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Jan 18, 2009 08:11 PM

[STL] Brunch

Looking for a good (Sunday) brunch in St. Louis. Any local favorites?

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  1. I love the brunch at Eau at the Chase Park Plaza. It is extensive, with a seafood bar, omlette station, breakfast pastries, lunch entrees, and desserts. It includes mimosas and bloody marys in the price, $40, which considering I usually have a few mimosas, it is a steal.

    They are also really good at the display of the food, which I think is a part of what makes a brunch special.

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    1. re: jardin32

      For a hotel that is trying to reestablish itself as a classy destination, and a restaurant serving an expensive brunch, it is insane that the Eau permits smoking. Unless and until they change the policy, I would spend my money and time elsewhere.

      1. re: nosh

        Next you'll fault them for transfats...

    2. I like Cafe Osage, which is attached to Bowood Farms, a local garden nursery. The menu is not extensive but it's not small either --- several choices of things like scones, waffles, eggs, salmon, etc. The ingredients are obtained locally when possible, and the service is friendly and prompt. The ambianc is nice too -- how could it not be nice to be eating in a garden shop? Even in the winter they have lots of plants - just a nice place to be, a nice way to support the local economy on many levels, and nice food and coffee (Northwest, a local roaster).

      1. People who have been say that Nadoz in the Coronado Hotel (mid-town) is very good.

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        1. re: alan

          Thanks, alan, you're not the first to recommend Nadoz. I will have to see if they have a website.

        2. I've heard some pretty good reports abt 3 Monkeys on Morganford... just haven't made it there myself yet.

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          1. re: DetectDave

            I also highly recommend Nadoz...about $22, no booze included as I recall, but wonderful entrees,sides, and desserts, and more interesting than the usual brunch fare!


            1. re: ddfry3

              So, I take it they only have one menu (i.e. no difference between lunch/brunch etc.)?

              I was wondering why "Bittersweet Chocolate Waffles" were under the "Shared Plates" (at the bottom of the menu) until I read the description:

              "Bittersweet Chocolate Waffle
              With chocolate almond brittle and tri-dippers: nutella chocolate sauce, vanilla bean creme anglaise, and apple caramel 6.99

              WOOF! Sounds gut-busting.

              1. re: ulterior epicure

                It appears that way, menu-wise. Only gone for Sunday brunch, which is (or was when I was there last) a buffet. You can order a la carte, too.

          2. I would suggest the brunch at the Ritz Carlton. Large assortment including excellent desserts and champagne. Pricey at 49 pp but a nice splurge.

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            1. re: LindaR

              If you DO want to splurge. I second this one.



              1. re: FriendOfTheDevil

                Given your moniker, I'm not sure why I should believe you. *wink*

                Seriously, the Ritz does sound great, but I'm looking for something a bit more low-key.

                1. re: ulterior epicure


                  Alot of folks like Ya Ya's out in the Chesterfield area. It is like 25 or 6 a person I think. Pretty good.


                  1. re: FriendOfTheDevil

                    We have a Yia Yia's (I think that's what you mean) here in Kansas City.

                    1. re: ulterior epicure

                      Yes, that is it sorry. I wasn't sure if that was right or not.