NYC Brunch

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So how does this work?

We pick our top choices based on the quality of the food, service, and consistency over time.

We’ll start off by giving you the best options for each type of brunch below and then follow that with overall brunch rankings.

Top Brunches By Category

#1 BRUNCH

Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Organic vegan comfort food, along with cocktails & mocktails in an intimate West Village setting.

#1 VEGAN BRUNCH

Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Organic vegan comfort food, along with cocktails & mocktails in an intimate West Village setting.

#1 EARLY MORNING BRUNCH

Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Organic vegan comfort food, along with cocktails & mocktails in an intimate West Village setting.

#1 AFTERNOON BRUNCH

Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Organic vegan comfort food, along with cocktails & mocktails in an intimate West Village setting.

#1 DAY PARTY BRUNCH

Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Organic vegan comfort food, along with cocktails & mocktails in an intimate West Village setting.

Top 20 Brunch Places in NYC

#1 La Fanfare

 

Image result for www.lefanfare.com/ This can be an exciting affair in its own right. Offering you an excellent cosy and charming inside and the warm and authentic option available at Greenpoint, it is an excellent option for the Italian extravaganza. You can be assured of a homely background that would add to the exciting ambience. The service provided is quite regional in every aspect. If you are someone who loves Italian cuisine, you will love the rustic experience for all your needs.

Price: $$

Cuisine: Italian

Borough: Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Phone Number

347.987.4244

Weekend Brunch Hours

11:30 am – 4pm

Yelp Review

Great vibe. Good food. Cozy Sunday brunch. Quality of food is good. Setting is nice and cozy.

Yelp Stats

Yelp Rating: 4 Stars
Yelp Reviews: 125+ reviews
Cost: $$
Type of Food: Italian

#2 Boulud Sud

Image result for Boulud Sud How about something just beside sun and the sea? Boulud Sud should be your excellent choice for the best brunch option in New York. The restaurant with a Mediterranean ambience offers everything for every taste bud.   The shakshuka, chicken tagine, or the sensational lamb burgers are just some of the options you can give a thought to. The service and menu focus on the regional flavours. Fresh vegetables, seafood, citrus, grains and herbs – try anything that you are interested in. Location 20 WEST 64TH STREET (BETW. BROADWAY & CENTRAL PARK WEST) NEW YORK, NY 10023 Working Hours Sat & Sun   / 11am-3pm Website – https://www.bouludsud.com/nyc/

#3 Prime Meats

Image result for Prime Meats Located at Carrol Gardens in Brooklyn, Prime Meats is indeed an excellent option for brunch in New York. What makes it an excellent choice is the wide range of choices available that would meet all your preferences. Whether you are looking for an all-out meal or simple light brunch – the menu at the brunch spot takes care of everything. You will indeed love the look of the farm to table restaurant and the appearance that resembles the inns and dining halls of the 20th century. You will definitely like the fresh and seasonal ingredients. Location Prime Meats 465 Court St Brooklyn, NY 11231 Working Hours Sat + Sun | 10 am – 4 pm Website – http://frankspm.com/

#4 Altro Paradiso

Image result for Altro Paradiso Looking for the brunch that resembles the lunch? Look no further than the Altro Paradiso. Right from eggs to something authentically Italian – it has the spreads that will cater to all genres of food addicts. Yes, they also have a reservation for larger parties. The chic and sophisticated setting and homely ambience are what would attract you all the more. The light wood and marble setting provide an excellent outlook to this extravagant brunch spot a new dimension. Location 234 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013 / 646 952 0828 Working Hours Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm Website – https://www.altroparadiso.com/

#5 Jacob’s Pickles

Don’t get confused – the restaurant serves you more than just the pickles. The brunch menu that the restaurant serves is quite exciting in every right. If you are not satisfied with the biscuit sandwiches, egg dishes, and salads – you may check out the poutine and mac & cheese. Since its launch in 2011 at Upper West Side, the restaurant has been the foodie’s delight for its spread of options and pickles. Bringing good food to the people is what they specialise in, as the owner Jacob points out. Location 509 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10024 Working Hours Mon-thu10am-2am Fri10am-4am Sat9am-4am Sun9am-2am Website – http://jacobs.picklehospitality.com

#6 Esperanto

Image result for Esperanto nyc Launched in 1999, the restaurant has been the hot favourite for the foodies ever since. In fact, if you are someone who loves South American and Caribbean, you would just love its spread. The brunch menu that spreads across delicacies like ovos rancheros on crispy tortillas and cheesy breakfast burritos should be an ideal inclusion on everyone’s dream palate. If you want something light, you can go for the affordable açaí fruit bowl. The restaurant in the Alphabet City is indeed an authentic Brazilian Latin option you can ever go with. Location 145 Avenue C & 9th New York, NY 10009 Working Hours Sat & Sun 10AM-4:20PM Website  – http://www.esperantony.com

#7 Red Rooster

Promoted by the renowned chef Marcus Samuelson, the Red Rooster is an excellent option for all you foodies out there. The spread includes honey butter, fried chicken & waffles, and biscuits. What makes it even more interesting option is the art and music events that it hosts. The Harlem influenced events, live performances and painting exhibitions are some of the features you would ideally find quite common at Red Rooster. You may also enjoy the exhibitions and musical programmes along with your brunch sessions.   Location 310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th and 126th) Harlem, NY 10027 212.792.9001 Working Hours Sat-Sun, 10:00am-3:00pm Website – http://www.redroosterharlem.com

