The Very Best Brunch Experiences in LA

On Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Oh, the Sunday brunch – it can completely make a weekend. Whether you are out with your family, spending the morning after with that special someone, or just want to continue Saturday night’s party, brunch can hit the spot! Los Angeles brunches run the gamut so we’ve picked out the very best brunch experiences in this big town – go ahead & try them out – you won’t be disappointed!

The Penthouse at The Huntley

Views, views, views! The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica represents beach side luxury & their in-house rooftop restaurant The Penthouse reflects that. With the most spectacular 360-degree vista of the Santa Monica coastline and surrounds & incredible brunch offerings, this is the most glamorous way to start your day. What’s more is that Gilt City is offering a major deal: $125 for brunch for four, includes unlimited pours of mimosas or Bloody Marys, four entrees like Bananas Foster French toast to corned beef hash with chive hollandaise and steak frites, & to top it off – two desserts! Take advantage of this deal for the ocean-view brunch you’ve always dreamed of.

Cafe Stella

We all know that Intelligentsia coffee, is like THE BEST COFFEE EVER. Well, what about the best brunch spot complete with the best east-side people watching to go with your Intelligentsia coffee? The answer is Cafe Stella of course, that charming French cafe tucked away in the nook at the Sunset Junction, just steps away from the Silver Lake Intelligentsia locale.  The prices are right with delicious entrees like Eggs Benedict, Baked Eggs with Spinach & Goat Cheese, & Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Sip on Intelligencia coffee (offered at the restaurant) or freshly squeezed cucumber lemonade spritzers. Peep the menu here.

Dominick’s

Enjoy dining al fresco with beautiful scenery? Try Dominick’s (which is pretty much great for any meal on any occasion) classic brunch fare with Italian flair by Chef Brandon Boudet. Try the Tuscan Kale or the Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, Polenta Waffles withFresh Berries, Whipped Mascarpone , & Warm Honey or the Scrambled Eggs Bruschetta with Grilled Baguette, Roasted Tomatoes & Pesto. Get sauced up with their Mint Julep,  Cardamom Crisp, and Arnold Palmer finds Sweet Tea Vodka. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 9am-3pm.

Gjelina

With a hip, rustic urban decor and a dining room full of the west-side’s most beautiful people, Gjelina feels like it has been curated by the coolest gallery owner in the city.  The eclectic brunch menu measures up to it’s reputation; Gjelina simply does everything just perfectly. Make a reservation ASAP and try the Brussels Sprout Leaves, Red Onion, Chili & Crispy Sunny Eggs, Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Maitake Mushroom & Parmesan Breadcrumb, and – a must – the Crispy Fingerling with Truffle Oil, Herbs & Parmesan.

The Restaurant at The Getty Center

Located in the Restaurant/Cafe building at The Getty Center, The Restaurant at The Getty Center has it all: the views, the ambiance, the top-notch food, impeccable service with the added bonus of turning brunch into a full-day adventure! There are no words worthy of describing the beautiful flavors in each dish, but we recommend the Brioche French Toast (with grand marnier bananas, banana cream, chocolate hazelnut powder, rice krispies, maple syrup), the Crab Cake Benedict, & the Shrimp Frittata. Make a reservation here.

  • Hippiegogo

    OMG i love this write up, you minxes know your stuff!