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Looking for a a great sunday brunch

Looking for ideas opinions on the best sunday brunch in L.A. We have friends coming in from San Francisco and want to go somewhere different. Doesn't have to be fancy or super high end, but food needs to be fabulous. Open to new ideas.

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  1. A couple of places in Venice come to mind, 3 Square Cafe and Joe's, both on Abbot Kinney.

    1. Hotel Bel Air always does a superb, yet not inexpensive job.
      Square One in Hollywood, on Fountain behind the Scientology Center.
      While the food can be good enough, the setting at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake is superb, weather permitting. Of course for better food in that area, LA Mill and Blairs are both quite recommendable, yet hardly the same either.
      BLD on Beverly just east of the Grove is also very good in an industrialish kind of setting with very good food.

      1. i love the brunch served at cafe del rey.
        it is a three course meal and cost about $40/pp before tax and tip.

        1. I really like the brunch at Jar. They have amazing chilaquiles. Are they authentic? Not so much. Are they delicious? Hell, yeah.

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          1. re: caveatempty

            Jar is great for brunch. Great food, service and ambiance. Good variety. No buffet.

            1. re: maudies5

              Great Lobster Benedict for brunch at Jar!

            1. Personally Hugo's is my favorite brunch place. I love their breakfast salad!

              Although for guests from SF the ambiance may be a major factor? How about something by the beach? Like Geoffrey's in Malibu?

              --burumun
              http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com

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              1. re: burumun

                i don't see the breakfast salad on the menu. what's in it?

                1. re: wowimadog

                  I don't remember which section it is in, but they always have it when i asked for it.
                  It is mixed greens (salad greens) topped with: turmeric rice scrambled with egg whites, almonds, spinach, wild mushrooms, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce.
                  I have a picture and desc on my blog post if you're interested :)
                  http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...

              2. For lower end decadence, The Griddle Cafe.

                For hotel-y brunch, Jer-Ne at the Ritz in the Marina.

                Agree w/ recs for 3 Square and Joe's.

                Sunday Jazz Brunch at Spazio in Sherman Oaks.

                Campanile does a nice Sunday brunch, very classic.

                For more hipster scene, Quality.

                1. If you are in the Silverlake area, I recommend the brunch at Canele. They recently started serving brunch, and we had a very tasty meal there last weekend. Really good quiche lorraine, a divine shirred egg with brandade, and a good selection of other items. They only have a beer and wine licence, so no bloody marys, but we did have some great mimosas (although they were pricey).

                  http://www.canele-la.com/