Ris: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Photo by Scott Suchman
Photo by Scott Suchman

Bottomless mimosas and Benedicts are standard fare at many a brunch spot, but this quietly elegant dining room takes them to the next level. Mimosas—$18 for an endless supply—come in unusual flavors like cucumber-melon and bracing elderflower-peach and are so refreshing it’s easy to get your money’s worth. The kitchen gets poached eggs right, and you can pierce their runny yolks atop Benedicts with house-smoked salmon, traditional ham, or a jumbo-lump crabcake dolloped with orange-scented hollandaise. Other midday pleasures span the globe and include crunchy, pepita crusted chiles rellenos, Scandinavian-inspired pickled herring with apple-horseradish cream, and warm buttermilk biscuits. Sunday 10 to 3.

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