Brunch is a phenomenon that knows no geographical boundaries. And while it may not possess the earned (and at times extreme) reputation for a weekend noon time meal of cities like New York or Portland, Seattle can brunch with the best of them. Here, the Queen City’s best brunches.
Named after chef Eric Donnelly’s favorite fishing spot in Montana, this airy, two-level restaurant specializes in exceptional seafood. The house benedict, for example, piles crispy oysters, bacon, eggy brioche, and lemony hollandaise sky high, while local jumbo prawns pair perfectly with buttery grits. Even the brunch booze pays respect to the sea: You can order a bloody mary made with clam juice, and have it garnished with a poached prawn and raw oyster.
A pick for F&W Best New Chef this year, Edouardo Jordan draws from his diverse culinary chops – he’s worked at Per Se and makes world-class charcuterie – to create a spirited, globe-trotting menu. The okra stew, studded with heirloom wheat, San Marzano tomatoes and cauliflower, satisfies vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Savory lamb sausage and a bright green stinging nettle sauce elevates the humble omelet to great new heights.