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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Denver

The Denver food scene is a constantly evolving and eclectic experience. With down-home comfort food and microbreweries tapping each day, Denver is a city that is way ahead of the curve for dining trends. But, where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Order classic French flavors at one bistro or explore an ever-changing menu at the next. When it comes to brunch, Denver doesn’t mess around.

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18 Restaurants
Updated 01 October 2021
Restaurants:The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver, Beast and Bottle, Linger
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, International
Neighborhoods:Downtown / LoDo, Uptown, Highlands
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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / LoDo
4.3
2917 reviews

Lots of light from a variety of chandeliers, warm tan and brown tones in the decor, and comfortably upholstered seating make The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar a great place to relax and enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch. The bottomless mimosas come in a variety of flavors, so take a good look at the menu. Executive Chef Rich Byers brings his international cooking experience to the table at this unique and fun restaurant. Start off a multi-course mid-day meal with the short rib poutine or fried pickles. For a sweet start to the day, try the beignet trio or the berry cheesecake waffles topped with a berry medley, cream cheese filling, Nutella, and maple syrup. An exceptional egg menu and plenty of sandwiches round out the menu at one of the best brunch restaurants in Denver.


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Beast and Bottle

$$$$
Contemporary American
Uptown
4.5
1456 reviews

Chef Paul C. Reilly brings a serious attention to farm-fresh and seasonal flavors to Denver Beast and Bottle, a charming and intimate bistro-style restaurant. Creative combinations are part of the fun when making selection from the brunch menu, particularly since the menu changes with the seasons. The cast iron sticky bun, designed to share, is always worth a few minutes to pull apart, and the challah french toast enjoys rotating toppings like pear compote. Whatever is on the current menu, diners love delicious flavors imaginatively combined and exceptionally prepared.


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Linger

$$$$
International
Highlands
4.7
6453 reviews

A unique location and menu make Linger one of the hottest brunch restaurants in Denver. What was once Olinger's Mortuary is now the Linger Eatuary, and many of the original fixtures still have a home. From the metal conveyor-belt tables topped with glass to the Harold and Maude picture and the water served from formaldehyde bottles, this restaurant embraces the building's origins without creating a morbid atmosphere. Start the experience with bottomless mimosas — both classic and blood orange flavors are available. Then, dive into the menu designed for sharing. From hangover ramen with a duck confit to a breakfast dosa, the menu offers plenty of surprises that combine breakfast and lunch.


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Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3740 reviews

Chef Richard Sandoval takes over the menu at Tamayo, serving up a series of authentic Mexican flavors. The rustic decor is homey and welcoming, and the rooftop deck offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Whether dining inside or out, Tamayo definitely makes the list of top brunch restaurants in Denver. Brunch at this Latin-inspired eatery comes on small plates, with everything from short rib flautas to a range of egg dishes like calabacitas or huevos ahogados. Opt for the bottomless margarita brunch, and get endless small plates along with refillable cocktails.


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El Five

$$$$
Mediterranean
Highlands
4.7
2943 reviews

El Five, a tapas restaurant, sits high on the fifth floor overlooking downtown Denver. Enjoy an unparalleled view of the beautiful surroundings while sampling fresh flavors from the Mediterranean Sea. The Sunday brunch menu includes endless plates with seven options to choose from. The tres leches pain perdu comes with a unique combination of macerated berries, mint, sesame, and caramelized milk. A seafood arancini comes with prawns, rockfish, a poached egg, bomba rice, and bitter greens, all smothered in a delicious lemon-caper hollandaise sauce. With brunch comes a choice of a Bellini, bloody mary, or Brut Cava.


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SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$
Mexican
Cherry Creek
4.2
1247 reviews

Chef Deborah Schneider takes Baja street cuisine and turns it into elegant, gourmet plates at SOL Cocina. Granite counters, tile floors, and pops of warm color all come together in a fun and festive atmosphere that invites diners to enjoy a meal. This restaurant serves one of the most imaginative and best brunch menus in Denver. The chorizo and potato scramble blends with spinach, tomatoes, queso fresco, and a smoky crema for a flavor explosion to remember. The crab and shrimp Benedicto takes a traditional hollandaise and adds the potent flavors of chipotle and orange to up this plate's game.


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Duo Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Highlands
4.7
3302 reviews

Industrial decor, exposed brick, an open kitchen, and a large, central bar are all part of the ambiance at Duo Restaurant. This leader in the Denver farm-to-table movement offers a seasonal menu that changes as new produce hits the local market. For those that like some continuity, don't worry. Some brunch classics are always available. The Denver classic with a panko-crusted pork loin, eggs, sausage gravy, and crispy potatoes is always good for a hearty start to the day. Spice up a meal with the chorizo scramble that also features roasted peppers and goat cheese. For comfort food, hit the biscuits and gravy or go for an egg-in-the-basket. There's plenty of flavors to dig into meal after meal.


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The Fifth String

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Highlands
4.8
556 reviews

Rustic American describes both the decor and the menu at Old Major, a Denver brunch favorite. The classic foods come with a fun twist, all served on wooden tables and in booths with plenty of lighting. The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu starts with a charcuterie plate of house-cured meats. Try the Jonah crab and gulf shrimp scramble that adds avocado, salsa verde, and hollandaise. A big, butcher's breakfast serves two eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, mushrooms, beans, and potatoes, for a filling platter of food. Don't forget to ask about the pastry and waffle of the day.


