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2. Ostia
Montrose

There’s a three-course, family-style brunch that needs to make its way to your radar, and it’s stacked with seasonal pastas, seasonal pizzas, and chef Travis McShane’s oh-so delightful Roasted Chicken and salsa verde. You’ll have to shell out $42 per person (designed for three or more people), but it’ll be well worth every penny, especially if you enjoy it all in the gorgeous greenhouse room and attached patio. The rotating menu is also available a la carte, with offerings from scratch-made gnocchi to frittata.

4. Traveler’s Table
Montrose

You’ll want to start with a morning cocktail flight at this globe-trotting restaurant, which rocks its killer brunch service Friday - Sunday. Choose from drinks kissed with tequilas, aged rums, coffee, and all sorts of spices and syrups to pair with bites from linguiça sausage-stuffed Pão de Queijo to flaky Crab Samosas. That’s all before your mains, of course, which includes Japanese Miso Scrambles, Custard Lava French Toast, Duck Chilaquiles, and Norwegian Smoked Salmon Latkes. Oh, and the dessert. New Orleans style Bourbon Bread Pudding with a la mode, anyone?

5. Squable
Heights
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Hometown heroes Bobby Heugel of Anvil (which, might we add, hits the mark with its frosty cocktails and classic spritzes) and Justin Yu of Theodore Rex fame are two of the masterminds behind this Heights powerhouse, which rocks both a stunning Sunday brunch and a pleasant patio to enjoy it on. In the kitchen, Mark Clayton and crew whip up scratch-made breakfast-inspired dishes like Dutch Baby Pancakes bathed in maple butter, a Wagyu Shortrib accented with creamy hollandaise and zippy salsa verde, a delightfully rich Oyster Mushroom Hash, and Lè Brunch Burger, in which a stout beef patty comes piled with cheddar, lardons, dijonaise, and an oozing fried egg.

6. Lucille's
Museum District
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If you’ve ever needed a reminder as to how delicious Southern fare can be, Lucille’s awaits. Here, brunchers can stroll through a tropical paradise with a cocktail including orange and lavender surprises, a classic Margarita, and an explosive Firecracker concoction that positions the heat first, citrus second. Then, dig into delights like Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles engulfed in pecan-laced syrup and chilis, grits laden with either plump shrimp or catfish, French toast drizzled with berries, and a light Eggs Benny with all the veggies. Southern hospitality indeed.

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