100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2016

    OpenTable compiled a list of the 100 best brunch restaurants in America just in time for Mother’s Day!  If you dine at any one of these restaurants let us know how you liked it and what your favorite dishes were! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Make Mother’s Day Delicious: The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2016 #OpenTable100

    100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2016

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, the most popular day to dine out for brunch, we’re excited to reveal the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    From restaurants serving traditional dishes and lavish buffets to those making fried chicken and waffles and plant-forward fare synonymous with brunch, the complete list features winning restaurants in 26 states and Washington, D.C., and includes Balthazar in New York,Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. New York, arguably the birthplace of brunch as we have come to know and love it, comes out on top with 20 winning restaurants, followed by California with 16, Maryland with nine and Illinois with six. Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. boast five apiece, while North Carolina and Texas have four each. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia all have three winners, and Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, and Oregon have two each. Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington state are also represented.

    American fare, which is closely associated with local farm-to-table ingredients, is extremely popular at the winning restaurants, as are French and seafood-driven menus. However, a variety of cuisines are present including dim sum, Creole, Hawaiian, Latin/Spanish, Low Country, Mexican, and vegetarian. Check out some of the tastiest brunch dishes from the winners in our slideshow below.

    The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “brunch” category.

    Based on this methodology, the following restaurants comprise the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-brunch-restaurants-in-america-2016.
    2016 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America

    ACQUA – Forest Lake, Minnesota
    Atchafalya – New Orleans, Louisiana
    Balthazar – New York, New York
    Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
    Beatrix-River North – Chicago, Illinois
    Beehive – Boston, Massachusetts
    Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
    Blend on the Water – Long Island City, New York
    Brennan’s – New Orleans, Louisiana
    Brennan’s of Houston – Houston, Texas
    Bristol Seafood Grill – Creve Coeur, Missouri
    Bristol Seafood Grill – Leawood, Kansas
    Brunch – Chicago, Illinois
    Café Luxembourg – New York, New York
    Café Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
    Café Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Central Park Boathouse – New York, New York
    Cheever’s Café – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
    City Café – Baltimore, Maryland
    The Clubhouse – Oak Brook, Illinois
    Clyde’s of Chevy Chase – Chevy Chase, Maryland
    Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm – Ashburn, Virginia
    Cookshop – New York, New York
    Corner Kitchen – Asheville, North Carolina
    The Dead Fish – Crockett, California
    Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate– Asheville, North Carolina
    El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
    Farm & Table – Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Farmers Fishers Bakers – Washington, D.C.
    Fat Hen – Johns Island, South Carolina
    The Food Market – Baltimore, Maryland
    Founding Farmers-DC – Washington, D.C.
    Founding Farmers-Montgomery County – Potomac, Maryland
    Founding Farmers-Tysons – Tysons Corner, Virginia
    Gaslight – Boston, Massachusetts
    Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
    Georgia Brown’s – Washington, D.C.
    Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
    Gracias Madre – West Hollywood, California
    Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Great Maple – San Diego, California
    Greens Restaurant – San Francisco, California
    Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii
    Iron Rooster – Annapolis, Maryland
    The Ivy – West Hollywood, California
    Jane – New York, New York
    Laduree SOHO – New York, New York
    Lafayette – New York, New York
    Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
    Las Brisas – Laguna Beach, California
    Le Diplomate – Washington, D.C.
    The Liberty Tavern – Arlington, Virginia
    Linger – Denver, Colorado
    Little Goat – Chicago, Illinois
    LuLu California Bistro – Palm Springs, California
    The Majestic Yosemite Hotel – Yosemite Village, California
    Marseille – New York, New York
    MAX’s Wine Dive Houston-Washington Ave. – Houston, Texas
    Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm – Portland, Oregon
    Oxford Exchange – Tampa, Florida
    Parc – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
    Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio
    Poor Calvin’s – Atlanta, Georgia
    Print Works Bistro – Greensboro, North Carolina
    Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
    The Rainbow Room – New York, New York
    Ray’s on the River – Sandy Springs, Georgia
    Relish – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus – San Francisco, California
    Rue 57 – New York, New York
    Rusty Scupper – Baltimore, Maryland
    Salty’s on Alki Beach – Seattle, Washington
    Salty’s on the Columbia – Portland, Oregon
    Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
    Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South – New York, New York
    Sarabeth’s TriBeCa – New York, New York
    South City Kitchen Midtown – Atlanta, Georgia
    The Southern – Nashville, Tennessee
    Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
    The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
    The Smith-Lincoln Square – New York, New York
    The Smith-Midtown – New York, New York
    Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago, Illinois
    The Standard Grill – New York, New York
    Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
    Tabard Inn – Washington, D.C.
    Tavern on the Green – New York, New York
    Terrain Garden Café – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
    Tower Oaks Lodge – Rockville, Maryland
    Town – San Carlos, California
    Webster House – Kansas City, Missouri
    White Dog Café – Wayne, Pennsylvania
    Willa Jean – New Orleans, Louisiana
    Woodberry Kitchen – Baltimore, Maryland
    X20 Xaviars on the Hudson – Yonkers, New York
    Yank Sing-Rincon Center – San Francisco, California
    Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – Miami Beach, Florida
    Zingerman’s Roadhouse – Ann Arbor, Michigan

    And, don’t forget to make a reservation to celebrate the mom in your life on Mother’s Day!

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