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The 3 best brunch spots in Los Angeles

10 Oct 2013 4:55 PM
The 3 best brunch spots in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has long been regarded for its numerous high-end gourmet restaurants, which are evening hot spots frequented by the rich and famous. However, many of the city's culinary establishments have also received praise from diners and critics alike for their daytime offerings. Increasingly, patrons of these eateries have enjoyed sampling items from the brunch menu, as these dishes typically consist of deliciously light fare and are complemented by savory cocktails.

On any given morning in LA, these restaurants can be packed with well-known actors, local residents, famous personalities and luxury real estate owners. Next time you're in the area - and are craving an exquisite meal between traditional breakfast and lunch hours - you can benefit from visiting the following three eateries.

The Belvedere
Having received the AAA Five Diamond Award for 18 consecutive years, this fine dining establishment located within The Peninsula Beverly Hills on South Santa Monica Boulevard knows what its clients want. The restaurant's lunch and dinner menus are filled with the finest delicacies, but what really draws crowds is its bottomless champagne brunch on Sundays. The eatery's expert chefs serve up modern American cuisine amid comfortable surroundings that look out onto the hotel's expansive gardens. This all makes for a memorable experience that leaves diners planning their next visit before they even depart. 

SAAM
?The restaurant's name may be confusing, but its food speaks all for itself. As the chef's tasting room inside of The Bazaar by Jose Andres, this exclusive eatery offers attentive service within an elegant dining room designed by Philippe Starck. Here, patrons can sample selections from the inventive multi-course tasting menu, and pair their meals with the world-class wines that the restaurant keeps on hand. Its offerings typically change with the seasons, but each dish is an innovative combination of flavors in its own right.

The Polo Lounge
Located inside The Beverly Hills Hotel, this restaurant hosts a Sunday Jazz Brunch each week that continually draws hordes of gastronomes. As diners enjoy the smooth tunes from a live band, they can choose a number of delicious items from the extensive menu and cocktail list. Popular selections include the lobster salad and steak frites, as well as the mini waffles and corned beef hash. The opportunities for fine dining don't end there, however, as the eatery also features multiple desserts on its brunch menu, such as cherry cobbler and house-made ice cream.