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Los Angeles Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.

Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown
Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Malibu
Downtown
South Bay
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena

Inland Empire

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WESTSIDE

BLVD 16 American
No Rating
Dining Room at BLVD 16, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Seasonal American cuisine at the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood. More...

The Restaurant at The Getty Center California
15/20
Dining Room at The Restaurant at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Food as artful as the museum exhibits. More...

Tavern American
14/20
Dining Room at Tavern, Los Angeles, CA 11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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A sophisticated clientele enjoys American cuisine at this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c.). More...


BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

The Belvedere Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The Belvedere, Beverly Hills, CA The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Sunday brunch is a highlight at this elegant restaurant in The Peninsula Beverly Hills. More...

BLD American
13/20
Dining Room at BLD, Los Angeles, CA 7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Stylish yet laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD). More...

Blu Jam Café Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Blu Jam Café, Los Angeles, CA 7371 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Breakfast all day, plus eclectic, global dishes on Melrose Avenue. More...

Cooks County California
13/20
Dining Room at Cooks County, Los Angeles, CA 8009 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

A daily changing, market-driven menu showcases the talents of a young couple in the kitchen. More...

The Farm of Beverly Hills American
12/20
439 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This popular Beverly Hills spot features a casual farmhouse décor and a terrific sidewalk café. More...

The Ivy American
13/20
Dining Room at The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA 113 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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California takes on classic American comfort foods in a chic-casual spot, complete with spacious patio, frequented by celebrities and the paparazzi who love them. More...

Jar Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Jar, Los Angeles, CA 8225 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Lighter chophouse fare where seasonal produce is the star. More...

littlefork Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at littlefork, Los Angeles, CA 1600 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Fresh shellfish and Northern Atlantic seafood in Hollywood. More...

Luna Park California
12/20
Dining Room at Luna Park, Los Angeles, CA 672 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Lively bar scene and value-oriented menu of standard fare with occasional twists and turns. More...

Madera Kitchen New American
14/20
1835 Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Hip and stylish restaurant in the Cahuenga Corridor with inspired New American cuisine. More...

The Polo Lounge California
14/20
Dining Room at The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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The Polo Lounge, a Beverly Hills legend since 1941, serves revisited classic cuisine in an elegant setting. More...

Scarpetta Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, Beverly Hills, CA Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Chef Scott Conant makes a very tasty West Coast debut with his earthy Italian cuisine at Montage Beverly Hills. More...

Taste California
13/20
Dining Room at Taste, West Hollywood, CA 8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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California food at reasonable prices in a handsomely transformed house on Melrose Avenue. More...

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air California
15/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Simple yet elegant California cuisine by über-chef Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Hotel Bel-Air. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/MALIBU

Dukes, Malibu California
12/20
21150 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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With 300 feet of windows, the view is a big draw at this Hawaiian surfing-inspired venue. More...

Farmshop American
14/20
Dining Room at Farmshop, Santa Monica, CA Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St., Ste. 25
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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The setting may be rustic, but expect Brentwood-appropriate prices for the high-quality pastries and American fare. More...

FIG California
14/20
Dining Room at FIG, Santa Monica, CA Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A California bistro in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows featuring ingredients from local farmers markets. More...

Geoffrey's California
13/20
Dining Room at Geoffrey 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. More...

Gjelina American
13/20
Dining Room at Gjelina, Venice, CA 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Seasonal, rustic cooking on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. More...

James' Beach Contemporary
No Rating
60 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Fun and festive neighborhood spot for contemporary fare and a notable wine list. More...

Joe's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Joe 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Not your average Joe. Joe Miller wins with his contemporary American menu and reasonable prices. More...

Locanda del Lago Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica, CA 231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Intriguing menu featuring specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy. More...

Maison Giraud French
15/20
Dining Room at Maison Giraud, Pacific Palisades, CA 1032 Swarthmore Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Chef Alain Giraud turns out French dishes with a California flair at his restaurant and bakery. More...

Mastro's Ocean Club Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Seafood and steaks in a prime Malibu location perched over the beach. More...

One Pico American
15/20
Dining Room at One Pico, Santa Monica, CA Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room. More...

DOWNTOWN

Bottega Louie Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Bottega Louie, Los Angeles, CA 700 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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A versatile dining concept combining a gourmet market and Italian restaurant in an historic Beaux Arts building downtown. More...

SOUTH BAY

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Dine at this location right next to the Pacific Ocean. More...

Chez Mélange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

Fuego Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Fuego, Long Beach, CA Hotel Maya A Doubletree Hotel
700 Queensway Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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A place to relax and enjoy the water view and chef Victor Juarez's Latin cuisine. More...

J. Nichols New American
13/20
Marina Marketplace
4375 Glencoe Ave., Ste. D2
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in an upscale environment in a neighborhood devoid of similar options. More...

The Strand House Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at The Strand House, Manhattan Beach, CA 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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This Manhattan Beach restaurant overlooking the ocean presents seasonal cuisine More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

The Bistro Garden at Coldwater Continental
13/20
Dining Room at The Bistro Garden at Coldwater, Studio City, CA 12950 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Good service and renditions of updated continental dishes. More...

Ca' del Sole Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Ca 4100 Cahuenga Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
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Comfortable Italian eatery with first-rate pastas, good value and a worthy wine list. More...

Girasol California
13/20
Dining Room at Girasol, Studio City, CA 11334 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91602

Former “Top Chef” contestant CJ Jacobson crafts inventive, seasonal California cuisine in Studio City. More...

Le Chene French
13/20
12625 Sierra Hwy.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
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An unabashedly French country inn beside the road in a remote Southern California location. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

 

Mike & Anne's American
13/20
1040 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Attractive American bistro offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. More...

The Terrace California
13/20
Dining Room at The Terrace, Pasadena, CA The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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This soothing indoor-outdoor café offers fresh California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

 

The Grand Oak Steakhouse & Bar Steakhouse
13/20
Highland Springs Resort
10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
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Rural Old California steakhouse situated amid acres of organic farmland. More...

Mission Inn Restaurant Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Mission Inn Restaurant, Riverside, CA The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
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Located at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, this restaurant offers seating in a lovely, architecturally grand courtyard. More...

TAPS Fish House & Brewery Brewpub
13/20
Dining Room at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Corona, CA The Shops at Dos Lagos
2745 Lakeshore Dr.
Corona, CA 92883
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Big seafood house with an extensive menu of classic and contemporary dishes. More...

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