The Breakers' Circle Brunch Makes OpenTable's 2015 Top 100 Best Restaurants In America List

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by Lyssa Goldberg Dec 04, 2015 06:13 PM

The home of Palm Beach's best brunch experience has been named one of the best restaurants in the nation by OpenTable.

The restaurant reservation and review site released its 2015 list of the 100 best restaurants in America this week, and The Circle at The Breakers Palm Beach fit the bill.

One of three Florida restaurants on the list, The Circle was the only South Florida eatery to earn the distinction. The Circle's Sunday Brunch also made OpenTable's list in 2014. 

The ranking is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from OpenTable users between Nov. 1, 2014 and Oct. 31, 2015. The recognition from OpenTable diners, in particular, makes this an honor for the restaurant, said Nick Velardo, vice president of food and beverage for restaurants at The Breakers.

"It is extremely meaningful to us that customer feedback has given us this accolade," he said. 

A tradition at The Breakers for more than 25 years, the buffet-style Sunday brunch includes a full raw bar with Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp and such; a domestic caviar station; fresh fish, lamb chops and carved meats; and more than 30 desserts from The Breakers' Pastry Shop.

Velardo added that guests love this variety.

"The numerous chef-attended food stations—sauté, pasta, carving, sushi, dessert, and, of course, breakfast—feature items that vary weekly so even our ‘regulars’ always find something new to enjoy," he said.  

As if the food itself were not enough, a harpist strolls from table to table to add to the elegant experience, and it all comes with unbeatable ocean views. The brunch, which takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., runs $105 for adults and $45 for children ages 3 to 11.

So who serves up the best dining experience in the entire nation? That would be St. Francis Winery & Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. 

Sure, we bet their wine and food pairings are nice, but can they beat a Palm Beach-style brunch?

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