Best New Brunch in Los Angeles

 Best New Brunch in Los Angeles

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Salmon roe avocado toast at Petrossian. Just one of our favorite new brunch dishes in Los Angeles.

From salmon roe avocado toast to doughnut sundaes, check out our roundup of must-visit restaurants for brunch in Los Angeles.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Petrossian
What’s better than an egg on top? How about a heap of Transmontanus caviar? At the pristinely designed West Hollywood outpost of Petrossian, you can indulge in the purveyor’s selection of caviars and smoked fishes throughout their brunch menu. Kick off your meal with a sublime lavender mimosa and move on to selections from Chef Giselle Wellman like caviar scrambled eggs with whipped vodka creme, micro herbs and toast; eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and caviar; brioche French toast with dulce de leche, bananas and strawberries and sunny-side up eggs with grains. You may also want to inquire of Wellman’s newest creations like her over-the-top salmon roe avocado toast that’s served with a side of egg whites (one of our favorite avocado toasts of the city), and the unique-but-familiar tarte aux pommes de terre, a latke topped with creme fraiche and 20g of Transmontanus caviar. 321 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.271.6300. petrossian.com

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Donuts from Pastry Chef Stephanie Franz at Strand House.

Strand House
Shouldn’t every brunch end with a deluge of donuts? When you venture to head toward the water in Manhattan Beach, you not only get the opportunity to dine on the only patio with ocean views in the ‘hood, you can also opt into Donut Sundae Sundays. Each Sunday Pastry Chef Stephanie Franz conjures a different donut-ice cream collaboration like “The Elvis,” a banana-glazed donut with peanut drizzle, salted peanuts, chocolate mouse, bacon ice cream and a liquid chocolate injection. But that’s only if you’ve saved room after gorging on Executive Chef Greg Hozinsky’s weekend brunch menu, which includes favorites like lemon ricotta pancakes, corn beef hash and eggs, huevos rancheros and chicken and waffles. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310.545.7470. thestrandhousemb.com

The Whisper Restaurant & Lounge
The Whisper Restaurant & Lounge at The Grove has coined their new “Careless Brunch” after the WHAM! song of the same title. Taking inspiration from the decade, the affair is a 1980’s blowout with guests encouraged to dress in the style and complete with musical stylings, decorations and more. Guests can enjoy ($20) endless drinks that include Bloody Proud Mary’s  (vodka, house spiced tomato juice, dry sherry) or Papa Don’t Peach (sparking wine with house made peach puree) and dishes such as I Ain’t ‘Fraid Of No Toast (with rustic bread, avocado, BBQ bacon jam, burrata and a fried egg), Chorizo Con Huevos Burrito (with Jack cheese, tater tots, avocado and tomatillo salsa) or Bamamarama Peanut Butter French Toast (with fresh berry compote, vanilla creme anglaise and maple syrup). The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., 323.931.0202. whisperloungela.com

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
From seasonally inspired sweet and savory options to a canapé cart to tableside Bloody Marys, you can find it all at Bourbon Steak’s Sunday brunch. Highlights of the menu include wood-grilled Merguez sausage with hummus, harissa, feta and pine nuts; Ricotta Pancakes with bourbon maple syrup, Chantilly cream, and compote; Lobster “Louie” Roll with olives, asparagus, avocado, and Louie dressing; or select items from the restaurant’s wood-fired grill such as American Wagyu Flat Iron. The dim-sum inspired canapé cart features five options that change weekly and may include coconut Thai curry carrot salad with mint; egg salad croissant profiteroles; or “Bloody Mary Bites” with olive, anchovy, tomato, and peppers. The Americana at Brand, 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818.839.4130. michaelmina.net

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Tarte aux pommes de terre, a latke topped with creme fraiche and 20g of Transmontanus caviar at Petrossian West Hollywood.

