The 10 Best Brunches in St. Louis


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Brasserie by Niche | Jennifer Silverberg

Brasserie by Niche (4580 Laclede Avenue; 314-454-0600)

Headed by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Gerard Craft, French and American cuisines are married at this popular dining and brunch spot in the Central West End. "Both have such fun breakfast cultures," explains Craft in an e-mail. Some of his favorite dishes on the Brassierie menu include the "Country Breakfast" -- a six-minute egg, ham, apple butter and toast -- which is inspired by the breakfast served at Craft's favorite Parisian hotel, the Relais Saint-Germain. He's also partial to the French toast, which he Americanizes with a dollop of lemon curd. The brunch menu also features a hand-crafted cocktail list and is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Wild Flower (4590 Laclede Avenue; 314-367-9888)

Known for its perfect-for-people-watching patio, the Wild Flower has been a staple in the Central West End for almost twenty years. A full brunch menu complete with all of the traditional favorites is available, along with "sparkling and vodka bottle service" accompanied by a variety of mixers. A full cocktail menu features the usual suspects, such as a royal kir and a bellini, and don't miss Wild Flower specials such as the "West End Mojito," the "Wild Orchid" and "Espresso Martini." Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Herbie's Vintage 72 | RFT Image

Herbie's Vintage 72 (405 N Euclid Avenue; 314-769-9595)

Enjoy brunch and soak up a little history in Herbie's traditional French bistro. Sit at the opulent bar or bask in the sun on the new outdoor patio. Brunch menu specialties include made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, a BLT on an oversized croissant, breakfast flatbreads and Herbie's famous baby-back ribs. At this historically popular Central West End spot, you never know whom you'll rub elbows with. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Gabrielle Joy Dodd
Gabrielle Joy Dodd

Roosters has a great gluten free crepe. Makes me so happy to have options because of my allergy.

Stephen Rudmann
Stephen Rudmann

The bloody Mary's were mentioned several times so this place has my vote.

Nat Hammond
Nat Hammond

There are 2 places that I'm surprised didn't show up; Schlafley's bottle works and Cafe Madelane in Tower Grove park

scootersmj
scootersmj

Why isn't there anything not downtown? Chesterfield. St Charles. Any of that count as St. Louis?? I'm disappointed with the narrow scope used in writing this article, as I was really excited to find some good brunch spots within a reasonable drive.

Wayne Moran
Wayne Moran

Josh, I'm surprised The Scottish Arms isn't here...

Scott Walen
Scott Walen

If Half and Half isn't on here, its not a valid list.

geothermal
geothermal

@scootersmj Rooster is the only one mentioned that is downtown.  10 does seem like a small number for a metro area of almost 3 million.  However, I would say that brunch is a relatively new concept in the suburbs of St. Louis...and even in the city/urban 'burbs when compared to Chicago/DC/NYC.  Can't really think of anywhere in Chesterfield that serves a "true" brunch.  A lot of good places to get breakfast, though.  As for St. Charles, I've never really been out there so I can't comment on that.  I would think that, given this newspaper's scope, and that I'm sure a lot of tourists in town are looking for brunch in the inner ring burbs and the city, this is a sufficient article.  If you know of other good brunch places, I would say go ahead and post them.  There's always people that look at the comments section for recommendations!

jbhh89
jbhh89

@scootersmj Narrow scope would be including restaurants downtown. This article shows brunch spots ALL OVER the city/county. There are no good brunch spots "downtown" anyway. Hope you can make the reasonable drive to the central west end.

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