02/15/2013 05:34 pm ET

The Hart And The Hunter Brunch: What To Order (PHOTOS)

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By Joshua Lurie

It’s not exactly like The Hart + The Hunter chef-owners Brian Dunsmoor + Kris Tominaga were tentative out of the gate. Hell, their opening dinner menu at West Hollywood’s Palihotel included a dish of hanger steak and snails. Still, each month brings new dishes, and even though the talented duo dialed back weekday breakfast, deferring to eggslut, they’ve ramped up Sunday brunch, allowing them to expand on their Cal-Southern repertoire.

The space, which previously housed a youth hostel, is a natural for brunch. The airy setting includes walls lined with aqua tiles, banquette seating, a central communal table and a clear view of Dunsmoor and Tominaga, who stand at a counter and serve as the last line of defense between the kitchen and the dining room. Christopher “Nicely” Abel Alameda, a talented barista who previously worked for Handsome Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, helms the coffee program, which is undoubtedly among the best in L.A. restaurants.

Check out the slideshow to see what Lurie recommends for brunch. Story continues below.

What To Order At Hart & The Hunter

The Hart + The Hunter crew continues to endear themselves to the neighborhood due to their deft comfort food, homey setting and high value, which was all evident at Sunday brunch.

Joshua Lurie is the founder of Food GPS, a guide to Lurie's favorite restaurants. To read more Food GPS stories, click here.