The ten best all-you-can-eat brunches in Denver
The spread at Ellyngton's Sunday champagne brunch.
Please, sir, can I have some more? And more still? When you're in the mood to overindulge, there's no better way to do it than at a bottomless, all-you-can eat brunch. We recently revealed our ten favorite brunch spots; now we're confessing to our ten favorite spots to enjoy brunch again, and again, and again.
Here (in no particular order) are our ten favorite bottomless brunch haunts when we decide to take the plunge.
10) Dazzle 930 Lincoln Street Aside from being one of the best jazz clubs in the world -- and winning Westword 2013 Best of Denver awards for both Best Jazz Club and Best Jazz Jam -- Dazzle has won a loyal following for its unbelievable all-you-can-eat-brunch, earning it our readers' choice award for Best Brunch this year. Dazzle's "Urban Brunch" runs every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, and $18.95 buys you a bottomless, homestyle, comfort-food buffet with offerings like an egg and crab scramble, pizzas, enchiladas and Dazzle's sought-after mac n' cheese, as well as classic bloody Marys and mimosas. And, of course, there's always live jazz -- from the Paris Takes Quartet.
9) Tamayo 1400 Larimer Street Tamayo, Richard Sandoval's decade-old modern Mexican restaurant, recently unveiled its newest, gut-busting addition: a $35, all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink weekend brunch with endless cocktails and small plates, including smoked brisket tacos, huarache flatbreads and pan dulce. There's also a $20 all-you-can-eat version for designated drivers, and a $10 option for kids. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
8) Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace 321 17th Street For a lavish, late-morning affair, head straight to Ellyngton's Sunday champagne brunch in the historic Brown Palace Hotel. From fresh waffles, pastries, eggs and an omelette station to grilled meats and seafoods, salads and sushi, this multiple-time Westword award-winning brunch has enough offerings to put you into a blissful food coma. Diners can choose from four options: brunch only, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon.
7) Cinzetti's 281 West 104th Avenue If you're thinking of weekend brunch at Cinzetti's, prepare yourself for an experience of epic proportions -- both visually and gastronomically. This marketplace-style, all-you-can-eat mecca is outfitted with fourteen cooking stations that offer classic Italian food as well as traditional brunch foods. You'll find everything from a station dedicated entirely to parmesan dishes to a rotisserie and antipasto, pizza and fresh pasta stations. If you have a second stomach, you'll want to hit the dessert spread for fresh cannoli and bread pudding. Adults can eat for $14.99, seniors for $12.99, and kids are $4.99.
6) The Garden Terrace at the Inverness Hotel 200 Inverness Drive West, TOWN The Inverness won our Best Blowout Brunch award in 2012 for good reason: The Garden Terrace has an indulgent buffet on Sundays that will leave you plastered to your seat for hours after brunch is over. For $32.95, you can load up your plate with made-to-order omelettes, fresh oysters and crab, all the bacon and sausage you can eat, and items from a dazzling dessert buffet. For a few more bucks, you can upgrade to ever-brimming glasses of champagne. Sunday brunch starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m., and kids under five eat free with the purchase of an adult brunch.
5) Los Cabos II 1525 Champa Street Los Cabos II delivers a taste of all things Peru six days of the week, with a buffet that features traditional Peruvian dishes, including lomo saltado, beef sauteed with tomatoes, onions, green and red peppers, and plaintains. But on Sunday, Los Cabos goes international with its brunch buffet, serving dishes from all over the world. At just $15 per person, both you and your wallet will be full when you leave. The international feast is available from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
4) Little India 330 East Sixth Avenue 1533 Champa Street 2390 South Downing Street Little India is a frequent Best of Denver winner, hailed for its diverse array of regional specialties as well as its impressive (and vegetarian-friendly!) buffet. And if you gravitate more towards the lunch side of brunch, on the weekends this will be your go-to spot for savory Indian delicacies -- an ever-changing variety of saags, masalas, kormas, vindaloos and naan -- for just $10.80.
3) YaYa's Euro Bistro 8310 East Belleview Avenue Fans of bottomless brunches in the southern suburbs know to head directly to YaYa's, an eclectic European-inspired bistro in the Denver Tech Center that offers up "The Brunch" on Sunday mornings. For $24.95, you'll get endless cups of steaming coffee, fresh juice and all the trappings of a classic brunch buffet, including eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast and stacks of pancakes.
2) Zengo 1610 Little Raven Street Zengo, Richard Sandoval's Latin-fusion joint, was the first of his restaurants to attempt the bottomless brunch. As at Tamayo, the lively $35, all-you-can-scarf-down brunch features endless small plates -- here including bacon fried rice with fluffy scrambled eggs and kimchi, salmon Benedict blanketed with a chile hollandaise, Peking duck chilaquiles and churros with a spiced chai whip. The bottomless deal also applies to a variety of your favorite breakfast cocktails. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1) Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet 11385 East Colfax Avenue If true Mexican delicacies are what you seek, you don't need to go south of the border. Instead, head east on Colfax to Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet, our Best Brunch Buffet winner this year -- and a definite departure from your standard weekend brunch territory. This is a carnivore's paradise, with fresh seafood, slow-roasted meats and heaped tacos (including a pig snout taco, which made Lori Midson's 100 favorite dishes list in 2011), as well as a slew of traditional Mexican dishes like smothered enchiladas, posole and menudo. And for such a vast array of offerings, the bill won't break the bank: Guadalajara's brunch is $15.99 per person on the weekends. If you can make it out of your seat, we guarantee you'll leave happy.
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