If you’re in the top 100 out of 103, it might not mean much. However, if you’re among the top 100 restaurants in America—yup, the entire United States—then that’s a different story. We don’t generally toot our own horn, but we’re telling the truth! OpenTable diners voted us one of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America, and we’re proud to serve you our award-winning brunch every Sunday.

We love focusing on the finest American regional cuisine and bringing the best ingredients from near and far to our kitchen and to your table. Executive chef Chris Calhoun and his talented team craft amazing food day in and day out—including the early risers. Why settle for a regular old brunch when you could brunch at The Desmond?

So how do you make a great brunch? Every gourmet and aspiring cook wants to know the answer! We asked chef Chris to share some of the elements of a fantastic brunch for the home cook. Don’t cook? You don’t have to. You can make reservations here. Read on to find out how chef Chris makes one of the best brunches in America.

Rule #1: Quality

When everything is good, nothing can be bad. Start with the best ingredients and you’ll end up with the best food.

Rule #2: Variety

Serve a varied menu and you’ll be sure to strike a chord with everyone. Variety is the spice of life—for good reason. Guests with dietary needs and restrictions will especially love a thoughtfully diverse menu.

Rule #3: Mix Hot and Cold

“I prefer meals with hot and cold items,” Chris said. It goes back to variety: Offer your guests a “cold grain or noodle salad, fresh fruit of the season, charcuterie or smoked seafood, juice, good cheeses and bread. Then, focus on hot items—try eggs, pancakes or waffles, and French toast—plus coffee, and make them great.”

How does it all come together? With an amazing brunch experience, of course. Find out for yourself and visit us today!

For 25 years, The Desmond Hotel has earned a reputation for superior hospitality and comfort. We boast 194 well-appointed nonsmoking guest rooms and suites with modern amenities and hotel-wide free Wi-Fi. Our luxurious property offers three onsite dining options, two bars, indoor and outdoor fitness and beautiful grounds. We have the perfect setting for you—no matter the occasion. The Desmond is ideal for corporate meetings and retreats, wedding receptions and any kind of celebration. Events of all sizes welcome!

Nathan Greenwood

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