Belcampo Santa Monica
The Southern California flagship of Belcampo Meat Co. serves your favorite weekend meal with sustainable, humanely-raised products. Highlights on the menu include the rich chivito sandwich made with roast beef, ham, fresh mozzarella, chimichurri, aioli, pickled onions and peppers, as well as the grilled banana bread with honey walnuts and crème fraiche. Accompanying the brunch offerings is a morning cocktail menu with ingredients from Belcampo’s farms. Enjoy the house Bloody Mary with Belcampo Meat Co. bacon and cracked black pepper vodka, clarified tomato juice, spice and celery ice cubes. Sa-Su, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 pm. 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 424.744.8008. belcampomeatco.com

Love & Salt
Weekend brunch is now served at this father-daughter owned, Italian-inspired restaurant. Offerings include a smoke fish board with housemade bagels, wood oven baked eggs with grilled bread, crispy open-face porchetta sandwich with salsa verde and housemade pastries. To go with your brunch, choose from the extensive drinks menu, which offers French press coffee, dandelion tea, or playful drinks like the “Morning After Mary” or the “Bellini Meenie Minie Moe.” Sa-Su, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310.545.5252. loveandsaltla.com

Tacoteca
Weekend brunch has come to this Santa Monica den of mezcal and Mexican food. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe experience for just $15.95 that includes offerings like tomatillo guacamole with California Hass avocado, fresh pico de gallo, lime juice, roasted salsa verde and fresh tortilla chips, chorizo burrito with housemade chorizo, scrambled cage-free eggs, cheesy Yukon potato hash, roasted tomatillo salsa and burnt tomatillos and dessert churros. For drinks, enjoy bottomless mimosas or rose at $14.95 per person or the brunch cocktail or specialty mimosas. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.828.2115. tacoteca.com

Homestate & Bar Covell Brunch Collaboration
Neighbors Homestate and Covell have teamed up to take your weekends to new heights. Take a seat at Covell and order by phone or online from HomeState, and Homestate will deliver your order to Covell. To go with the Texas-style brunch of breakfast tacos, migas, frito pie and queso, Covell is serving red sangria, mimosas, red-white-rose, micheladas and bucket ‘o’ shiner. Most items from Covell available only on weekends. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4628 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., barcovell.com, 323.660.4400. myhomestate.com

The Wallace
You’ll want to wake up for new seasonally inspired brunch creations from Executive Chef Joel David Miller at Culver City’s culinary destination, The Wallace. Highlights of his new sweet and savory signatures include praline French toast; pancakes with caramelized apple, bourbon and brown sugar syrup; pork belly tartine with poached egg; mushroom hash with roasted peppers, potato, bacon marmalade and sunny side up eggs, among others. Breakfast cocktails by Director of Beverages Greg Bryson include the Morning Sex, bourbon, passion fruit, chai-fennel syrup, peychaud’s bitters. 3833 Main St, Culver City, 310.202.6400. thewallacela.com

Barrel Down
The weekend just got boozier at downtown’s new American beer hall. Like its Americana-inspired lunch and dinner menu, brunch items include the signature Barrel Down breakfast sammie and the banana pudding French toast. Wash them down with beer-based cocktails like the “Catcher in the Rye,” a Lagunitas Pilsner-based concoction with Wild Turkey, Aperol, and lime or a spiked iced coffee with from-the-tap Stumptown cold brew, vodka, cream, and vanilla beans. Saturdays and Sundays beginning Aug. 9. 525 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.232.8657. barreldowndtla.com

Preux & Proper
Get your NOLA fix downtown as Preux & Proper offers a mix of Creole classics and southern-inspired comfort foods every Sunday. A three-piece jazz band will traverse both levels of the open-air restaurant/bar while brunchers enjoy the fried chicken and pancakes, fried oyster and bacon Po’Boy and debris hash bowl. Get spirited with specialty cocktails like the Moonshine Mary with green tomatoes or a complete lineup of mules and mimosas. 840 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.896.0090. preuxandproper.com

Baltaire
This stylish Brentwood steakhouse not only offers steallar brunch far put serves it on a spacious alfresco terrace with Eames-style chairs, plush couches and herb and citrus trees. Highlights on the menu include smoked trout quiche in a freshly baked crust with Idaho hardwood smoked trout, house pickled cauliflower, sauce gribiche and fresh parsley, dill and petite frisee, as well as the caramelized brioche French toast with macerated seasonal berries and pure maple syrup. Pair with one of the cocktails, like the bourbon bramble with buffalo trace, bourbon, blackberries and lemon. Weekend brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 424.273.1660. baltaire.com

Los Balcones
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, this Peruvian restaurant has launched a new brunch menu this year. Offerings include buttermilk ricotta pichuberry pancakes with spiced fruit syrup and tropical fruit, as well as tamales with chicken, salsa criolla and solterito bean salad. Bottomless Bellinis for $15. Weekend brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations recommended. 1360 Vine St., L.A., 323.871.9600. losbalconesperu.com

