Brunch /brənCH/ : A late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.
And brunch in dtCLE turns just any weekend into a great weekend.
No weekend would be complete without that fabulously carb-filled, mimosa-escorted, calories-don’t-exist-here meal that brings friends and families together during the late morning. Well, we all know that dtCLE is a culinary hot-spot, but what happens when our favorite restaurants add legendary brunch menus to the mix?
Barley House Cleveland: All you can eat? Challenge accepted. Barley House on West 6th now hosts an all new Sunday Champagne Brunch from 12-4. Their menu has breakfast and lunch items as well as MTO omelets, desserts, fruits and more. Add a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar for only $10? Don’t mind if I do. Keep up to date with their news here.
Cleveland Chop: You know how Clevelanders love their pierogi? Well, the folks at Cleveland Chop know how to make a Clevelander Cast Iron Skillet — yep, with pierogi! Runner up menu items include the chicken and waffles, banana foster waffles, crabcake benny and the Breakfast Bar (that means you get your own pitcher of margarita or mimosa). So with that being said… dtCLE brunch party, anyone? Bueller?
Stonetown: Three words: Red. Velvet. Waffles. Need we say more? Yes, yes we need to say more. Two more words: Gator Sausage. Stonetown on Prospect Ave. is home to some unique and delicious meals that can turn just an average Sunday into one to remember. Other than the waffles and sausage, our reco would have to be the Quinche Lousiana – lobster, shrimp and crawfish baked in buttery cajun crust (we know, we had you at ‘lobster’).
1890 at the Arcade: So their menu isn’t quite a “brunch” menu, but they do serve b-fast until 12:30 on weekends. We’ll take it and we know you will too when you see their Kielbasi, Potatoes and Banana Pepper Omelet. Spend a whole weekend in dtCLE by staying the night at the Hyatt Regency and waking up to brunch at 1890!
David’s at Marriot Key Center: You can’t go wrong with a stellar view of dtCLE and a breakfast buffet for brunch
House of Blues: Spice up your summer Sundays with Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunches on July 7, August 4 and September 8. These events include local talent performing traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Don’t worry, the music goes hand-in-hand with a buffet. You know what else goes hand-in-hand with music and a brunch buffet? A Bloody Mary bar stocked with hot sauces, shrimp, beef jerky, olives, celery and more.
The Nauti Mermaid: The Mermaid is known for her Lobster Eggs Benedict as well as the Lobster Omelet, but we need to take a second to dream about her Mahi Sandwich – blackened Mahi with tomato, onion and cheese, topped off with a fresh, homemade Mimosa. Gooood morning, Cleveland!
These are just a few of the great restaurants in dtCLE that are feeding into our weekend brunch addiction. Do you have a favorite brunch spot in Downtown? Let us know. Heck, let’s have a brunch party.
If you know of other good brunch spots in dtCLE, please post it on the comments below.