What’s better than a bloody mary and sunny-side-up brunch? From classic dishes like French toast and eggs Benedict to inventive burgers and fresh green juices, there’s a reason why brunch is everyone’s favorite weekend tradition. Here are 13 of our go-to brunch spots in NYC.
A coastal Italian restaurant from the team behind Carbone, Santina serves up most of its regular Italian seafood-focused menu for brunch — think Tuscan chickpea pancakes, fresh pastas and grilled fish — and adds a few spectacular egg dishes.
Lure Fishbar offers classic seafood-focused brunch dishes — lobster frittata, avocado and smoked salmon toast, crab omelette and more — plus French toast and pancakes, a full raw bar and a wide selection of sushi.
At Dante, an old-school classics are made modern with new takes on brunch staples — including pumpernickel French toast and almond milk pancakes — plus delicious drinks made with freshly squeezed juice to wash them all down.
Photo provided by The Lucky Bee. Photo by Filip Wolak.
The Lucky Bee offers a dynamic, all-day menu of Southeast Asian street food on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as special mimosas and honey-sweetened cocktails that raise money for the New York City Beekeepers Association.
King Bee pays homage to Louisiana country cooking and its French and Canadian roots with creative, locally sourced Acadian — or Canadian-Cajun — brunch dishes, including eggs with cod and fennel hollandaise, buckwheat gallettes (large savory crepes filled with egg and mushroom, ham or pumpkin) and bruleed bread pudding with foie gras, Quebec cheddar and quince.
Landmarc offers every classic French-inspired dish guests could dream of for brunch, including oatmeal, yogurt, bagels with smoked salmon and eggs prepared in a myriad of ways — Benedict, Florentine, Norwegian, Poached and omelette — to wash down with a Bloody Mary, mimosa or bellini.
White Street offers seasonally inspired contemporary American dishes, including homemade granola with greek yogurt, poached eggs with pastrami smoked salmon and pancakes with pear compote, as well as Bloody Marys, fresh pastries and a special kid-friendly brunch menu.
Photo provided by Freemans. Photo by Daniel Krieger.
Freemans specializes in simple American cuisine inspired by Old World traditions, including buttermilk pancakes with apple compote, baked skillet eggs shakshuka with spinach and feta cheese and a grilled cheddar sandwich with watercress and Old Bay-spiced potato chips.
Comodo offers unique and refined Pan-Latin plates drawn from Mexican, Spanish and South American recipes, such as duck confit chilaquiles (tortilla chips topped with duck confit, cotija cheese and a fried egg), avocado and toasted arepas (hominy cakes topped with almonds, avocado and balsamic glaze) and a brunch bowl with quinoa, egg, avocado, bean puree and farofa (a toasted yuca flour mixture) with toasted cumin dressing.