Cadet
Head to Santa Monica for brunch at Cadet. Offerings include wood grilled bavette steak and eggs with watercress and tomato herb vinaigrette and grains and egg with faro, wild rice crisp quinoa, braised mustard greens, radish, scallions and fried egg. Enjoy with a cocktail and side of grilled grapefruit. 2518 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.828.3300. cadetsm.com

The Little Door
The romantic Santa Monica spot opens their retractable roof in the main dining room during brunch to let you soak up the sun. Offerings include whipped mascarpone cheese and bliss maple syrup, duck confit hash, poached eggs, green peppercorn hollandaise with baguette crostinis, frisee and radicchio and Moroccan crab cake Benedict with harissa and preserved lemon hollandaise with fruited tabbouleh and Moroccan greens. Alongside the food menu is a handcrafted cocktail menu. Weekend brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 246 26th St., Santa Monica, 310.310.8064. thelittledoorsm.com

The Larchmont
To mark its two-year anniversary, The Larchmont is now open for brunch. Serving California cuisine with hints of French influences, the restaurant only uses organic eggs and hormone and antibiotic-free meat. Highlights of the brunch menu include deviled eggs with smoked whitefish, caviar and Meyer lemon and “the stoner”—peanut butter crunch French toast, maple bacon and roasted banana. There is also a kids menu priced at $10 per dish. Sa-Su 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 5750 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.464.4277. thelarchmont.com

Freddy Smalls
This bar and kitchen now offers weekend brunch. Menu offerings include cast iron fritatta with cherry tomatoes, homemade sausage, beet greens and ricotta and eggs in purgatory with spicy san marzano tomatoes, pepperonata and smoked fingerlings. Pair with one of the brunch cocktails, such as the café macchiato with bourbon, galliano ristretto, coffee infused cynar, marsala, samba foam and cinnamon. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 11520 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 310.479.3000. freddysmalls.com

Ox & Son
Pair top shopping on Santa Monica’s Montana Ave. with brunch at Ox & Son. The new spot offers dishes like kimchi white cheddar omelet with charred broccolini, leek hollandaise and herb spiced potatoes and the chocolate bacon bourbon pancakes with maple butter and vanilla bourbon syrup. Enjoy with a blood orange mimosa or ruby red grapefruit sangria. 1534 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 310.829.3990. oxandson.com

Pearl’s Liquor Bar
Pearl’s West Hollywood rooftop is the perfect place to celebrate your weekend. Opt for Chef Olsefsky’s hand-cut Kennebec fries sprinkled with reggiano and parsley; or the Undecided Ben and mix and match any two Benedicts like the savory eggs Benedict prosciutto or hardy braised mole short pib. Take your afternoon to the next level with their Mimosa Kit, Pearl’s version of mimosa nirvana that includes fresh fruit purees, berries and abundance of bubbly. 8909 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.360.6800. pearlssunset.com

The Churchill
The neighborhood favorite offers indulgent choices like the Texas-style brioche French toast that you get to top with Nutella, fruits soaked in jack, mint, vanilla whipped cream; southern fried chicken ’n’ bacon-studded waffle seasoned with lemon, herbs, and frank’s hot sauce butter; in addition to a sturdy Bloody Mary and on-tap cocktails from the bar. 8384 W 3rd St, West Hollywood, 323.655.8384. the-churchill.com

Saddle Peak Lodge
Dine on the rustic eatery’s classic brunch fare (think goat cheese and broccoli quiche, rosemary roasted leg of lamb sandwich and buttermilk waffle with mixed berry compote) with the addition of bottom mimosas every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $18/pp. 419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, 818.222.3888. saddlepeaklodge.com

Mercado
Contemporary meets classic at this Mexican restaurant with both Santa Monica and Hollywood locations. Highlights from the brunch menu include chilaquiles rojos con huevos with crispy tortillas, salsa roja, two over-easy eggs, queso cotija, cream fresca, cilantro, red onions, as well as the rompope French toast with telera bread, rompope batter, fresh berries, whipped cream and chile-infused agave syrup. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1416 Fourth St., Santa Monica, 310.526.7121; 3413 Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 323.512.2500. mercadorestaurant.com

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