01/11/2013 06:56 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2013

America's Best Hotel Brunches (PHOTOS)

A meal that has been adopted by countries the world over, Sunday brunch was dreamed up in the late 1800s by a British writer who thought that the noonday feast would be a welcome treat -- and much-needed hangover cure -- for "Saturday-night carousers." But no matter the origin, brunch has come to be a weekly staple -- and the silver lining to a day often overshadowed by the start of a new work week looming in the future. So whether it's buffet-style, booze-focused (bottomless Bloody Marys, anyone?), or family-oriented, brunch can put a smile on just about anyone's face.

We've chowed down at plenty of happiness-inducing brunches across the U.S. and have come up with a list of our favorite spots to grub on Sunday.

-- Jane Reynolds,

Red, White And Brunch

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