I've done a Top 10 list of brunch places you might not think of, but I was surprised to realize I've never done a Top 10 list of the brunch places I recommend when people ask (which is frequently). Readers suggested several others, that I hadn't thought of, but definitely should be on my list: the Wine Market in Locust Point and the Milton Inn in Sparks.
Here's my list from last Tuesday's entry on baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge in alphabetical order:
Abacrombie in Mount Vernon. A short but sweet menu of dishes like crepes with homemade applesauce and a grilled ribeye with scrambled eggs and hollandaise. $8 to $24. And served till 7 p.m.!
b Bistro in Bolton Hill. From the folks who brought you the Helmand and Tapas Teatro. Brunch includes three kinds of omelets, two kinds of eggs Benedict and three kinds of pancakes. $7 to $19.
B & O American Brasserie downtown. Great, stylish space, nice folks, a la carte menu of both breakfast and lunch dishes running from $7 to $19.
Brightons in the Inner Harbor. The most beautiful spot for brunch in Baltimore. Breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches and entrees. $10 to $22.
Carrol's Creek in Annapolis. If you like buffet-style, all-you-can-eat brunch buffets, you get all that plus a view of the water. Adults: $21.95, children: $10.95.
Gertrude's at the BMA. A Maryland-oriented brunch on Saturday and Sunday. If you're lucky, the restaurant will be serving outside overlooking the sculpture garden. $8 to $27.
Mari Luna Latin Grille in Pikesville. Another fixed-price brunch buffet, but the addition of Latin entrees makes it unique. Adults: $22.95. Kids 12 and under: $11.95.
Miss Shirley's in Roland Park. Strictly speaking, it's lunch and breakfast all day, but that's good enough for me. And what a breakfast! $7.95 to $21.95.
Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill. Brunch Saturday and Sunday offering the classics with California and southwestern accents. $9 to $15.
Woodberry Kitchen in Woodberry/Hampden. Baltimore's favorite farm-to-table restaurant serves everything from Hangtown fry to cherry crepes. A la carte: $7 to $24.
Readers talk back
Clementine on Harford Road is great, too.
Posted by: Kristina
Eggspectations on Rte 108 in Ellicott City serves a nice -- if loud -- brunch. I got for breakfast, but they serve tons of eggs benedict so they meet the EL definition.
Also, Cafe de Paris on Rte 108 in Columbia has crepes. It is still on my list of places to try, but people talk it up.
Posted by: HowChow
Helen's Garden in Canton. Great specials, drinks, etc... Brunch on Saturday's too. I'd recommend reservations.
Posted by: 21224
I was reminded of *Blue Moon* by @600Block on Twitter and came to read this article..
Also, I took my dad to *Rocket to Venus* for Father's Day and it was actually really great, I appreciated that it was different than the usual eggs-n-toast affair.
Posted by: AlizaEss
Eggs Benedict on a big silver platter.
There's no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.
Posted by: RayRay
Oh come now. Where is Waterfront?!?!?
10x better than half these joints. And half the price of many of them.
Posted by: Ryan
How could you leave out Hull St. Blues in Locust Point??!!! Great Sunday brunch ...
Posted by: Don Nippard