America's 12 Best Bottomless Brunches (Slideshow)
May 9, 2014
Across the U.S. bottomless brunches are special events defined by great cocktails and matched with delicious food
12. Zuma, Miami
While $75 might seem a bit pricey for brunch, a Sunday outing to the Miami New Times pick for Best New Restaurant is actually a steal. The price includes unlimited cocktails from the bar and a dazzling array of some of the country’s best and freshest sushi. Pace yourself as you sample a choice of entrée and as many trips to the sushi bar as you’d like because this brunch also comes with a vegetable and rice of the day along with a choice of desserts.
11. Saint Genevieve, Houston
Houston is a town that loves its party brunch. At Saint Genevieve, the hottest Sunday ticket in the city, “brunch” lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $17 will buy you unlimited mimosas, and while the wait for a table can be a long one, roaming waiters will make sure you never see the bottom of your champagne flute. Plus, when the disc jockey starts spinning and everyone gets up to dance, you might just forget that you came to eat!
10. Dazzle, Denver
Dazzle is not only Best of Denver’s pick for best jazz club, it’s also one of the coolest brunch bars in town. $18.95 gets you an all-you-can-eat, home-style comfort food buffet, and an extra $10 includes bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas. All that plus a live performance by the Paris Takes Quartet equals a pretty fab Sunday.
9. Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago
Iron Chef America winner Jose Garces’ $28 per person Sunday brunch offering is a steal. While there are no bottomless drink offerings, your money gets you a three-course meal and unlimited trips to the cheese, meat, and dessert stations. Between the charcuterie and the tapas that’s got all of Chicago talking, this brunch is a solid investment.
8. Dojo, New York
Part brunch and all party, Sundays at Dojo in Hell’s Kitchen’s Yotel is one of the best brunch spots for those who like to see and be seen. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, $40 buys unlimited tapas, red and white sangria, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas. Throw in the live disc jockey and the gorgeous terrace in the spring and summer, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an unforgettable Sunday.
7. Jill’s, Boulder, Co.
For an upscale brunch experience at a Forbes Travel Four Star Resort, you can’t beat Jill’s. Here you can sample from a luxurious buffet offering a prime rib carving station and king crab legs while sipping unlimited champagne, all for $34.95.
6. Agave, New York
This Chelsea hot spot was recently voted one of Gothamist’s best brunch spots in New York City. It’s no wonder; on Sundays for $27.95, you can choose an entrée from a list of standard brunch favorites with a Mexican twist and enjoy unlimited mimosas, wine, or margaritas for two hours.
5. Buzz Mill, Austin
This quirky 24 hour coffee shop and bar is also home to Austin’s famous Blue Ox barbecue truck. On Sundays, $7 will get you unlimited flapjacks, and an extra buck will buy you a heaping helping of eggs and bacon.
4. Zengo, Santa Monica
With Richard Sandoval, Bon Appétit’s Restaurateur of the Year, in the kitchen, you’d expect an unlimited prix fixe meal to set you back more than $35, but on Sundays, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Reviewers rave about the Korean fried chicken and Thai chicken empanadas served tapas style and perfect for sharing. The price also includes unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.
3. Masa 14, Washington, DC
OK, this is where the list starts to get crazy. At this Latin-Asian D.C. hot spot, $35 will get you anything on the menu from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. You read that right. Prosciutto flatbread? Coming right up. Lychee Bellini followed by a bacon Bloody Mary? Sure thing. Bahn mi burger washed down with a lemon lager? You can have it all.
2. Baja Betty’s, San Diego
This legendary spot is one of the best deals on our list. $18.95 buys bottomless mimosas and as many trips to the taco bar, scramble station, and dessert bars as you can handle.
1. Piola, Washington, DC
Brunch is amazing. Pizza is amazing. Combining the two and adding unlimited pies and sangria? Perfection. At Piola, $15.95 gets you as many petite pies as you’d like. An additional $15 sets you up with an afternoon’s worth of mimosas and sangria. Sounds like heaven.