I love brunch so much that we had our wedding in the late morning so we could have a brunch reception. What other meal can you find french toast, prime rib, eggs and dessert? AND champagne? Brunch is the best meal.There are tons of places for brunch and everything on this list I’ve had more than once. I’ve also tried to select places that take reservations and a have a full bar (can’t say no to a good Bloody Mary). Popular brunch spots in LA can be an hour wait on Sundays. There’s a few places that were good but I wouldn’t necessarily go back to.
This place gets my vote for the blueberry ricotta pancakes that have been featured all over the place. They also have a great selection of eggs Benedict (the steak version is great) and also have french press coffee. This place can get busy so make a reservation through opentable.com. They can get incredibly busy so plan ahead and have a comfortable brunch so you’re not standing outside for an hour. Takes reservations and has a full bar.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Farm of Beverly Hills
Eggs Benedict deserves its own section on every brunch menu, and the farm certainly covers their bases. The Farmer’s Benedict is eggs Benedict served over a cheesy baked potato. Don’t be shy: get a biscuit with some raspberry jam to satisfy the sweet side of brunch. Note: They have two locations: one in Beverly Hills and one downtown at LA Live. Don’t go to the one downtown. Seriously, it’s the worst. I don’t know how two locations can be so different, but they are indeed worlds apart. Takes reservations and has a full bar.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
What you’ll find at Comme Ça is a great French brunch (in French portions) and every bite is delicious. The Bloody Mary is honored with its own menu so this is a place for those who need a little hair of the dog. It’s a little pricier but definitely a classy brunch. Takes reservations and has a full bar.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rush is one of the few places I go that is really and truly loud. This is a bar first and a restaurant second, which is evident by the amount of TV’s playing sports at any given time. That being said, their burgers and fries and the whole damn menu knock it out of the park (sports metaphor!!!!!). Their brunch is more on the lunch side than the breakfast side, but you can still get eggs and pancakes and a Bloody with ten different kinds of hot sauces. Takes reservations and has a full bar.
Culver City, CA 90232
Little Next Door
This is the only place on this list that doesn’t have a full bar and doesn’t take reservations, but the amount of great meals I’ve had here puts Little Next Door in my top five. It’s yet another French place situated right next to its big brother restaurant. Little Next Door is somehow more French than Comme Ca with simple sandwiches and eggs. Try the fig and brie and get some Lavazza coffee with it.
Los Angeles, CA 90048