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Top 7 Connecticut Brunch Places

The Best Connecticut Restaurants for a Leisurely Sunday Brunch

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Brunch is no ordinary meal. It is an invitation to spend a Sunday morning slowly sipping coffee or champagne, overindulging on gourmet foods and savoring time with family or friends. You can rush through breakfast, lunch or dinner, but not brunch. Connecticut has many fine brunch places--restaurants, hotels and even a casino--that make Sunday brunch a meal to remember. Here are some of the best places to "do brunch" in Connecticut.

1. Brunch with a View at Water's Edge Resort and Spa - Westbrook, CT

Water's Edge Resort has scored top accolades for its brunch buffet in statewide polls, and the crowds that fill the dining room, especially on holidays, are testament to the Sunday spread's enduring appeal. You won't know whether to belly up to the crepe bar or hang around the carving station. What really makes brunch fabulous here, though, is the spectacular water view. The brunch price as of 2014 is $33 for adults. Holiday prices are higher. 860-399-5901/800-222-5901

2. A Beefy Sunday Brunch Buffet at Foxwoods - Mashantucket, CT

David Burke Prime, the contemporary steakhouse at Foxwoods Resort Casino, offers a Sunday Prime Rib Brunch Buffet starring the restaurant's own dry-aged prime beef. The spread was named best brunch in Connecticut's New London County by readers of Connecticut Magazine in 2012, and the price per person as of 2014 is $36. 860-312-8753

3. Healthy Brunch at Pond House Cafe - West Hartford, CT

Inventive, healthy foods are a signature of the Pond House Cafe in beautiful Elizabeth Park, and brunch follows the same formula. All Sunday Brunch menu items feature organic eggs from Connecticut farms and other fresh ingredients. A la carte ordering makes this a more affordable choice than some of the state's all-you-can-eat brunch offerings. The Pond House brunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays. 860-231-8823

4. A Two-Cocktail Brunch at Mill on the River - South Windsor, CT

For a price of $18.95 as of 2014, Sunday Brunch at Mill on the River includes coffee or tea, one entrée selection, a continental brunch buffet and TWO cocktails. That's a pretty good deal. Add in a scenic location on the shores of the Podunk River and a kid-friendly atmosphere, and it's hard to go wrong with this brunch choice the next time your family has something to celebrate. 860-289-7929/888-344-4414

5. Champagne Brunch at a Beer Place - South Norwalk, CT

They no longer brew their own beer at The Brewhouse Restaurant in South Norwalk, Connecticut, but that's okay. On Sundays, it's not beer that draws crowds, anyway. The Brewhouse's all-you-can-eat brunch, priced at $29.95 as of 2014 (holiday prices are slightly higher), features a carving station, raw bar, pastries, egg dishes, hot entrees, a Viennese table with homemade desserts and unlimited complimentary champagne, mimosas and poinsettias. 203-853-9110

6. A Waterfront Brunch at Splash - Westport, CT

Enjoy a memorable brunch on the water in Connecticut's Fairfield County at Splash, where you can spend a Sunday morning grazing at seven food stations featuring everything from international cheeses and calamari salad to omelets and pasta dishes made to order. The non-holiday brunch price is $38 per adult as of 2014 including a champagne cocktail.

7. Big Brunch at Dakota Restaurant - Rocky Hill, CT

Looking for one of the state's biggest, best and most popular Sunday brunches? You can be certain of two things when you plan on brunch at Dakota restaurant in Rocky Hill, Connecticut: You'll probably wait in line for a table if you haven't made a reservation, and you won't leave hungry. The all-you-can-eat brunch price is $21.95 as of 2014. 860-257-7752

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