6 Places To Enjoy Brunch This Weekend
Brunch is one of those traditions that should be followed by everyone. Weekend mornings are made for all things mimosas, bloody marys and eating as much food as you possibly can without any repercussions, because brunch calories don’t count, right? This week we’ve teamed up with six local brunch spots to help you narrow down where you should take part in the brunch tradition this weekend.
You might not automatically think “wine bar” when you think brunch, but Balaban’s is proof that you should. Over the past two years, Balaban’s developed a plentiful brunch menu with weekly specials on fish, pasta and eggs du jour. Enjoy their award-winning selection of wines, even the several-hundred-dollar bottle you’ve been keeping your eye on. Balaban’s offers a pour of special wines at a reasonable price, including a special two-ounce pour of selected bottles during Sunday brunch. What is the perfect complement to your glass of wine? Their specialty Cajun French Toast, delicately poached shrimp, succulent beef tenderloin, made-to-order omelet and eggs Benedict. Don’t miss their magnificent brunch buffet open every Sunday from 10am-2pm
Delicious chicken and waffles? Spicy bloody marys? Pancakes as big as your face? If these are things that spark your interest, Square One Brewery and Distillery should be first on your list. Not only are they Missouri’s first craft distillery and only distillery brewpub, but this spot tops our brunch list with a fantastic Bloody Mary Flight and Beermosa–a light ale with orange juice. Outside of the boozy drinks, the food is undeniable. From homemade biscuits and sausage to eleven—yes, eleven—different egg dishes, there is something for everyone when it comes to Square One. Enjoy a great brunch in the beautiful outdoor garden or inside in this exquisite historic building.
Champagne brunch is one of the only ways to brunch, if you ask us. Good thing Cardinals Nation has a Champagne Brunch Buffet with one of the best bloody mary bars in STL. Whether you prefer lunch for breakfast or breakfast for lunch, Cardinals Nation has you covered with their breakfast and lunch fare, seafood, house-made desserts and prime rib carving station. And if that wasn’t enough, they have a chef-attended omelet station to ensure your omelet is prepared just the way you like it. Once you’re finished up with your cocktails and food, be sure to check out the Cardinals Museum as brunch includes admission.
With East-meets-West and Asian-meets-Midwest comfort, Hiro Asian Kitchen can easily be described as having one of the best Asian-infused brunches in STL. If you’re a fan of bloody marys (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), try their Bloody Kimchi–a kimchi infused with their spicy bloody mary mix. Enjoy the HIRO Slinger with delicious Korean Bulgogi Beef, tater tots, egg, spicy togarashi creamy cheese sauce or their famous fried chicken served all day. And don’t worry, if you’re vegan or gluten-free, they have options for you.
Elegant, beautiful and cozy are the three words that immediately come to mind when describing Nathalie’s. Enjoy a delightful brunch on the beautiful outdoor courtyard with a fire pit nearby and the last of summer’s flowers to admire. As one of the top STL restaurants that serve some of the healthiest and freshest farm-to-table meals, this brunch will entice your palette with its delectable flavors. And no brunch is complete without a cocktail. Try their signature cocktails, juices, bloody marys and one of the best absinthe selections in STL, all while listening to live music in the bar.
“Let the good times roll” is the slogan at Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grill and it’s no joke. The Cajun and seafood restaurant is inspired by New Orleans (N’Awlins, as they call it), which is easily seen in the Sunday Bourbon Street” brunch. Served exclusively from 10:30am-2:30pm on Sunday, enjoy the magnificent brunch specials Gulf Shores serves. Try the Bananas Foster French Toast–French toast topped with freshly flamed bananas foster and served with Applewood bacon or grilled Andouille sausage– or the famous Shrimp + Grits with tomato Cajun gravy. Feeling adventurous? We recommend the Gator Benedict–gator tenderloins, marinated in their Creole corn meal. Experience the taste of the South and stop in Gulf Shores for a truly inspiring brunch.
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