Enjoying an exquisite weekend brunch with a mimosa in hand and all the breakfast stations you can heavenly stomach makes for the perfect weekend morning. If you’re looking for all the fixings of an extravagant brunch, Orange County offers not only the serene setting, but also a bevy of options to be opulent. Visit these 5 star brunches if you’re in the mood to throw down on a high priced brunch menu.
AVEO Table + Bar
St. Regis Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA 92629
Serving both a special Sunday brunch and breakfast throughout the week, AVEO Table + Bar at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort serves up healthy and decadent items. On Sunday’s, the $90 per person special brunch offers Mediterranean items with flavors from Greece. Menu items include eggs Benedict with a election of breakfast sausages and applewood smoked bacon, an omelet and waffle station where you can build your own omelet and/or pick Belgium waffles with tons of toppings. There is also an Aveo seafood bar with west coast oysters on the half shell, a chilled jumbo shrimp and crab claws dish, as well as sushi rolls and more. There is also a delicious carvery station with prime rib, or a Greek grill station.
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Serving inventive seasonal fare in a luxurious space with ocean views The Loft at the Montage Laguna Beach is a perfect place for an extravagant brunch or breakfast. Prices can be pretty expensive, but it wouldn’t be extravagant without it breaking the bank, right? To start, the restaurant offers everything from a berry yogurt parfait, steel-cut Irish oatmeal, a farmers market fruit plate, and their Loft Breakfast with a ruby red grapefruit cup, granola with yogurt, or toast with jam. Other great offerings include their Bananas Foster Waffle with peanut butter cream and salted peanuts, as well as buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast, and vanilla nutella crepes. For eggs, dine on omelets, or a decadent eggs Benedict with your choice of adding lobster, smoked salmon, or Canadian bacon.
The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
Dana Point’s Ritz Carlton Hotel is a premier destination for travelers and locals looking for a fine breakfast or brunch. Overlooking the beautiful coastline, Raya’s Chef Richard Sandoval serves up coastal cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, and natural and organic meats. On the breakfast menu, diners can go for a combination with choices of grapefruit, orange, or carrot juice, coffee, tea, two eggs any style, applewood smoked bacon, ham, pork sausage or chicken sausage, as well as breakfast potatoes and toast. Egg dishes and specialty breakfast items are plentiful and will have you confused on what to order. From their eggs Benedict to a Dungeness crab chalupa with ranchero sauce, corn, Peruvian sweet peppers and poached eggs and a chorizo omelette, everything here is over the top and incredible. Other delicious and extravagant menu items include their strawberry shortcake waffle, a house smoked Scottish salmon, as well as their blueberry blue corn pancakes.
Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
Orange Hill Restaurant’s brunch menu is one of the finest in Orange County. Offering both a Saturday brunch experience with an a la carte menu, or a Sunday champagne brunch, the options are plentiful here. On Saturday, opt to share small plates with friends, or order your own dish from thier ‘Big Brunchy Plates’. Options include seasonal sliced fresh fruit, a smoked fish plate, house made sushi, a prime rib taco trio, as well as a tropical fruit parfait for shareable dishes. But, if you don’t feel like sharing, there are delicious options like their breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado, hash browns, bacon and tomatillo sauce, as well as steak n’ eggs, and much more. Pair those items with pitchers of punch like their Royal Hawaiian with gin, rum, cucumber, lemon, and almonds, or Champagne drinks like their Pink Toga with white peach, citrus, cherry and bubbles, and their Rossini.