The 10 Best Brunches in St. Louis
|Home Wine Kitchen | Jennifer Silverberg|
Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676)
Be treated like family at this homestyle restaurant where guests are always invited to pull up a stool at the bar and share a story. Customer favorites are the cinnamon bread (made with buttermilk, pecans, brown sugar and butter), the biscuits and jam (shortbread sea-salt biscuits with a red-wine fruit compote), and the shrimp and grits (sautéed in a Cajun barbecue sauce with spicy sausage and bacon over white cheddar grits). Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vin de Set (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-8989)
Brunch in style at this rooftop bar and bistro located in historic Lafayette Square. The extensive menu includes traditional favorites, such as eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, breakfast potatoes, smoked seafood, peel and eat shrimp, salads, a Belgian waffle station, an omelet station, a carving station and housemade desserts. Each week features a different flavor of stuffed crepes and stuffed French toast. All brunch orders include a complimentary mimosa. Bottomless mimosas are available, and there's an extensive bloody-mary bar with house-pickled vegetables, hot sauces, bacon and shrimp. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200)
Head to the Loop for brunch with Spanish, French, Italian and Moroccan influences. Nico's specialty is housemade breakfast sausage, such as the Catalonian sausage (pork sausage with cinnamon and white pepper) and the Merguez sausage patties (lamb sausage with African spices). Customer favorites include the chicken salad (grilled chicken, green beans, bacon, croutons and creamy garlic dressing), the lamb burger (Moroccan spice caramelized onions, spinach, tzaziki, fried egg and house fries) and eggs served either French-style, Italian-style or American-style. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Café Osage (4605 Olive Street; 314-454-6868)
Located within Bowood Farms, brunch at Café Osage features fresh, organic vegetables and herbs grown onsite. Enjoy the garden view from inside or have brunch directly in the garden. The menu includes specialties like the "Osage Nutty Granola," "Biscuits & Gravy" (cheddar chive biscuits, creamed chicken, mushrooms and leeks), "Moroccan Chicken Salad" (head lettuce, beets, butternut squash, avocado, carrots, dates, Marcona almonds with a honey almond dressing) and cocktails such as the "Central Park" (Knob Creek Bourbon, O Ginger Liqueur and sweet vermouth). Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.