I'm obsessed with brunch. It's perfect, it's the best of breakfast and the best part of lunch AND and gives 100 percent clearance to day-drink.  Whenever we can mix donuts and champagne, I'M IN.  Reservation website Open Table conducted a nationwide search for the "100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America" and of course the Jersey Shore made the list!

I've been here many times and I can agree that Open Table was right on point with picking......drum roll please......
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch!  They ranked 80th on the national list which is my only issue, although to be fair I have not personally tried the other 79 restaurants before Rooney's on the list. Rooney's has been around for over 20 years...the food is amazing and of course you can't beat that view!

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Rooney's has a stellar team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Thomas Schoborg.  They make the dining experience something special. Here's the full list of the best brunch spots nationwide...have you been to any of these?

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Open Table created the ranks by collecting diner reviews from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021:
1. a'Bouzy - Houston, TX
2. Ambar Capitol Hill - Washington D.C.
3. Anis Cafe and Bistro - Atlanta, GA
4. Atchafalaya Restaurant - New Orleans, LA
5. The Aviary Restaurant & Bar - Swansea, MA
6. a'Bouzy - Houston, TX
7. Ambar Capitol Hill - Washington D.C.
8. Anis Cafe and Bistro - Atlanta, GA
9. Atchafalaya Restaurant - New Orleans, LA
10. The Aviary Restaurant & Bar - Swansea, MA
11. Baldamar - Roseville, MN
12. The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek - Gahanna, OH
13. Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove - Newport Coast, CA
14. Beetlecat - Atlanta, GA
15. Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe - Stateline, NV
16. The Bistro at LaBelle Winery Amherst - Amherst, NH
17. Bistro L'Hermitage - Woodbridge, VA
18. Bistro Niko - Atlanta, GA
19. Black Bass Hotel - Lumberville, PA
20. Blue Bell Inn - Blue Bell, PA
21. The Boathouse - Lake Buena Vista, FL
22. Brennan's - Multiple Locations
23. Bristol Seafood Grill – Leawood, KS
24. Brix - Napa, CA
25. Buttermilk & Bourbon - Boston, MA
26. Cabra - Chicago, IL
27. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba - Chicago, IL
28. Cafe Monte - Charlotte, NC
29. Canoe - Atlanta, GA
30. Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview - Columbus, OH
31. Cappy's Restaurant - San Antonio, TX
32. Carson's Food & Drink - Lexington, KY
33. Cheever's Cafe - Oklahoma City, OK
34. Chianti Grill - Burnsville, MN
35. The Dandelion - Philadelphia, PA
36. Del Vino Vineyards - Northport, NY
37. Duke's La Jolla - San Diego, CA
38. Eiffel Tower - Las Vegas, NV
39. Eight4Nine - Palm Springs, CA
40. Fabian's Italian Bistro - Fair Oaks, CA
41. Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens - Corona Del Mar, CA
42. Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis, TN
43. The Food Market - Baltimore, MD
44. Foreign Cinema - San Francisco, CA
45. The Front Yard - North Hollywood, CA
46. Good Day Cafe - Golden Valley, MN
47. Grace's - Houston, TX
48. Great Maple - San Diego, CA
49. Green Valley Grill - Greensboro, NC
50. The Hampton Social - Multiple Locations
51. Happy Camper - Denver, CO
52. Haywire - Plano, TX
53. Hazelwood - Bloomington, MN
54. Hell's Kitchen - Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV
55. The Henry - Phoenix, AZ
56. Honey Salt - Las Vegas, NV
57. JOLO Winery & Vineyards - Pilot Mountain, NC
58. La Merise - Denver, CO
59. Lake Elmo Inn - Lake Elmo, MN
60. Latitudes on Sunset Key - Key West, FL
61. Le Diplomate - Washington D.C.
62. Le Yaca - Williamsburg, VA
63. Ledger Restaurant & Bar - Salem, MA
64. Lindey's - Columbus, OH
65. Little Goat - Chicago, IL
66. Lon's at The Hermosa - Paradise Valley, AZ
67. The Love - Philadelphia, PA
68. Madison - San Diego, CA
69. Meson Sabika - Naperville, IL
70. Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas, NV
71. Murphy's - Atlanta, GA
72. OBC Kitchen - Lexington, KY
73. Old Ebbitt Grill - Washington D.C.
74. Ouisie's Table - Houston, TX
75. Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff By the Sea, CA
76. Parc - Philadelphia, PA
77. Perch - Los Angeles, CA
78. Pier W - Cleveland, OH
79. Poor Calvin's - Atlanta, GA
80. Preserved Restaurant - St. Augustine, FL
81. Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar - Huntington, NY
82. Print Works Bistro - Greensboro, NC
83. RH - Multiple Locations
84. The Rooftop by JG - Beverly Hills, CA
85. Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant - Long Branch, NJ
86. Root Down - Denver, CO
87. Seed Kitchen + Bar - Marietta, GA
88. Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar - Elk Grove, CA
89. Simon Pearce Restaurant - Quechee, VT
90. Soby's - Greenville, SC
91. Summer House Santa Monica - Chicago, IL
92. Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville, NC
93. Talula’s Garden - Philadelphia, PA
94. The Tap Room at Dubsdread - Orlando, FL
95. Tavern 4 & 5 - Eden Prairie, MN
96. Terrain Cafe – Glen Mills, PA
97. The Tropicale - Palm Springs, CA
98. Ulele - Tampa, FL
99. Union and Finch - Allentown, PA
100. Vintage - Vail, CO
101. WeHo Bistro - West Hollywood, CA
102. Whiskey Cake - Plano, TX
103. Wine Bar George - A Restaurant & Bar - Orlando, FL
104. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Multiple Locations
105. Zaytinya - Washington D.C.

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