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Lola Coastal Mexican

$$$$
Regional Mexican (Baja Med)
Denver
4.4
2067 reviews

Coastal Mexican cuisine made with locally sourced food is on the menu at Lola, a local favorite for brunch and dinner. Live music adds to the atmosphere, keeping the energy high, as diners explore a deliciously simple brunch menu. House-made salsas, tableside guacamole, and a delectable selection of pastries round out the menu. The cinnamon doughnuts or dulce de leche cinnamon roll are just a few of the options. For a more savory start, enjoy a plate of chicken and waffles or chicken fried steak, or a carne asada bowl. Guests can even build a cusomtized brunch plate. Choose from eggs, fried potatoes, veggie hash, waffles, bacon, and more available a la carte.


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Root Down

$$$$
American
Highlands
4.8
7329 reviews

A converted garage forms the foundation of Root Down, a restaurant focused on big flavors and natural ingredients. This restaurant uses locally -sourced ingredients that often come from two on-site gardens. The brunch menu is full of unusual items like a bibimbap steak and eggs or the goat cheese chicken and biscuit. Zucchini bread French toast and almond pancakes are two items that draw a lot of attention. Bottomless mimosas run until the last call at 3:15 p.m., so there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy sips along with the nibbles. Don't forget to take a look at the pastries baked fresh for brunch.


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Avelina - Denver

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
1299 reviews

Avelina, a newer entry on the Denver dining scene, has a slick, modern, romantic vibe. Smooth leather seating, pops of vibrant color, and room-dividing curtains create intimate areas. The brunch menu is one of the biggest draws, though it's only served on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to make a reservation. A polenta breakfast cake or ricotta beignets with an orange cream cheese frosting start the meal off with a sweet, morning feel. The smoked salmon benedict adds dill for a classic treat with an updated flavor. Tinga breakfast tacos add a Southwestern bite to the menu, while the confit duck succotash is a gourmet favorite.


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Beatrice & Woodsley

$$$$
American
Baker
4.4
2286 reviews

Romance and nature meet along with fine dining cuisine at Beatrice & Woodsley. Natural shades and wood decor bring the forests of Denver inside in this local brunch favorite restaurant. Drinks to share come in three or six serving portions, and the brunch menu is similarly arranged for those who want a small plate versus more than filling mains. The crawfish beignets filled with a red pepper aioli are a great way to start the meal with bites to share. The brûléed grapefruit topped with a sweet and salty almond crumble turns this traditional breakfast fruit into a culinary delight. Enjoy the apple pie pancakes or cut into the asparagus Benedict for a savory end to a classic brunch.


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The Preservery

$$$$
Contemporary American
River North (Denver)
4.0
482 reviews

Soaring ceilings, shining hardwoods, and vibrant murals create an eclectic ambiance at The Preservery, one of the best brunch restaurants in Denver. With breakfast platters that include an array of omelets, a la carte items to build one-of-a-kind plates, and several sandwiches, brunch is a leisurely and fun exploration. Enjoy shrimp and grits seasoned with smoked gouda and creole tomatoes or a bacon, egg, and basil pesto sandwich on grilled sourdough bread. The different flavors taken from around the country pack a lot of options into a relatively compact menu.


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The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

$$$$
Mexican
Baker
4.4
381 reviews

Classic Mexican cuisine served in a cafeteria-style dining room is what The Blue Bonnet Restaurant serves up with panache. Weekend brunch includes traditional and regional breakfast burritos, chilaquiles, and a pork posole stew. Customize every dish with personal favorites by adding house-made spicy chorizo or changing up the cheese blend for a relaxing meal topped off with sips from inexpensive glasses of Mimosa.


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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3643 reviews

Elegant, upscale, and contemporary modern decor create an exceptional atmosphere to enjoy one of the best brunch restaurants in Denver, Elway's Downtown. From classics like eggs Benedict or chicken and waffles to fun additions like brulee oatmeal and key lime custard stuffed French toast, the menu is sure to please.


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The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens

$$$$
Scottish
Highlands
4.6
40 reviews

For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Denver, reserve a table at The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens. This converted mansion is now a bed and breakfast that serves a public brunch on the weekends with bottomless mimosas. Avocado sandwiches, savory bread puddings, and oatmeal pancakes are a few of the delicacies on the menu.


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BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$
French
Denver
4.6
3352 reviews

A meal at Brasserie Ten Ten is one to remember, particularly the freshly prepared brunch items. The French bistro concept extends to flaky croissants, made in-house. French classics like the croque madame, pain perdu, and duck confit hash are part of the menu, along with Brasserie originals like the house burger and an overflowing tower of fresh shellfish. The cocktail list includes all the expected brunch basics — mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, Kir Royale, and a few specialty drinks like the fraise du matin: a delightful blend of pinot gris, simple syrup, and muddled strawberries.


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Low Country Kitchen-Denver

$$$$
Southern
Highlands
4.5
395 reviews

No best brunch in Denver list would be complete without a mention of Low Country Kitchen. This Southern restaurant dishes up delicious comfort food that is as good as home cooking. The decor matches the culinary spirit with warm, wood-topped tables and subway tile walls. The brunch menu starts with items like a fried chicken or a pork belly biscuit. Continue the culinary journey with appetizers like deviled eggs or a fried green tomato B.L.T.


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