For groups, star chef Barbara Lynch of Boston’s No. 9 Park loves to go to chef-owner Joanne Chang’s hip Chinese diner. Chang makes fantastic dishes like crispy pork belly buns and spicy peanutty dan dan noodles, and on weekends, she hosts a popular dim sum brunch. myersandchang.com
At DC's Birch & Barley, the Boozy Brunch starts with chef-y doughnut holes. In New York, The Breslin is a perfect stop for over-the-top pancakes with seasonal, toppings like orange syrup or candied walnuts and apple butter. Here, more on the country's incredible brunch destinations.