1. Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs. Spencer's advertises its Sunday Brunch but it's actually a weekend tradition, Saturday or Sunday. The Benedicts are the best selling item. And they deserve to be; they can be relied on to be consistently perfect, whichever of the seven varieties you choose. Even so, the menu is large. Don't miss the soft shell crab when it's in season. 701 W. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs; (760) 327-3446; www.spencersrestaurant.com.
2. Piero's Acqua Pazza, Rancho Mirage
3. Las Casuelas Nuevas, Rancho Mirage
Best of the Rest: Leon's Bar & Grill, Palm Springs; bluEmber Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage; Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs; Norma's at The Parker, Palm Springs; Cheeky's, Palm Springs; Don and Sweet Sue's, Cathedral City; Lakeview, Desert Springs, JW Marriott Resort, Palm Desert