The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles

Your weekend morning guide to eating and drinking at the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Just another weekday morning in LA.

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, isn't that reason enough to get serious about weekend brunch? Whether you crave a sweet start to your morning with the city's best pancakes or you're on the hunt for eggs six ways, we've scoured the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles, from the Westside to the Eastside and neighborhoods beyond, to bring you our picks of the city's best breakfast spots.

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Boozy brunch

Drink your breakfast this weekend with bottomless mimosas, bellinis, champagne and more at our top boozy brunch spots Angelenos may not have invented heavy drinking at 10am with a side of bacon and eggs, but we've certainly perfected it. Throw a stone in Los Angeles and you'll likely hit a breakfast spot offering bottomless Bloody Marys with your pancakes (whole wheat, of course). But where should you go for the best boozing and brunching? These 10 LA restaurants serve the ultimate bottomless boozy brunch, from a rooftop perch with all-you-can-eat-and-drink to a charming French bistro with endless champagne and mimosas. Shake off last night's hangover, find yourself a designated driver and restart the party with these weekend hotspots. RECOMMENDED: See more of the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles The Churchill Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11:30am-4pmBottomless: MimosasBig enough so that it rarely feels overcrowded and cozy enough so that brunch feels like an event, The Churchill is an on-trend gastropub—house-made pickles! LAMILL coffee! Edison bulbs!—at the center of West Third Street. Opened by the people behind The Hudson, tables fill up on weekends with brunchers Instagramming their decadent brioche French toast and dueling over the last bite of short rib hash and eggs. Another plus: The $15 bottomless mimosas on hand make it a solid spot to continue the buzz from the night before. During cooler weather, seats near the crackling fireplace are ultra-desirable. Ove

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Pancakes

We’re getting sweet with the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles for pancakes—from Axe's giant, 9-grain to BLD's fluffy, blueberry ricotta. Here in style-conscious Los Angeles, we often get a bum rap for being overly carb-conscious, but that's not quite true. Come brunch time, you'll see that for every egg white omelet and seasonal fruit bowl on the table, there are also stacks and stacks of pancakes drowning in thick, melting pats of butter and savory maple syrup. From traditional buttermilk flapjacks to refined versions with ricotta and lemon, here are a handful of great pancakes around the city. Carbs be damned. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles Beer Belly On Sundays, Koreatown craft-beer bar Beer Belly serves up a boozy bevy of brunch dishes to help you sop up that wicked morning hangover. Snickers pancakes ($7) are perfect for morning munchies: Bits of peanut-nougat-chocolate Snickers bar are embedded like gold nuggets in a huge, dinner-plate-sized pancake that’s worth every carb. Whatever risk it runs of being too sweet is balanced by the savory maple syrup served alongside. And to drink? Beer, natch. If it's on tap, the Firestone Velvet Merlin, an oatmeal stout, makes a particularly good pairing. Beer and pancakes: the breakfast of champions. Square One Dining On weekends, the sidewalk outside Hollywood’s Square One Dining is packed with neighborhood locals waiting for a table—and taking in the view of the very blue Scientolog

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Dim sum

Looking for the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles for dim sum? Take a trip to the East for delicious dumplings, buns and pastries fried and steamed. LA’s dim sum restaurants have a cult following that spawn hour-long queues and heated battles on where to get the best yum-cha, aka morning tea + dim sum. Whether you’re hankering for juicy siu mai (open-topped dumpling) or flexing your char siu bao (barbecue pork bun) aficionado title, here's your guide to the best dim sum breakfast spots in LA. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles Sea Harbour San Gabriel Valley’s unsurpassed dim sum master, Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant dishes out the freshest seafood the neighborhood has to offer. Piping hot trays of dumplings—executed by deft hands—fly out of the kitchen. Shrimp dumpling (har gow) is flavorful yet refined with a delicate, translucent shell and shrimp-filled rice noodle roll (chee cheong fun) comes dressed in a light dressing that doesn’t overpower the shellfish, while the pork, peanut and celery dumpling plays with textures in a refreshing bite. For the more adventurous palate, order bite-size, deep-fried durian pastry filled with a tangy and creamy center. Elite Restaurant Elite Restaurant takes a detour from the traditional dim sum carts with an upscale, full-course production while maintaining one of the most enthusiastic followings around. Though renowned for its egg-custard tart (dang ta)—a buttery, flaky crust filled with a ric

