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Brunch might possibly be the greatest thing invented since sliced bread, because it took that bread, turned it into French toast, and served it up around lunchtime. Several restaurants around Southampton honor this great innovation with brunch foods ranging from the unique to the classic. If you’re craving pancakes as noontime approaches, why not have your Long Island limo drive you to a nice brunch spot?


Though the restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizzas, it also contains a breakfast menu with both traditional dishes and sweeter entrees. Guests can pick the three-egg omelet and choose between a range of meats, cheeses, and veggies to complement the taste of organic eggs. If you want something slightly fancier, try the bagel & lox, which combines your choice of bagel with smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, and capers. If you’re craving something sweet, you face a hard choice: Do you pick the pineapple upside down or blueberry buttermilk pancakes?


On weekends, Long Islanders drop by the Southampton Publick House to enjoy the special brunch menu, which includes a choice of a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a beer. For $15, patrons can pair their brunch beverage with dishes such as the L.L. style crabcake and poached egg, or the quiche of the day. If your hunger falls closer to the “lunch” spectrum of brunch, try the steak and eggs; the hearty 8-oz. flatiron steak is sure to satisfy you.


The brunch menu here is simple, but elegant. You can order eggs of any style, and they’ll come with a side of eggs and bacon or sausage, as well as white, whole wheat, or rye bread. If you want something lighter, 75 Main also offers two brunch salads. The marinated portabella and vegetable salad will come topped with balsamic vinaigrette, while the chop salad has gorgonzola topped with chopped nuts and craisins for a sweet accent. One brunch favorite that’s missing on the 75 Main is pancakes. But no matter. Unless you’re a die-hard pancake person, the Belgium waffles with sliced strawberries and whipped cream should suffice.


As the name suggests, the restaurant here will take you back to the 1950s. Vinyl seats and stool counters add to the atmosphere, and as with any good soda shop, the ice cream here is a star.  So after you’ve had your pancakes or omelets, be sure to order a sundae. The restaurant also carries much lower prices than some of the higher-end spots in the area, so the combination of great food, a unique atmosphere, and an affordable menu make it a popular spot with locals.


From the variety of its menu, you can see that Barrister’s takes brunch seriously. Its small plates include a collection of original salads, from Radar’s roasted peach salad to grilled, sweet chili-glazed yellowfin tuna steak. The larger plates include roasted filet of salmon, crispy fried chicken, and traditional eggs Benedict. Choose one of the soups to kick off your meal, or order a goblet of Margarita’s fresh chilled gazpacho. The brunch menu is only available on Sundays, from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m., and wine by the glass is available after 12:30 p.m.


If you want some straightforward food in a comfortable, no-frills restaurant, visit Fellingham’s on a Sunday. While the menu doesn’t rewrite the recipe book for brunch, it’s a good place for a meal in a casual restaurant. Really hungry visitors may want to consider the eggie burger, which tops a burger with a fried egg. Brunch will be served with your choice of Bloody Mary, champagne, or red or white wine.

Since many of the restaurants serve alcoholic beverages, arranging for car service to bring you to and from your brunch is a good idea. If you go with a friend or a group, everyone can enjoy each other’s company without having to concentrate on the road. Plus, you may find yourself wanting to enjoy more than one Bloody Mary. With a driver, you can enjoy your meal fully without having to worry about driving. Give Executive a call for your next brunch outing. We’ll be happy to take you there in safety and style.

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