In the last few months, Denver's brunch scene got a boost in offerings with new and not-quite-new restaurants starting brunch service. There are four that diners should not miss and reservations are recommended for all of them.
The LoDo kitchen helmed by chef Max MacKissock started serving brunch late April. Brunch service happens on Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu is split into five sections: Snacks to share at the table, Eggs & Stuff, including sweet and savory breakfast-inspired treats, Salads & Sandwiches, more fitting for mid-morning and lunch, Sides, that serve as good additions to other menu items, and Caffeine, a short and self-explanatory section. The Benedict, Cobb Salad, and side of grits are not to be missed. Reservations can be made at 303.623.2665
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The Uptown restaurant led by chef Paul Reilly launched brunch mid-April, several weeks after it opened its doors . Brunch is served Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant expects to expand brunch to Tuesday through Sunday in a few weeks. Highlights on the menu include an outstanding spanish garlic soup, sweet potato waffles with apple compote and pistachio praline, and the ploughman's lunch, complete with clothbound cheddar, onion jam, and brown bread. Reservations can be made at 303.623.3223.
For brunch lovers who don't care to wait for the weekend, chef Matt Selby serves brunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Jefferson Park restaurant offers many options but guests should be sure to try the breakfast burrito, made with green chili, potato, sausage and scrambled eggs and the short rib chiliquiles, served with poached egg and avocado lime crema. Call 720.287.1895 for reservations.
The Boulder restaurant opened in 2001 and located at 1837 Pearl Street has finally started to serve brunch. As of April 27, Mateo opens its doors on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch service. Guests can enjoy a variety of brunch favorites like eggs Florentine, buckwheat pancakes, or steak and eggs, but should not miss the
Mateo Sunshine Burger, made out of sirloin meat. The burger comes with jalapeno, fried egg, herb aioli,and a small salad; gruyere, cheddar, blue cheese can be added on request. Reservations can be made at 303.443.7766.