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Best Brunch Spots in the USA

New York City, New York
My favorite spot for brunch -- and I reveal it with slight reluctance, as we tend to want to covet such discoveries -- but I don't mind sharing it with 62,000 like-minded Journey-Women! Drum roll please � Le Parisien Bistrot (Murray Hill neighbourhood) Is by far the best brunch spot from the Hudson to the Seine. For $12.95 you will find the best value meal in New York City, with the full flavor, quality and attention to detail that the French do so well. In addition to a great food experience and value, the ambiance is wonderful, too. It's both informal and 'oh so French'. In New York City I have experienced many brunches with high noise levels -- louder than a wild bird aviary -- requiring you to shout to the person sitting right next to you. That is not the case here. Weekends, Hours 12 to 2:45pm Tip: to avoid the rush and waiting for a table, arrive by or before Noon or after 2. Reservations NOT taken. Website:
Carole, New York City

New York City, New York
Cafecito , down on Avenue C in 'Alphabet City' section of Manhattan gets my vote for Best Brunch in NYC. Lounge on cushions in a Havana living room, music spilling into the street through wide open windows, voices laughing, sangria washing down Cuban soul food. Mojitos, ceiling fans, welcoming wait staff, sit down, relax, eat, sip another cafe Cubano, enjoy! Adress: 185 Ave C
Karen, New York City, New York

New York City, New York
When I'm in New York City, I like to spend a little time in Paris -- especially for brunch. My favorite place, hands-down, is Cafe Un Deux Trois on West 44th Street. Go Saturday or Sunday and for $19.50 you get some fantastic choices. Start with a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or a glass of merlot or chardonnay. Then choose from among Quiche Lorraine, Omelette au Choix, French Toast w/ Fresh Fruit, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Eggs w/ Salmon, Croque Monsieur, or Croque Madame. Coffee or tea included. The building just got a facelift and its mirrored walls and funky chandeliers just make me smile. Located in the heart of Times Square at 123 West 44th Street. OOh La La!
Linda, Midlothian, Virginia

EDITOR'S NOTE: Heading to New York City? You'll enjoy reading, 'Top 20 Cheap Eats in New York City.'

Greensboro, North Carolina
The Green Valley Grill adjacent to The O'Henry Hotel in Greensboro North Carolina has an incredible brunch. The hotel and restaurant are locally owned and offer a combination of old world charm and true southern hospitality. The brunch has a wide selection from 'small plates' which are enough for a meal! As well as fabulous entrees � the bruelled banana French toast is incredible, but so is the GVG breakfast which is a twist on hash browns, eggs, sausage. The restaurant has a 'field truck initiative' which is to buy locally. They have partnered with local famers, get their cheese from the 'Goat Lady Dairy' which is local, the seafood comes from North Carolina. If you are ever in Greensboro North Carolina try the Green Valley Grill. I live within walking distance of this restaurant and have enjoyed Sunday brunch and many other meals there. Address: 622 Green Valley Road. Website:
Mary, Greensboro, North Carolina

Bend, Oregon
Victorian Cafe has been around for 25 years in the same spot - at the round-a-bout at Galveston and 14th. It's a hip place, drawing the locals and visitors alike. It's really small, so you will have to wait on almost any day you chose to go. But it is so worth the wait. And it keeps getting better! They have been voted "Best Breakfast in Bend" 13 times. They work the classic Eggs Benedict like no one else. One of my favs here is the Bristol Bay Benedict. You might try the Hazelnut Espresso Vodka Chai Tea Latte to take the chill off. They also offer lunch and a great cocktail menu. Bendites keep trying to get them to offer dinner, but alas, they keep focusing on what they do best! Website:
Teri, Bend, Oregon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In my opinion the best brunch in Philadelphia is undoubtedly at The Sidecar Bar & Grill. It's located at the corner of 22nd and Christian Street. They offer a different homemade bread every week which we always consider 'a must have' and they serve the BEST Bloody Marys in Philly. Staff is friendly. Go early. This is not a tourist hang out it's the real deal so many locals frequent this laidback 'hipster' place. All ages, cultures, everybody goes. Even dogs are welcome (at tables outside of course). If you go at prime time be prepared to be patient but it's worth the wait. It's a nice walk from Rittenhouse Square but worth every step, or ... jump into a cab. Website:
Susan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah
Drive or even take a city bus in winter 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and you'll be in the heart of the Wasatch range. A local's fave forever is the Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon ( Book early and you can stay there too. But anyone can eat made-from-scratch sourdough pancakes, seared trout and eggs, or corned beef and hash while tucked next to the roaring fire in winter or on the deck with hummingbirds in summer. Year round, best scenery on the planet. Leave the half mile long hotel buffets to the tourists and have a real Utah experience so good you may want to keep it to yourself.
Valoree, Salt Lake City, Utah

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