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Eggs

The best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles are serving eggs we crave. From French-style omelets to eggs with delicate, housemade pastrami—here's to a savory morning! After a long week, there's no better way to reward yourself (except, maybe, spending some time at one of these) than with a leisurely Sunday brunch. Los Angeles is jam-packed with restaurants to help you break the fast, and offering unique brunch options for—what else to start your morning—eggs. Ditch the usual Benedict and opt for the city's best selection of egg dishes. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles Tavern Chef and owner Suzanne Goin is best known for her rustic rendition of California farm fresh cuisine with European influences. Her Brentwood restaurant is an upscale, more sophisticated dinner place that also serves weekend brunch with a proper roster of morning egg preparations. The morning cast-iron skillet of baked eggs involves a bed of semi-mashed white beans and two eggs that sit under a topping of shredded Parmesan and crisped, fried breadcrumbs and diced prosciutto. It's Suzanne Goin's flavorful version of tavern cooking. Sycamore Kitchen It’s hard to look past the irresistible pastries at Karen and Quinn Hatfield’s new bakery/café, but the casual daytime menu offers chef and ingredient-driven plates of refined New American fare. It’s also where, even during colder months, breakfast and lunch crowds clamor for outdoor tables on the lofty patio, noshing on sa

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Burgers

Brunch restaurants in Los Angeles get meaty (and messy) with two-fisted burgers that are being served weekend mornings. It's a widespread belief that brunch is the remedy to last night’s debauchery. We like to agree—and take it one indulgence further with our list of LA's best brunch burgers. Burgers are the new standard and ultimate morning dish. We've braved the juiciest, beefiest and cheesiest patties to compile the city's best. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles BLD With enough reasons from Benedicts to fluffy blueberry ricotta pancakes to rise out of bed, it’s no wonder that Neal Fraser’s BLD—short for breakfast, lunch and dinner—is packed for brunch. And even brunch haters can find something to satisfy with four different burgers, from lamb to vegan, available weekend mornings. We like the BLD house burger ($16), a savory patty—choose either beef or turkey—draped in sharp aged cheddar, caramelized grilled onions, tomato, butter lettuce, tangy Russian dressing and housemade pickles on a springy bun. Offered with French fries or a side salad of lightly dressed mixed greens, the robust burger brings the flavor. Bottega Louie Bottega Louie boasts more than a pristine bakery display. The Downtown restaurant provides weekend morning crowds a rescue with luxe-meets-comfort food like the hamburger ($15)—succulent Angus beef burger topped with Brandywine heirloom tomato, red onion and aioli paired with crispy Kennebec French fries—that’s do

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Hotel brunch

Looking for hotels serving brunch? Los Angeles has no shortage of hotel dining options and we've picked our favorite places for mid-morning dining. While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, we'll argue that brunch is the most favorite meal of the week. Boozy cocktails, fluffy pancakes, and eggs every which way, we would gladly rise early and start our day for this breakfast of champions. And when we're feeling extra fancy (and a little splurgy), we're headed to LA's hotels to sit down for the biggest spread of morning classics. Recommended: See more of the Best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles For families: Four Seasons Los Angeles Imagine the quintessential hotel brunch—buffet trays of roasted meats, eggs, pastries—now turn up the luxe to a ten and you’ve got Beverly Hills' ritzy hotel's ode to the morning meal. Fresh juice stations, along with sushi, dim sum and quesadillas round out AM offerings from around the globe. Customized Bloody Mary mixers add boozy punch for adults, while kids can raid the sweets station complete with a chocolate fountain. Don't miss (and reserve ahead) special occasions such as Halloween and Easter, when the hotel decks out its buffet tables with themed decorations and foods.  When: Sundays 10am-2pm Price: $69 per person, $37 for children under 12 For the cool kids: Palihotel The weekend destination for the hip crowd sits inside the boutique spot, Palihotel. For some pre or post shopping along Melrose Ave, the tattoo and

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Nicole
Nicole

No restaurants in my area...OC. Thanks anytway.