10 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Metro Phoenix

There's something inherently enjoyable about brunch. Maybe it's because most of us can fit it in only once a week. Maybe it's because the hybrid meal allows the freedom to eat pretty much whatever you want. Most likely, it's because it's an acceptable excuse to drink well before 5 o'clock. But whatever the reason, it's easily our favorite meal of the day, er, week.

And because choosing a place to enjoy your brunch outing is as important a dining decision as you'll face, we've compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants in the Valley for brunch.

(It's important to note that we only included restaurants that serve booze and that we didn't include any resorts or resort restaurants in this list.)

Eggs Benedict at Bink's Midtown
Lauren Saria
Eggs Benedict at Bink's Midtown
Brunch Burger at Orange Table
Lauren Saria
Brunch Burger at Orange Table

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Crudo

3603 E. Indian School Road, B
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Restaurant > Coffeehouse

Region: East Phoenix

Postino Wine Cafe

3939 E. Campbell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: East Phoenix

The Herb Box at SouthBridge

7134 E. Stetson Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Scottsdale

Orange Table

7373 E. Scottsdale Mall, #6
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Scottsdale

O.H.S.O. Eatery & NanoBrewery

4900 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Restaurant > Brewery

Region: East Phoenix

Bink's Midtown

2320 E. Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Category: Restaurant > New American

Region: East Phoenix

Vincent's Market Bistro

3930 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Restaurant > Brunch

Region: East Phoenix

The Mission

3815 N. Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > Central American

Region: Central Scottsdale

Snooze

2045 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: East Phoenix

Virtu Honest Craft

3701 N. Marshall Way, Bespoke Inn
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > Dessert

Region: Central Scottsdale

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Crudo: Chef Cullen Campbell has been serving an impressive brunch spread every Sunday since October 2013. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crudo offers a menu of Italian-inspired dishes made with top-quality meats and produce. In addition to egg-based staples, you can dig into polenta "hoe cakes" and a pork belly poutine with fingerling potatoes that might just be the best poutine in town. The jars also are not to be missed — in particular, the housemade ricotta and persimmon one. And thanks to a chill soundtrack of independent rock and the restaurant's beautifully lit dining room, you're in for a meal that will make you feel like a million bucks without having to spend anywhere near that much. (3603 E. Indian School Road, 602-358-8444, www.crudoaz.com)

Postino: There are two big draws for brunch at Postino, and they are live music and a great wine selection. Vino lovers will have plenty to choose from during Postino's brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at all three locations. Mimosas, bellinis, wine by the glass, and pitchers of beer are all $5 until 5 p.m., making a booze-filled brunch quite a steal. The limited menu includes small plates such as walnut toast with triple crème Brie and housemade berry jam; simple but enjoyable entrées like grilled foccacia with over-easy eggs, asparagus, tomato salad, and herbed butter; and a Farm Scramble with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, herbs, onions, Gruyère, and white cheddar. (3939 E. Campbell Ave., 602-852-3939, and two other locations, www.postinowinecafe.com)

The Herb Box: The Herb Box's upscale, casual vibe makes it a comfortable spot for brunch, and the menu of fresh but accessible food means even your unenlightened dining partners will find something to enjoy. Both the Southbridge location in Old Town Scottsdale and the restaurant at DC Ranch serve brunch on Sunday mornings. You'll find healthy fare like Brussels sprout hash and Manchego omelet alongside sweeter choices like the outstanding red velvet pancakes with mascarpone whipped cream. And the Market Street BLT, with its runny fried egg and crispy pancetta, pretty much epitomizes all there is to love about bringing breakfast and lunch together into one glorious meal. (7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-998-8358, and 20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480-289-6180, www.theherbbox.com)

Orange Table: It can be hard to find a restaurant in Scottsdale that manages truly to feel like a neighborhood spot. But since Orange Table is practically hidden within the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, it miraculously manages to do just that. The service may not be the best in town, but as soon as we dig into a plate of "flannel," a mixture of corned beef and your choice of other ingredients, we pretty much forget about all it. The impressive selection of cocktails also is a plus, though our favorite brunch indulgence is a glass of Orange Table's housemade coffee soda mixed with a shot of Kahlua. Trust us, it's delicious. The restaurant serves a full breakfast and lunch menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you can stop in for brunch any day of the week. (7373 E. Scottsdale Mall, #6, Scottsdale, 480-424-6819, www.orangetable.net)

O.H.S.O. Eatery & nanoBrewery: For beer lovers, there isn't a brunch in town that can rival the deal at O.H.S.O. This sprawling brewery and restaurant offers plenty of seating both inside and out and serves Beer Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The deal is straightforward and pretty sweet: Get your choice of entrée plus a locally brewed beer for just $10. You can choose from options such as a breakfast flatbread, French toast, biscuits and beer gravy, and churrasco steak and egg to pair with any Arizona-brewed beer on O.H.S.O.'s extensive tap list. Bonus: Dogs are welcome on the patio, so feel more than free to bring Fido. (4900 E. Indian School Road, 602-955-0358, www.ohsobrewery.com)

Bink's Midtown: Kevin Binkley's midtown restaurant serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and as you would expect, it offers a seasonally sensitive menu of hot and cold veggie dishes as well as typical brunch favorites. At Bink's Midtown, you can go with heavier fare like the bacon burger (the bacon is ground into the beef patty) or opt for more traditional brunchtime eats, like the skillet of Green Chile Braised Pork over cheddar drop biscuits. The sweet offerings (including Cake Doughnut Holes) will be hard to resist, but be warned that the giant cinnamon roll, which comes with butterscotch sauce and cream cheese frosting, makes a great sharable appetizer. (2320 E. Osborn Road, 602-388-4874, www.binksmidtown.com)

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Sheldon Sturges
Sheldon Sturges

I make a great brunch myself. I am in Phoenix. Ergo, I stay home and make brunch for me and the Missus, and avoid the trendy cockheads who frequent places like the ones listed.

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey Nelson

You totally missed the patio at Lon's, Hermosa Inn. Best place to sip bubbles in the valley. Just sayin

jglang1
jglang1

Do any of them serve coloreds, gays or any ethnic groups of any kind?

 
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