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Sunday Brunch?

I've asked about this before, but I don't think I ever got the kind of answers I was looking for.

Where are some good places to get a Sunday brunch buffet? I'm talking swanky, champagne/mimosas, food tables running through several rooms kinds of places, the sort of brunch buffets you might expect a really nice hotel to have in a penthouse restaurant (but I don't know which, if any, around here do). I have a hard time believing there aren't at least a few of these in this town. There are certainly enough uber-rich people here to support such a thing. I just want an occasional treat.

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vintagehandbag
Jan. 19th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Green Pastures. The Four Seasons.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Green Pastures? The only references to that being a restaurant is in Austin (and I'm not driving 4 hours for Sunday brunch). Where is this place?

I should have guessed that the Four Seasons would have something, though. Duh. =)
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dinda
Jan. 19th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Brady's Landing by the Ship Channel has a great Brunch and surprisingly nice waterfront view. I've heard that Brennans - are they still open also does a nice brunch. And if you're willing to come out to the Island for the weekend, the Galvez hotel offers a great Champagne brunch.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Good suggestions, thanks! I'm in Clear Lake, so Galveston is nearly as close as Houston.
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Champagne Brunch Buffet in Houston - (Anonymous) - Jun. 2nd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
imlac
Jan. 19th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Only one I can think of is at Baba Yegas in Montrose. Not quite sure if it's what you're looking for, but it's one hell of a brunch.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
That was the principal suggestion I got last time I asked. I haven't tried it yet (though I will, since lots of people seem so fond of it), but just from looking at the menu I can tell that it's definitely a junior version of the pull-out-all-the-stops kind of treat I'm looking for.
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katexas
Jan. 19th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Brennan's and the Omni Hotel are both supposed to have really good ones.

My preference is Baba Yegas, though, which is a bit cheaper but still decent.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely have to check out Brennan's. Looks like the Galleria Omni doesn't do brunch, but the one out to almost Katy does. I might check it out sometime when I'm feeling like a long drive. Thanks!
seweccentric
Jan. 19th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
I can tell you this... brunch is NOT the same as when I lived in the Midwest (Chicago, Madison). Everyone did brunch there - wasn't just a "rich" thing. Every hotel had a brunch buffet. Just isn't the same in Houston, no idea why.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe that's part of why I'm having trouble finding stuff here; being from the midwest and having former in-laws in Los Angeles, fancy brunch buffets were relatively easy to come by.
artkouros
Jan. 19th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Bailey's down on NASA Parkway almost to Seabrook - where that BBQ place used to be - has a Sunday Jazz Brunch. I haven't tried it but the restaurant has gotten some good reviews.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
That's practically down the block - I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Hm. Looks like it's a menu brunch, not a buffet. Darn.

Edited at 2008-01-19 09:21 pm (UTC)
serene_orange
Jan. 19th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hands down Baba Yega's. AMAZING food, fabulous view. Love it.
http://houston.citysearch.com/profile/9842445/houston_tx/baba_yega_restaurant.html
minorlight
Jan. 19th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
benjy's. hands down. it's super swanky, and the food is excellent. the eggs benedict make me want to cry, they're so good. they also have excellent mimosas and bloody mary's.

also, the raven grill and the magnolia grille are nice and upscale, with delicious brunch options.

also try the buffalo grille for its AWESOME pancakes and all-around unhealthy goodness. :P it's not as swanky as benjy's, but definitely worth the trip.
lil_m_moses
Jan. 19th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Are any of those buffet brunches other than Magnolia Grille? Their menus suggest no.
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asianredneck
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Dharma Cafe is one of my favs. They have a new and better location in the Heights as well!
cdlrosa
Jan. 20th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
what is this new and better location you speak of
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honey_bear79
Jan. 20th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Where are you located?
Sundance Grill down in Kemah (under the bridge in the Seabrook shipyard) has sunday brunches.. mimosa's, etc.. light meals.. can sit out on the deck on the water or indoors.. nice resturant.. very relaxing.
mmm_nachos
Jan. 20th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
brady's landing is pretty amazing
h3av3nlyboi
Jan. 21st, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Bradys Landing at the shipchannel
(Anonymous)
Dec. 27th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Champagne Brunch
Yeah...I'm with ya!! The Champagne Brunches in LA and Orange County (El Torito Grill) are the best!! I can't believe Houston has what maybe two. Wake up Houston!! I actually found something close to it. It is "Bottomless Mimosa's" at Guyabas Latin Grill at Willowbrook. I'm heading there tomorrow...hope it is worth it. It's 11.95 Brunch and add $6.00 for Bottomless Mimosa. I'll clue you guys in after the meal.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 29th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Looking for champagne brunch in memorial town and country area in Houston, Texas
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