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Dec 8, 2011

Best of 2012: Brunch

We asked, you responded. Find the full list of who made the cut in our “Best of” reviews of restaurants, spas, and everything else you need to get through 2012 in next month's issue of UPTOWN.  But here's a sneak peek at some of the winners who get top marks when it comes to our favorite meal of every weekend: brunch.

ATLANTA -Marlow's Tavern (Midtown)

Eclectic crowds feast on heavenly Belgian waffles and omelets made to order, supplemented by delectable corn grits and juicy chicken sausages, not to mention truly bottomless mimosas, making this buffet-style Sunday brunch a consistent winner. 950 West Peachtree St. NW. 404.815.0323. marlowstavern.com

CHARLOTTE - Terrace Cafe

Just the thought of the red velvet waffles or the banana pecan French toast makes our stomachs growl. Their unique take on traditional breakfast keeps Terrace Café in our rotation for good eats. 4625 Piedmont Row Drive. 704.554.6177. terracecafecharlotte.com

CHICAGO - Yolk

This South Loop location successfully experiments with traditional early morning delicacies, taking them to a new level. With a colorful, egg-themed decor, this restaurant truly sticks to its name. Crowd favorites include the eggs Benedict, Blue Bayou Frittata, and their own exclusive, private-labeled premium coffee. 1120 S. Michigan Ave. 312.789.9655. yolk-online.com.

DETROIT - Atlas Global Bistro

Located in the hipster haven of Midtown, Atlas Global Bistro has garnered much buzz around town because of its menu, which features your favorite eats from around the world. One menu must is the Shredded Duck and Goat Cheese omelet. Pair that with a freshly squeezed Grapefruit Mimosa, and your experience turns otherworldly. 3111 Woodward. 313.831.2241. atlasglobalbistro.com

NEW YORK - Kitchenette Uptown

Comfort food and kitschy, southern-esque diner décor in Harlem: what more do you need? This outpost of the original Tribeca eatery crafts fun and tasty plates such as peach pancakes, four-cheese macaroni and salmon croquettes. Harlemites, BK hipsters, downtown nonchalants and hungry tourists can’t all be wrong. 1272 Amsterdam Avenue. 212.531.7600. kitchenetterestaurant.com

PHILADELPHIA - Farmicia

Visionaries Kevin Klause, James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born dreamt of a place where city dwellers could have access to some of the freshest locally grown ingredients. While Farmicia boasts an impressive dinner menu, their brunch off erings take the cake—or should we say pancake? Enjoy brioche French toast with fresh apple cherry compote or Amish cheddar grits and country pork sausage. Even better, spirits are half-price throughout brunch! 15 S. 3rd Street. 215.627.6274. farmiciarestaurant.com

WASHINGTON D.C. - Acadiana

This restaurant brings a taste of the Bayou to the District, with a focus on fresh, tasty seafood. Chef Jeff Tunks elevates lowcountry Louisiana food for his Mardi Gras prix fi xe brunch, which starts with smoked chicken andouille gumbo and ends with beignets. 901 New York Ave. N.W. 202.408.8848. acadianarestaurant.com

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