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It's a known fact: Pittsburgh does brunch well. Here are a few suggestions to get you started in the right direction.
Weekends in Pittsburgh are generally a laid-back affair, filled with sports and food. However, brunch is almost a celebrated holiday in Pittsburgh and you have a serious selection to choose from. Whether you and your friends enjoy themed menus, boozy concoctions, or classic eggs and bacon, Pittsburgh has a brunch spot for you. Here are a few brunch options for a special celebration, or to celebrate making it though the weekend.
If you want an authentic French brunch experience complete with champagne, macarons, and croissants, then take your gang straight to Paris 66 in East Liberty. The menu offers a complete range of breakfast food and even has Gaby et Jules famous French pastries. The quaint interior along with the delicious food will make you forget that you are on this side of the pond.
Bloody Mary's are an important part of Sunday Brunch and Luke Wholey's doesn't mess around. You can choose from a list of a la carte toppings to add to your drink including a whole soft shell crab. Pittsburghers know that you can always trust Wholey's to have the best seafood in town. There's nothing better to go along with your Bloody Mary than a fresh lobster roll.
The Speckled Egg is an all-day brunch spot located on the first floor of the Union Trust Building. Their menu options include omelets, toasts, sandwiches and salads – just to name a few. Not only do they offer delicious breakfast and lunch options, but they have a full cocktail menu available any time of the day!
Did someone say Oyster Bar? Yes, please! Muddy Waters Oyster Bar in East Liberty offers fresh shellfish and delicious Cajun food. Their menu boasts Po Boys', gumbo, alligator bits, French Quarter beignets and more! Plus, I've heard bourbon, beer and Champaign flow like the three rivers here.
Bartram House Bakery is not your typical bakery. The cozy little spot has a full-service breakfast menu, too. Bartram House has something for everyone whether you're in the mood for homemade sweets like pastries and cakes, or a classic eggs benedict with home fries.
If you can't get enough of breakfast fixings, then grab some crepes at Caffe Mona La Bistro. There are so many options to pile on your crepe that it makes it hard to decide whether to go sweet or savory. And if you really can't choose, then there's a three-course brunch special.
The Grand Concourse Sunday brunch is a Pittsburgh classic. The old train concourse has an extraordinary interior that makes this one of the fanciest brunches in town. The classic buffet-style brunch has options ranging from classic breakfast foods, prime rib and seafood, to homemade donuts and pastries. If dining in style is your group's thing, then make sure to make your reservation ahead of time.