Top 12 Brunch Buffet Spots In Connecticut, USA - Updated 2024

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In the past few years, ‘brunch’, a late breakfast combined with an early lunch, has steadily made its way to the top of the American love affair. Originally, brunch began as a 'friends only’ affair. But with changes in lifestyle and eating habits, it has now extended to almost every form of get-together and even made its way to an experiential meal, to be enjoyed in the company of family, friends, or co-workers. American towns all over are scrambling to keep up with this phenomenon. Restaurants and cafes are introducing flexible brunch menus with singular pairings like Benedicts and Bloody Marys. In the midst of this craze, Connecticut has emerged as one of the primary contenders for brunch hotspots in the country. Boutique restaurants at New Haven, Milford, and South Windsor are looking to take on NYC and LA’s restaurants. Planning a vacation in Connecticut soon? For accommodation, you will find amazing spa resorts for a little indulgence. For a more cozy experience, you can also choose an Airbnb vacation rental and ensure the ultimate getaway. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about the top brunch buffet spots in Connecticut, USA.

1. The Library Wine Bar and Bistro

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Library Wine Bar and Bistro has earned a stellar reputation as one of the finest Sunday brunch buffet restaurants in Connecticut. It invites diners to indulge in an ever-evolving menu that seamlessly fuses breakfast and lunch items. With weekly rotations, patrons can savor a diverse array of dishes as well as brunch cocktails.

The highlight of this brunch extravaganza is the live cooking stations. An omelet station allows guests to customize their eggs to perfection, while the carving station features succulent roasts. Dessert lovers are also in for a treat with a wide variety of sweet confections. Priced around 30 USD per person, the restaurant’s Sunday brunch is perfect for those seeking a delectable and dynamic dining adventure in Connecticut.

The Library Wine Bar and Bistro

Address: 60 N. Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492

Website: The Library Wine Bar and Bistro

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri- Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun Brunch Buffet: 10am- 3pm (closed on Mon)

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2. Todd English's Tuscany

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

1, 2, tiramisu... 3, 4, let's eat more! | Todd English's Tuscany

Posted by Mohegan Sun on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Todd English’s Tuscany offers a weekend brunch that truly stands out. Available every Saturday and Sunday, their brunch buffet boasts an array of delights, including eggs benedict, fluffy scrambled eggs, a tantalizing omelet station, and more! What sets it apart is the carving station, a selection of salads, and diverse entrées. To elevate the experience, specially priced champagne and mimosas are on hand.

With its culinary variety and rustic dining room, this restaurant creates an unbeatable weekend brunch. Note that guests are encouraged to book reservations as the place can get really packed.

Todd English's Tuscany

Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382

Website: Todd English’s Tuscany

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm; Sat & Sun (Brunch): 10am - 2:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun - Thurs: 5pm - 10pm

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3. The Mill on the River

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Set in the charming historic location of Podunk Mill, The Mill on the River is one of the most happening brunch buffet spots in South Windsor, Connecticut. Although its moody date nights are the talk of the town, the restaurant is making steady headway into another competitive time slot - Sunday brunches. Between 11am and 2pm every Sunday, The Mill On The River organizes exquisite brunch parties featuring a range of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a heady selection of the finest wines. If you are looking for a quaint place to host a buffet brunch in Connecticut, The Mill On The River should top your list. Try their bruschettas and grilled lamb chops.

The Mill on the River

Address: 989 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074, United States

Website: The Mill on the River

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8:30pm

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4. Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet

Posted by The Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet Facility on Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Located right off the beaten path, Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet is more than a place to eat; it is a brunch destination. Sunday brunches take place in the porch room between 10am to 2pm and are an elaborate affair. For an all-inclusive 25 USD per person, you can take your pick of one complimentary mimosa, champagne, juice or Bloody Mary, and all-you-can-eat from the carving and omelet stations, bacon, sausage, pasta, pastries, and desserts. Come for the brunch, stay for dinner!

Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet

Address: 297 S Main St, East Windsor, CT 06088, United States

Website: Nutmeg Restaurant and Banquet

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm (closed on Mon)

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5. Dakota Steakhouse

Do you have weekend plans? Join us for brunch Saturday’s 10am-2pm and Sunday’s 9am-2pm!

Posted by Dakota of Rocky Hill on Saturday, 18 January 2020

Voted the Best Brunch in Hartford every year since 2007, Dakota Steakhouse is more of a local treasure. For a mere 26 USD, you can sample a bouquet of homemade Belgian waffles (with a topping of your choice), smoked seafood, carving station with various meats on display, bagels, breakfast pastries, assorted entrées, cheeses and cold cuts, cakes, pies, flatbreads, and a full salad bar! Served every Saturday and Sunday, these treats make this restaurant one of the best places to visit.

Dakota Steakhouse

Address: 1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, United States

Website: Dakota Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm, 4pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 9am - 2pm, 4pm - 9pm

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6. Elaine's

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT ONLY ! 11am to 7:30pm. 860-257-4191

Posted by Elaine's Bar and Grill on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Looking for a Sunday brunch spot with the ladies? With fresh Italian, Mediterranean and classic American dishes, Elaine’s offers some of the choicest vegan and gluten-free options in the country. The Sunday brunch is very popular with locals and features an all-inclusive buffet platter for only 18 USD. Choose from Eggs Benedict, carving and dessert stations, waffle stations and made-to-order omelets and a bouquet of fresh fruit. Brunch timings are between 10:30am and 2pm.


