In this go-fast world, brunch is an oasis of relaxation. It’s a time to shuffle off workaday cares and gather with friends or family over an irresistible array of sweet and savory dishes. It’s a way to toast the weekend, a special event, or simply a day together with friends and family. And good restaurants know this special repast deserves its own à la carte menu. In the following list, you’ll find elegant and casual settings, plus familiar and unusual dishes. Indulge in brunch, and go forth fortified for the week ahead.