Circle Brunch - The Breakers
Circle Brunch - The Breakers

Circle Brunch - The Breakers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebreakers.com/restaurants_lounges/sunday_brunch/
  • Phone: 561-659-8488x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Dress: Daytime Resortwear is the customary attire. Please refrain from short shorts, cut-offs, tank tops, t-shirts, torn denim, flip flops, swimwear, and exercise attire.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located at The Breakers oceanfront resort, The Circle’s spectacular Sunday Brunch has been a Palm Beach tradition for over 25 years. Dine amid ocean views and soaring 30-foot frescoed ceilings featuring hand-painted murals depicting Renaissance landscapes.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the delightful sounds of a live harpist.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is provided at the main entrance to The Breakers.
A word from Circle Brunch - The Breakers
The Breakers famous Sunday Brunch has been a special tradition for more than 25 years. The elaborate brunch is served every Sunday in the comfortable elegance of The Circle, amid intricate hand-painted ceilings and splendid ocean views. The magnificent buffet menu features the finest and freshest ingredients and a variety of chef-attended stations to serve freshly prepared specialties that reflect the quality of a fine restaurant. Items include traditional breakfast favorites such as Belgian waffles, Eggs Benedict, cereals, fresh baked breakfast pastries and muffins, breakfast sausages and potatoes, bacon, fresh fruit and a made-to-order omelet station. Sunday Brunch also offers a full raw bar, wide variety of fresh salads, imported cheeses, pâtés, and baked breads.
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Circle Brunch - The Breakers reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (41)special occasion (35)scenic view (23)romantic (13)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • High Price, high class
    BCDaleyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    At over $100/pp for brunch, one would expect an amazing experience. The Breakers' Sunday brunch tries to live up to its price tag, does not achieve that, but comes close. The drive up the building is worth a portion of the price-a spectacular driveway leading up to a stunning ediface which looks like a castle by the sea. The room where the brunch is seated is likewise royal in proportion-huge, high ceilings, elaborate decoration. And the spread of food is breathtaking, with salad and cheese selections, omelet and eggs benedict stations, king crab leg and cracked lobster tails, and carving stations including prime rib and lamb chops. Wide variety, but only average tasting. Add unlimited champagne, Breakers is great, not quite amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    NJjon
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon while visiting the Palm Beaches. The historical architecture of The Breakers takes you back to the Early 20th Century. A variety of food items of fine quality were offered.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    FoodieNYC
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Parents 65th Wedding Anniversary! Great Service and Food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Kath
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    You haven't been to a. real Brunch until you've experienced the Breakers. Extremely personable while treating every guest with the utmost respect. I've been to brunch many times over the last 20 years . Friends say it's pricey however it's worth every penny! I always leave wanting to stay longer ! Or going home and returning the next day! The presentation and food selections leaves every last guest extremely well fed. and happy! Truly a memorable experience every time .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    luvgooddining
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent selection of high-quality foods -- lobster, king-crab, prime rib, lamb chops plus sushi, custom breakfast items and much, much more. Dessert table had just about anything you could want. Outstanding service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Sunday Brunch!
    quality965
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food & service were excellent. They do an amazing job at not seating too many tables at once so there is no "lines" or wait for food. We arrived at 11am & stayed until 2pm. We were celebrating a birthday, & our waiter brought a decorative dessert plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the plate, while a harpist played Happy Birthday. An excellent & surprising touch!! A "must-do" for brunch for any occasion, or "just because."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were happy to see and taste all the varieties of food presented. However the fresh fruits ,grilled veggies were sparse as was the fresh white fish. We got there at 11 30 and it seemed some of the food items were gone and not refilled?? The desserts were not labeled as the main food items. This would have helped. Healthier choices in breads and food prep would have been appreciated. Too much food either fried or in some kind of sauce. Service seemed to favor larger parties. We were not familiar with all that came with the brunch....ie hot drinks.. We did like the harp player. That was a great touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RedheadVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I haven't been to this brunch in 12 yrs and it is still outstanding !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 Stars
    Baruch
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I thought the experience was wonderful. I was particularly impressed with the five star service. The first time my date and I ever had breakfast serenaded by a harp. The price I expected per Open Table was around $50.00 per person when it turned out to cost $100.00 per person. Sticker Shock. Perhaps your data here could be corrected. Byron Petersen
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    Kooky
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I remember a very different experience. I've been there several times for brunch and recall an "over the top" display of food. What happened?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delightful!
    GeeskiVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch in The Circle is always special! We always look forward to our time enjoying the beautiful and plentiful Sunday Brunch. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Presentation
    JohnnyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food and presentation was amazing but the service was not up to par. SEveral times throughout the brunch we had plates stacked at our table with wait staff walking by not picking them up. In 2 cases the waiter actually came by and replaced the utensils but left the used plates on the table and did not come back. We had to ask other servers to take the used plates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch - Fathers Day
    KarenS812
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This brunch was just outstanding. 10+++++ It was the best brunch we have ever had And we have had any a brunch in our day. From the moment we walked through the doors. It was superior. The setting the server, the ambience. Just fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect Father's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have dined at the breakers brunch several times for special occasions. It's always perfect and very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    Bebeflorida
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been there several times and it never disappoints. It’s expensive, but well worth it. The setting is stunning, the variety and quality of food is superb and the service professional and friendly. You have to take your time to enjoy the whole experience. As far as my knowledge goes, there is no other place in South Florida that offers a better brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    RickandMisty
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Fantastic selection and quality. Dessert section was amazing. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the Best!!!!!
    bocaeve
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is the second time we have been to this brunch and I have to say it is phenominal!!! Be prepared to be there for at least 3 hours and enjoy unlimited caviar, lobster, king crab legs. It is expensive but worth it for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enchanting
    Enchanted
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The Breakers always exceeds our expectations. The brunch is exceptional, each dish is beautifully arranged at the food stations. Thank you for your service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Disappointed34
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    For $95 a person this was not worth it at all. The food really wasn't that great. It tasted average at best. The only thing that was good was the dessert but for $95 one would be better to save their money and go to a better restaurant. This was a disappointment. Nice to see the hotel but not worth the price, not even close.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MICHAELVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    SIMPLEY STATED YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR..... THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth every penny
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was a Mother's Day celebration brunch and for us it was a real treat. While pricey, for the variety, amount and freshness of the food and the courteous staff it was truly worth it. I would definitely go back for Sunday brunch. I would also recommend leaving a couple hours open afterwards for a nap.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Mike
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It is a great hotel, having a great location, with elegance. The buffet is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Circle Brunch - The Breakers reviews archive.
  • Disapointed with buffet
    Asturias
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Cold and over cooked eggs benedict, under cooked and cold roastbeef no choice of preference, no hot sauteed dishes, steal sushi rolls, no sashimi at 1pm. No crepes suzettes ( used to be a standard ) Unpleasant smelly stone crabs. Unfriendly Icecream server.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    Foodiezzzzz
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Finding the ultimate brunch on vacation is always on our to do list. Therefore we were excited to finally try the Breakers famous array. Due to comparison, this one fell sort. The focus on seafood and dessert was appreciated, minus the respective presentation. The entree items albeit tasty lacked creatity, ( eggs Benedict an embarrassment), as did the remainder of the buffet. We hoped for a greater offering of fruits, vegetables, salads and cheeses. The circle brunch gives the diner an ultimate experience if you care more about where you are , shame on them!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!
    NJgirl
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I visited my father in Palm Beach area and wanted to have a special and elegant brunch. The Breakers did not disappoint! The setting is very elegant and bright and tables were not too close so you could enjoy your own party. Food was excellent, we especially enjoyed the seafood and the desserts were fabulous. I have not had such good service for a long time. The harpist was a nice touch. We will definitely go back. Pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always desires more
    Happynosher13
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Sunday brunch was fabulous.we were seated at the table we requested(13) or service team (Brian & Adam) worked to excess or expectations. The dining room manager (Prince) was conscious of everything happening in the room he took time to speak to the guests to ensure all of their need were met.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!!!
