Yesterday OpenTable released our list of the 100 Best Brunches in America, based on over 5 million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants from verified OpenTable diners. This week we’ll be spotlighting a few of the restaurants that were recognized on Open for Business to learn more about what makes a successful brunch.
Brunch at New York City’s Balthazar is an experience: light pouring into the room from Spring Street, classical music in the background, and a lively but tranquil Parisian bistro setting. It’s impossibly chic.
At Founding Farmers — the farmer-owned concept with locations in Washington D.C., Montgomery County, MD, and Tysons, VA — brunch is a family-friendly, all-American event focused on quality ingredients, sustainability, and community. The menu is full of familiar favorites and comfort foods.
Although the restaurants are different, they share one important characteristic: an incredibly popular, high-volume brunch that’s become a staple of their brands. Here, we talk to Erin Wendt, General Manager at Balthazar, and Meaghan O’Shea, Marketing Director at Founding Farmers, to learn their top tips for creating a brunch experience guests will come back for again and again.