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Raleigh - Sunday Brunch

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New to the boards (great find through a Google search)....

Sunday Brunch has become a bit of a "tradition" with my girlfriend each week, and I'm running out of the usual suspects. I'm looking for some good suggestions out there for the Triangle Area?


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  1. For ..."the triangle area", there are several, but my personal favorite is il palio at the Sienna Hotel on E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

    Reservations are recommended, seatings start at 11:30. It is a large and complete brunch buffet, prosecco is served at noon.

    1. If you're willing to travel, I really enjoy brunch at Vin Rouge in Durham.

      1. Jibarra in Raleigh has an outstanding Sunday brunch. In Durham, Piedmont does too.

        1. Raleigh: Hot Point at North Hills serves extended breakfast on Sundays; Entoca Vin (Glenwood South) for fancier fare; NoFo (5 Points); and the even the Cafe Carolina serves brunch, too. (for a complete dive, but great chow, try Finch's on Peace St. for breakfast, 7 days a week)

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          1. re: Tehama

            I may be wrong, but I don't think that Hot Point is open on Sundays. I would say Vivace, 518, or Michael Deans. I agree that Finch's is a great dive spot. They take cash only.

          2. Thank you everyone! I'll be trying some of these in the next few weeks. Much appreciated!

            1. Our review for Vin:

              Upon recommendation we visited Vin on Sunday for brunch. The food was overcooked and cold (this was after waiting over 40 minutes for it to arrive at the table after placing our order). Wait, not everything was cold... the orange juice actually came out warm. The service was atrocious. Noticed there was no lack of servers, however (they all just seemed to be behind the bar getting their own drinks and running frantically around the restaurant). I get that it was busy, but it just ruined the start of a day.

              After I had eaten there two weeks ago, mid-week for a work dinner and had a fantastic experience (food was excellent, service good and wine was outstanding), I had some high hopes.... was very disappointed unfortunately.

              Only real highlight was the french press coffee.

              On to the next recommendations...

              1. If you are interested in N. Raleigh...
                Have you tried Zest at Six Forks Station? You enter through the nicknack store. Lots of veggies. Good fresh food. A bit eclectic. Good iced tea. Some outdoor seating. For brunch you may have a wait but the store is pretty fun to browse around if you are into the sorts of things they sell, decorative objects mostly. Call them for hours because they open late and close early.

                Last summer Jibarra was my new favorite restaurant, I saw someone recommended it. I went there again recently for a weekday lunch and it was TERRIBLE in every way, but, I don't think it has a real lunch business. It was empty. Maybe brunch is really good. The two times I've had dinner there were excellent but it was last summer.

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                1. re: pecan

                  I tried out the Sunday brunch at Jibarra recently after a friend recommended it and I"m glad to say I really enjoyed it. They do a nice deal where you get unlimited mimosas/bloody mary's, fruit+yogurt, an entree, and a pastry buffet. I had an order that has a mix of eggs, tortilla, their cochinita pibil, and a nice habanero touch. I especially recommend the bloody mary's there - they use their housemade sangrita which has a great kick to it.