    God0fFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I've been in this industry for while now, but no place can't even compare to The Circle Brunch. I know what it's mean to have the right service staff & also the crème de la crème. The buffet was like heaven, everything I ever wanted from a buffet was there. I don't even like buffet, but breakers making me having second thought. From the season key west stone crabs to white sturgeon caviar.. Individual lamb chop, yet dessert was even more incredible. Thank you Mauricio, Prince, Lockdown, Zara, Yvette, and Carlos. The staffs were so professional. Attentive, perfect word to describe my experience INCREDIDBLE... I'll be there every sounds as long I'm in Florida. And Mauricio made it that much more special. Thank you for been so genuine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a 1:30 reservation
    tequila
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a 1:30 reservation and I know it's close to the 2:00 cutoff time, but I think they stop making certain foods to early. There were people just sitting down at 1:45 and I noticed there were some foods that were not available to them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Rhon
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I had a special birthday that I wanted to celebrate there. It was perfect as usual. Food and atmosphere is the best. Looking out on the ocean eatting and listening to a harp player. What better way to celebrate. Champagne and caviar, my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    PollardOBrain
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Something everyone should experience at least once.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Cynthia
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Th Circle Dining Room is beautiful as always, and the food very good, lobster Tails wonderful, petite lamb chops excellent, desserts fabulous. I do think that they should add clams and oysters!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Lally11
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Excellent brunch. Wide choice of culinary delights. Great service too. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Yay, Service Nay
    mmhinFL
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The setting and food are top notch. The service NOT. The lobster, shrimp and caviar were wonderful and served icy cold, as they should be. The prime rib, should have been hotter, but was delicious as well. The dessert buffet was a chocolate lover's heaven. One better than the other. But the service was so disappointing. Our waitress was very attentive for 10 minutes, then all but disappeared. We had to ask twice for water. The dirty buffet dishes stacked up on our table four deep, and we could find no one to take them away. We had to search for someone to bring us coffee, then she brought only 1 cup. For $95 a person, the service should have been as good as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch at the Breakers
    KSTW
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Truly the most fabulous brunch I've been to in years. I think just sitting in the Circle room is worth 25% of the cost. If you don't care for seafood, caviar, or sushi there are still options but I might not pay the price. The dessert bar was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful famille experience
    Cricri
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We enjoyed a lot the large choice of seafood, meats, salads, etc. Everything looked good and tasted good as well.We appreciated the ambience of the dining room and the super service we had from every member of your staff. Children are welcome and they received a great attention. Sharing this brunch with family or friends is a wonderful experience. After the meal, it is really pleasant to browse in the boutiques and the Gardens of the Hotel. It is a plus. We will surely come back on our next visit in the Palm Beach area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Courtoisie impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    De la réception au départ,la gentillesse est transcendante. Merci pour toutes Ces attentions. La qualité est au rendez-vous et en fait une expérience inoubliable. L'exclusivité du caviar rend votre brunch un endroit à fréquenter régulièrement,de même que le corvino ,ce poisson Exceptionnel. C'était notre deuxième visite en un mois,et ce ne sera pas la dernière ...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Breakers Sunday brunch
    spike
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Brunch is excellent if you enjoy champagne, bloody marys etc. because they are included in the price and there is no limit to how much you drink. But if you do not drink alcohol then breakfast in the Circle Room any day of the week (Sunday until 10:00am), even though the choice is not as extensive as at brunch, is an excellent option and much cheaper.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't understand all the hype.
    DCMattyVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Expensive and that wasn't an issue for me at all. I have spent more at other well known restaurants like The Inn At Little Washington, Volt etc. and thought they were worth every penny. Well stocked with items but the food was fair at best. There wasn't a single item that I couldn't find on a cruise ship buffet. The service station was set up right next to our table so we got a constant view of bussers and servers rushing everywhere. Then the guy who was wearing shorts a t-shirt and flip flops. Maybe in Palm Beach this is resort casual. Maybe they should enforce a dress code of some kind. After spending over $500 for a party of 4 I wish I would have just taken my parents to the grounds walked around.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant
    ToMaVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Expensive, but worth it. Ambiance wonderful. Very nicely displayed. Staff attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fit for a King
    sundancer
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It's always been fantastic to enjoy the Champagne Brunch especially for a special occasion or when out of town friends visit. It is an event and we are never rushed and catered to like a king and queen. We have never been disappointed. Our waiter Tabira was outstanding and always there if we wanted something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.