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Brunch Dining & Restaurants in Connecticut

Sunday Hunt Breakfast 500x250 - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Brunch in this beautiful historic inn features thoroughly modern array of delights

An impressive brunch in an impressive inn: That’s the famous Hunt Breakfast, served Sundays at the remarkable Griswold Inn. This sumptuous buffet offers an array of breakfast and lunch entrees, including made-to-order Belgian waffles, fresh salads and desserts. And, there’s live music. Called the most famous brunch in Connecticut by The New York Times, the tradition for this bountiful spread began when the British commandeered the inn during the War of 1812. The charms of days gone by are evident throughout the inn, which opened in 1776, from its collection of maritime art to its wood floors and beams. (Check the inn’s website for changes and updates and the inn navigates new health and safety guidelines.)
Outdoor Dining Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Old Saybrook Connecticut
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

Bountiful brunch by the water is on the menu at this elegant resort

Doesn’t brunch by the water sound delightful? At Saybrook Point Resort & Marina’s Fresh Salt restaurant, the Sunday Prix-Fixe Brunch menu is as perfect as the diners’ view of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. Menus reflect the seasons and fresh, seasonal local ingredients. You might start, for example, with black bean and Kahlua chili, then try Caprese-Style Eggs Benedict or a New England Seafood Sampler. Or, go for the Shrimp Scampi, Southwestern Fried Chicken and Waffles or Butternut Squash Ravioli. Save room for the house-made dessert sampler! Fresh Salt has an extensive wine list and is known for its staff’s dedicated service. Information on the resort’s Stay Safe at Saybrook program may be found on the website.