A ‘brunch’ of restaurants

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By: Taylor Seidel, Columnist

Brunch has been a growing fad in the Baltimore area over the past year. Whether you are looking for buffet style or a-la-carte, Baltimore restaurants offer their spins on brunch options. I have compiled my list of the top five restaurants, in no particular order, serving brunch in Baltimore. Hopefully you will see some of your favorites on the list. Enjoy!

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    Courtesy of Taylor Seidel

    Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road) – Spike Gjerde’s flagship farm-to-table restaurant. If you’ve had dinner here, the brunch is just as good. With everything from creative breakfast sandwiches to eggs benedict and original concoctions. Make sure to splurge a little and have a cocktail made with locally sourced liquor and homemade inclusions. Brunch is offered on both Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

  • B&O American Brasserie (2 North Charles St.) – Chef Michael Ransom lets his passion for fresh food and local seafood shine through in his brunch menu. Offered Saturdays and Sundays until 2:30 p.m., this brunch features all of your favorites with a twist. B&O also offers $15 bottomless flavored mimosas during brunch. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.
  • Blue Moon Café (1621 Aliceanna St.) – This eclectic restaurant offers breakfast specials all day Saturday and Sunday. Open 24 hours on the weekends, this Fells Point favorite has some fantastic brunch offerings. Known for their spin on classic dishes and huge portions, Blue Moon was even featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” for their breakfast options. Reservations are not offered.
  • The Food Market (1017 W. 36th) – One of my favorite brunch restaurants in Baltimore. Offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m., chef Chad Gauss just has fun with this brunch menu. The menu offers several different seafood inspired benedicts, omelets and specialty items. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.
  • Wit and Wisdom (200 International Drive) – An absolutely beautiful and exquisite brunch buffet offered by executive chef Zack Mills. Only offered on Sundays till 2 p.m., this buffet offers everything you could want for brunch. With interactive cooking stations, the brunch is quite the spectacle. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

Other notable brunch restaurants include: Johnny’s Downstairs, Little Havana, Miss Shirley’s, The Nickel Taphouse, Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, Spoons Café and Cunningham’s.

Though this list is not exhaustive, these are some of my favorite brunch restaurants in Baltimore. With the weather getting nicer, ask about outside seating. Nothing beats a great breakfast, a few good drinks and a table outside in the warm Baltimore sun.

Hope you enjoy! Until next time, I wish you GoodEats!

Edited by Jared Kurlander.

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