Address: 1841 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT 06109, United States

Website: Elaine’s

Opening hours: 4pm - 8:30pm (daily)

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7. Hub and Spoke

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Alice Wiegand used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Famed for American tapas and craft beer, Hub and Spoke serves the best brunch on Connecticut’s Fairfield Avenue. It is steadily making its name as one of the top brunch buffet hotspots in the country. Lou Montanari, owner and chef says that they smoke their own meat, and make their own sausage from scratch. No wonder, the boutique restaurant’s buffet also carries a distinctive taste. Sunday brunch seating starts at 11am and then again at 1pm and features an all-you-can-eat buffet for 38 USD per person. Choose between two carving stations, fresh-baked pastry table, waffle station, raw bar, complimentary mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.

Hub and Spoke

Address: 3001 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605, United States

Website: Hub and Spoke

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 11pm

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8. Seasons Restaurant & Tap Room

Planning to join us for Thanksgiving Brunch? Time to make your reservation! (860)269-0240.

Posted by Seasons Restaurant on Friday, 15 November 2019

Overlooking the Talcott Mountain stream, Seasons Restaurant & Tap Room is surrounded by nature’s panorama. Its decor consists of works of art by local artisans. Both nature and the art are a fitting complement to the delicious menu, which is a true masterpiece. Walk-in on a Sunday between 10am and 2pm for only 36 USD and let your taste buds explore brunch art. A meat carving station featuring prime ribs, lox platter, shrimp cocktail, eggs Benedict, waffles and more, this edible art will take your breath away.

Seasons Restaurant & Tap Room

Address: 279 Avon Mountain Rd, Avon, CT 06001, United States

Website: Seasons Restaurant & Tap Room

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6:30am - 2pm, 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 6:30am - 10pm; Sat: 7am - 10pm; Sun: 7am - 9am, 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm

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9. La Luna Ristorante

Call to place your Easter take out orders! We are offering family platters of Easter dishes and our Italian classics!...

Posted by La Luna Ristorante on Monday, 6 April 2020

In the mood for some Tuscan sun on your palate? Let authentic Italian cuisine flirt with your tongue at La Luna Ristorante, Branford. Featuring the largest Sunday brunch on the Shoreline, there are special brunches on Easter, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Brunch seating starts at 10am and continues till 2pm. For just 26 USD per person, enjoy a curated selection of antipasto, salad, shrimp cocktail, carving station specialities, tiramisu, Easter pies and more.

La Luna Ristorante

Address: 168 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405, United States

Website: La Luna Ristorante

Opening hours: Mon, Thu, Fri: 11:30am - 1am; Tue: 11:30am - 9pm; Wed: 11:30am - 12am; Sat: 11:30am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 1am

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10. John Davenport's Restaurant

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Want to have brunch with a view? John Davenport’s Restaurant is a cozy little restaurant and bar overlooking Yale, the harbor and dark green hills. Sunday brunch is served between 10am and 2pm. In addition to the regular carving station and breakfast plates, there is roast meats, assorted pastry, and desserts. Apart from their delicious food, come for the drinks and the view.

John Davenport's Restaurant

Address: 155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510, United States

Website: John Davenport’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm

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11. Log House

Posted by Log House Restaurant on Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nothing beats the warmth and big portions of a hearty family restaurant. Enter Log House, serving king-size American meals since 1973. Located at Barkhamsted, this restaurant has it all, friendly servers, family meals and homey atmosphere. No wonder, their buffets are so precious. Sunday morning buffets start at 8am and continue till 1pm. Choose from a variety of sandwiches, eggs, waffles, steaks, pancakes and more. And remember to bring friends and family.

Log House

Address: 110 New Hartford Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, United States

Website: Log House

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 9pm; Sun: 7am - 8:15pm

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12. Water's Edge Resort & Spa

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When it comes to brunch, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is giving diners and restaurants a stiff competition. One such opponent is the Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, located in Westbrook. Originally known as a lavish beach-front resort with a luxurious spa, Water’s Edge has quickly etched itself as a weekend brunch spot where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Long Island Sound over lobster rolls and filet mignon. Brunch takes place every Sunday between 9am and 3pm, reservations recommended.

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Address: 1525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498, United States

Website: Water’s Edge Resort & Spa

Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)

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Ready for a brunch buffet in Connecticut?

These are the top brunch places in Connecticut serving a variety of cuisines. As you can see, there are no rules as to what may or may not be served in a brunch menu. From traditional breakfast favorites like pancakes and sandwiches to canapés, big plates, and wines, one is only limited by imagination. This makes brunch a fertile field for the chef and connoisseur alike and makes every brunch tasting, a surprise for the senses. Book a brunch buffet today and get ready for a gastronomic adventure.

There are also a number of incredible kosher restaurants ready to serve those with dietary restrictions. And those who’d like more variety can also try Indian restaurants.

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