washington, D.C.
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.