Indulge in bubbles and culinary delights with the help of some of the fanciest brunch destinations in all of Scottsdale. From opulent bites from the south of France to menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs, the following are the top fanciest brunches in Scottsdale.
Under the direction of James Beard Award-winning Chef Scott Conant, The Americano offers some of the most delectable Italian-inspired bites in the Valley. Lucky for us, the steakhouse now offers a brunch on Sundays, laced with glamour, innovative eats and specialty cocktails. The new Scottsdale brunch menu items include the Chamomile Honey Bun with crème fraîche orange blossom whip; Potato Frico with chive-infused crème fraîche, pickled shallots, smoked salmon and salmon roe; a seafood tower with shrimp, oysters and caviar; and sweet huckleberry-topped ricotta pancakes. In addition to these new plates is an inventive drink lineup, with large-format mimosas and cocktails like the Vampiro Americano, a house-made Bloody Mary with spicy pickle and crispy pancetta. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Saturdays expected to join in later in the fall. To learn more about brunch at The Americano, visit theamericanorestaurant.com.
A gem located inside Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, elements serves up a farm-fresh brunch that is only available on the weekends from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by Chef de Cuisine Samantha Sanz, the Scottsdale brunch offerings change with the season but currently feature opulent bites like the lobster roll, with brioche, celery, dill and lemon aioli; the Huevos Rancheros with fiery black beans, queso fresco, corn tortillas, fried eggs, smoky guajillo and salsa; or, for those with a sweet tooth, we highly recommend the Caramel Apple Monkey Bread with pecans, Granny Smith apple and a caramel glaze. Each dish can be prepared to be vegan and gluten-friendly and utilizes only sustainably and locally sourced ingredients. To learn more about brunch at elements, visit gurneysresorts.com/scottsdale.
Maple & Ash
With two Michelin-star Chef Danny Grant at the helm, it should come as no surprise that Maple & Ash at the Scottsdale Waterfront is one of the most luxurious places to grab brunch. The restaurant offers its midday bites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, with a to-die-for fare lineup featuring the Alaskan King Crab Benedict, with avocado, poached eggs, crispy garlic, arugula and hollandaise; Prosciutto & Egg Tartine with arugula, mornay sauce, black truffle and brioche; or decadent French toast, a staple with lemon mascarpone, berries and maple syrup. In addition to mains, the menu features an a la carte option, with all the seafood your heart desires. A cocktail is practically mandatory at Maple & Ash, with various signature sips available like the Hungover AF with JAJA Tequila, kumquat, grapefruit, coconut and lemon or, for large groups, try one of the large-format punch bowls, serving four to 10 people. To learn more about brunch at Maple & Ash, visit mapleandash.com.
A trip to Europe is not that far away with French bistro Francine, located in Scottsdale. The luxury dining destination exudes charm from the south of France with a Mediterranean twist, offering brunch bites on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. The menu provides indulgent plates like the French toast, with orange and almond brioche and maple butter; the ahi tuna tartar with avocado, chili, ginger and shallots; or the Croque Madame with egg, ham, gruyere, sourdough and béchamel. The fan-favorite espresso martini is a must if you visit Francine, shaken with Ketel One Vodka, coffee liquor, honey and Press Twitch Espresso. If you don’t fancy the caffeine, opt for the mimosa with sparkling wine and freshly squeezed orange juice. To learn more about brunch at Francine, visit francinerestaurant.com.
The time-honored local landmark, El Chorro, is must to visit if you are looking for an elevated Scottsdale brunch with a scenic view. The location is beautiful enough to require a visit, but the opulent brunch and sips will have guests returning. Each main brunch dish at El Chorro comes equipped with complimentary El Chorro sticky buns and an assortment of croissants and scones for the table. Entrees include Trout Almondine, with lemon brown butter, almonds, green beans and lemon oil-poached potatoes; Best of Both Worlds Egg Benedict, with two signature benedicts of your choice; or French toast with locally-crafted Noble Bread. To complement each plate is a glass of bubbles with a splash of orange juice. If you are dining with your little ones, a kid’s menu is also available with a curated selection of dishes like white cheddar mac and cheese, French toast and chicken tenders. Brunch at El Chorro is served Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more about brunch at El Chorro, visit elchorro.com.