5 Raging Brunch Restaurants to Hit This Weekend

5 Raging Brunch Restaurants to Hit This Weekend

Sometimes you need your Sunday afternoon to feel more like your Saturday night 

By Marcy de Luna

Who needs humdrum eggs Benedict and toast when you can brunch it up like a Bravolebrity? If you wish life were more like a neverending episode of Vanderpump Rules, say bye to your boring neighborhood cafe and hit these restaurants. Here, the luxe brunch menus, blazing Champagne bottles, neon confetti showers and thumping beats will turn your midday meal into an experience you'll remember (or...not).

Bagatelle, Los Angeles

You'll see no shortage of sparklers, Co2 blasts and famous faces (think Christina Milian and Rob Lowe) on Sunday Funday at Bagatelle. Early risers can feast on French-inspired brunch dishes and sip free-flowing booze to DJ-spun beats, while fashionably late types arrive mid-afternoon as the lights go down, the curtains are drawn and brunch kicks into warp speed. Hold onto your French toast as a full-out dance party ensues. Expect pulsating tunes, gyrating guests popping Champagne bottles, and big spenders springing for pricey bottles of bubbly that arrive blazing, hoisted atop a server's shoulders, as the theme song from “Superman” (because...why not?) blares out of the sound system.

Nikki Beach, Miami

Regular brunch is so passé. Nikki Beach offers everything you’d want in a Sunday soiree brunch: sunbathing in the South Beach sun, more than 30 food stations, cocktails aplenty including the colossal Mojito Bowl (half white rum, half lemon rum) and a blowout party scene that has attracted the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton and Rihanna. The revelry here involves a DJ, dancing on tables, lit bottles of champagne, confetti blasts, LED-lit bottle presentations and cabaret dancers. It also includes themed bottle service delivery from servers dressed as, say, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or a vine-swinging Indiana Jones.

L’Enfant Cafe, Washington D.C.

Weekends should be lazy, and should definitely include sprawling late-morning meals and a parade of mimosas. D.C. French restaurant L’Enfant Cafe makes the dream come alive. Breakfast service goes from first gear to warp-speed as the brunch hour hits. Windows are covered, shielding table-top-dancing guests of all walks from outside stares as Burlesque performers work the room, the confetti rains down and LED-lit bottles of booze and mimosas flow.

Lavo, Las Vegas

Apropos for its Las Vegas location, Lavo Italian bistro takes brunch to an extreme, reaching nightclub levels of debauchery on Saturday afternoons, when several DJ’s take up residence. The hotspot’s infamous “Champagne Party Brunch” includes, yes, lots of Champagne, and regular sightings of guests like Holly Madison and professional poker player Dan Bilzerian. Burn the day to the ground amid neon confetti showers and wild bottle-popping presentations. We can't promise what happens here will stay in Vegas, but we won't tell.

Beaumarchais, New York

Don’t let the sophisticated decor and French-Mediterranean menu fool you. During weekend brunch at Beaumarchais, you can go as nuts as you want. As sparklers and LED lights light up the dark space, take a spin on a tabletop, on your chair, or pretty much anywhere else you like. Not to worry: If you knock over drinks and plates in your path, no one will even notice.

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