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Los Angeles Best Brunch Restaurants


Brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, indulge in an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and browse GAYOT's 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

Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in Los Angeles

WESTSIDE

The Restaurant at The Getty Center California
No Rating
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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Sweeping views of the Santa Monica Mountains and 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

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...

Connie and Ted's Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Connie and Ted 8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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A West Hollywood seafood "shack" from Providence co-owners Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto. More...

Culina Modern Italian Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Culina Modern Italian, Los Angeles, CA Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 S. Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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This chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. More...

The Farm of Beverly Hills American
12/20
439 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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This popular Beverly Hills spot features a casual farmhouse décor and a terrific sidewalk café. More...

Gracias Madre Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Gracias Madre, West Hollywood, CA 8905 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Organic vegan Mexican fare in one of L.A.'s sceniest spots, from the team behind Café Gratitude. More...

The Ivy American
12/20
Dining Room at The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA 113 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Since celebrities go there, The Ivy has become a restaurant with attitude (not a pleasant one) and very average food. 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...

Madera Kitchen New American
14/20
1835 Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Hip and stylish restaurant in the Cahuenga Corridor with inspired New American cuisine. More...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Chef Alexandre Ageneau has just left the restaurant. More...

The Polo Lounge California
13/20
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 (too) classic cuisine in an elegant setting. More...

The Ponte Italian
13/20
Dining Room at The Ponte, Los Angeles, CA 8265 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The tree-shaded patio is a highlight at this rustic Italian restaurant from Stéphane Bombet and chef Scott Conant. More...

Salt's Cure American
14/20
Dining Room at Salt 1155 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Salt's Cure has relocated to the former Ammo space in Hollywood. 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...

Trois Familia French
14/20
Dining Room at Trois Familia, Los Angeles, CA 3510 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo bring this brunch-only spot to Silver Lake. 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...

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

Locanda del Lago Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica, CA Third Street Promenade
231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Enjoy specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy amid the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. More...

Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar California
13/20
Dining Room at Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar, Malibu, CA Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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California fare complemented by ocean views on the Malibu Pier. 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
13/20
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...

Café Birdie Bistro
13/20
Dining Room at Café Birdie, Los Angeles, CA 5631 Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This stylish and sprawling bistro is one of Highland Park's top dining destinations. More...

Ostrich Farm American
13/20
Dining Room at Ostrich Farm, Los Angeles, CA 1525 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Charming Echo Park neighborhood spot turns out New American dishes and features boutique wines. More...

P.Y.T. Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at P.Y.T., Los Angeles, CA 400 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Chef Josef Centeno’s soulful ode to seasonal vegetables offers edgy, compelling plant-based cuisine in an airy room in DTLA. More...

Winsome American
13/20
Dining Room at Winsome, Los Angeles, CA 1115 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A fetching spot in Echo Park for contemporary American fare. More...

SOUTH BAY

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...

Firefly American
13/20
Dining Room at Firefly, Studio City, CA 11720 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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Expect a sexy library lounge and romantic garden patio at Studio City’s Firefly. More...

Girasol California
No Rating
Dining Room at Girasol, Studio City, CA 11334 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91602
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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

 

Maple American
13/20
Dining Room at Maple, La Cañada Flintridge, CA Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Patina Restaurant Group's elegant brunch and lunch restaurant at Descanso Gardens offers upscale classics and garden cocktails. More...

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

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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