Wake up, NYC! It’s the weekend, so put your best brunch face forward! The standard Eggs Benedict and mimosas aren’t going to cut it today; it’s time to step up your brunch game. We’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s most tasty and most extraordinary brunch spots.
Most are open for outdoor dining, half-indoor dining, takeout, or a combination of the two (see their website for details and make reservations ahead of time)! So, without further ado, here are our picks for the top brunch spots in NYC:
Address: 337 West Broadway
Brunch just became a whole lot more jiggly! In NYC’s SoHo neighborhood, Flipper’s, Japan’s most famous pancake chain. The delicate products have been termed “miracle pancakes” for their moist texture and silky borders formed by the frequent flipping of these fragile cakes on a skillet. So make a reservation at this location now.
Address: 241 West 14th St.
This elite socially separated brunch series is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a VIP guest in a fashionable and eccentric NYC exclusive art club! This indoor Jazz brunch event, hosted by the creators of the Jazz Age Lawn party, combines excellent cuisine and lovely music. A delicious full brunch meal from owner-chef Alan Linn and a full bar will be available for purchase once inside, in addition to the magnificent music by The Dreamland Orchestra.
Address: 426 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn
This French-American fusion restaurant in Brooklyn serves omelets, Croque Monsieur and Madame, fresh-baked croissants, and other high-quality yet straightforward items. The fried mustard chicken with scallion waffles is not to be missed!
Address: 149 Bleecker Street
Nothing beats an endless brunch. So get your friends on board and travel to Wicked Willy’s for a bottomless brunch that includes 2 hours of unlimited brunch beverages.
5. Maman, Greenwich Village
Address: Multiple locations, Maman King in Greenwich Village
Maman, which translates to “mother” in French, is primarily inspired by the two founding partners’ childhood recollections of growing up in the South of France, and the menu is comprised mainly of dishes learned from their mothers. This features a delectable breakfast menu of buttermilk waffles with bananas, eggs ratatouille, and a selection of handcrafted pastries. We recommend paying a visit to Maman King, their newest (and largest) site, which is a stunning greenhouse wonderland!
6. Madam Ji’s, Greenwich Village
Address:154 Bleecker St.
Starting with mac and cheese samosas, this brunch buffet is set to fulfill all of your desires! Go to Madam Ji, a contemporary Indian restaurant in NYC that serves a blend of classic and innovative Indian food for a beautiful endless brunch. You may also receive 60 minutes of unlimited drinks and an entrée per person, with drinks like mango mimosas and Madam Ji’s mimosas (vodka, St-Germain, and muddled berries).
Address: 131a Orchard St
On the Lower East Side, this charming café offers Australian-style “brekkie.” Enjoy delectable meals such as acai bowls. Handmade banana bread, kimchi scrambled eggs, and coffee brewed from their beans!
Address: 2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Brunch at Chocolat in Harlem will satisfy your sweet appetite! You may order their renowned Red Velvet Pancakes (with Emily’s delicious southern fried chicken! ), cinnamon raisin French toast, and savory dishes like shrimp and grits or eggs Benedict. For $20, you can have unlimited mimosas or bellinis.
9. Cafe Mogador, East Village & Williamsburg
Address:01 St Marks Pl # 1 (East Village); 133 Wythe Avenue (Williamsburg)
If you don’t want to wait forever for a seat, arrive on the early side of brunch time. If you have the time, though, it is definitely worth the wait! They have a $20 brunch special that includes one of their four egg benny dishes, fresh orange juice (which is delicious!), and coffee/tea.
Address:50 Carmine Street
At this lovely small restaurant, you won’t find the standard eggs, Benedict. Instead, delicacies like Green Shakshuka, Poached Eggs with Grilled Tomato and Haloumi, Rosewater Waffle, and a side of house-cured duck bacon are on the brunch menu.
Address: 509 Amsterdam Avenue
This southern comfort restaurant not only serves oddly refreshing soft pickle serve (yes, really), but it also serves a killer brunch! The brunch menu is extensive, with almost limitless biscuit sandwich choices ranging from sausage, egg, and cheese to a Southern B.L.T. It’s fantastic. And it’s ideal for getting rid of a hangover.
Address:127 Orchard Street
Russ & Daughters Cafe will have a special place in our hearts for the rest of our lives. This Jewish deli is a New York City institution that consistently delivers. Sturgeon, lox, herring, caviar. Everything is fantastic here. You’ll need to arrive early to snag a seat (no reservations are accepted), but there’s also a to-go location on Houston Street if you can’t wait (which happens to us often, tbh).
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