#8 Forrest Point

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If you are a creative person at heart and wish to find the same degree of creativity at your brunch session as well, this is the best you can opt for. It is indeed a woodland territory in its own right. A gas station in its yesteryears, it is indeed a great appearance to find the ambience dominated by flowers and trees. The menu is interesting enough to excite your taste buds. Ranging right from smoked salmon Benedict, home fries to salsa-topped chilaquiles, you would get everything your taste buds crave for. Whether you are looking for a hip nightlife or a serene neighbourhood café, you get the best of both worlds right here. Location 970 Flushing Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11206 Working Hours Saturday + Sunday 11:00AM – 4:00PM Website – http://www.forrestpoint.com

#9 Atla

Image result for atla nyc An excellent place for an exciting brunch option – the Atla is synonymous with savoury brunch. Looking for the chicken soup and mussels on your brunch menu, you need not look anywhere else when you have access to the menu at Atla. Another excellent brunch menu you can opt for includes flax seed chilaquiles and Arctic char tostada. In fact, Atla is exactly what you should look ahead for an exciting brunch for the weekend. You can opt for a wide variety of options that include tlacoyos, green or red chilaquiles, or the guacamole goat cheese toast. Location 372 Lafayette St, NoHo, NY 10012 Working Hours Monday to Wednesday 9am – 3:30pm  5pm – 11pm Thursday to Saturday 9am – 3:30pm  5pm – 2am Sunday 9am – 4pm  5pm – 10pm Website – https://www.atlanyc.com

#10 Estela

Image result for Estela nyc Quenching the taste buds since 2013, the Estela is indeed what has lived up to the imagination of the food lovers in New York. The menu is creative at the height of it and has been receiving accolades for its presentations. Cooking here approaches a personalised touch and thus meets all the social and cultural diversity of the city of New York. Of course, the menu with dishes like an egg, pancetta, and avocado sandwich may sound quite traditional, but the chefs throw in something unique and extraordinary would make it quite special in its own right. Location 47 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10012 Working Hours Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3pm Website – https://www.estelanyc.com

#11 Esme

Yet another interesting brunch spot in Greenpoint, Esme should be your ideal neighbourhood eatery for the best brunch experience. Most of the guests here appear to know each other and the staff. The brunch menu extends across multiple spreads. Worth mentioning items on your brunch menu can be pork belly eggs Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise, and thick-cut Parmesan French toast topped with slow-poached eggs. “Eat Like An Adult” – that is the phrase Esme welcomes its guests and you will definitely love the experience. Location – 999 MANHATTAN AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11222 Working Hours HOURS MON – THURS: 11 AM TO 10 PM FRI & SAT: 11AM TO 11PM SUN: 11 AM TO 10 PM Website – https://www.esmebk.com

#12 Okonomi

Are you looking for a brunch menu that moves ahead of just being a combination of eggs Benedict and mimosa? You will indeed love the excellent ambience of a widespread menu. Ever thought of opting for light and precise Japanese breakfast of miso soup, cooked fish, rice, pickled vegetables, and a fluffy omelette cube for your brunch session? Okonomi is what would help you get exactly that. Of course, there are only 12 seats available and you indeed need to strive hard to make it on time. Location 150 Ainslie St Brooklyn, NY Working Hours Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Yuji Ramen: Monday–Friday, 6 p.m.–11 p.m Website – https://www.bonappetit.com/city-guides/new-york/venue/okonomi

#13 Narcissa

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The new American restaurant located just at The Standard at East Village, Narcissa offers you a rotational menu. You also have access to a private dining room in addition to the main dining hall. The menu includes Seasonal, farm-to-table dayside bites like the duck hash and lobster scramble that is available at $20. You also have access to Bloodies and Bellinis. You also have access to more beverages like the Fly Me to Tulum: tequila, mezcal, pomegranate, and chilli. Location 25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003 Working Hours Sat-Sun  – 10:00AM-3PM Website – http://www.narcissarestaurant.com

#14 High Street on Hudson

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High Street is known for the greatest breakfast sandwich. The capable spinoff of the excellent option for the restaurant chain, it should be an ideal bakery cum restaurant for all your brunch experiences like never before. The restaurant owned and managed by Eli Kulp and Ellen Yin offers you an excellent option in creative pastries and coffee to start off your journey to the more scintillating experience. The front room will lead you to the world’s finest breakfast sandwiches. High Street is a well-known name for Redeye Danish and The Bodega sandwich. Take a bit when you are there! Location 637 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 Working Hours Brunch –  Saturday and Sunday till 3:00 PM Website – https://highstreetonhudson.com/

#15 Dante

The egg dishes, sourdough flatbreads, hazelnut granola, and Italian sandwiches – does that impress you and want to visit the place for the exciting brunch session? Head over to Dante right away. It has been adjudged as the top 16 among the 50 best bars in the world. It has a history spanning over a century or even more and has been a landmark for the New York City. In fact, the place has been known as the one that was frequented by the brilliant minds – writers, artists and actors. Of course, the place may be a little narrow and you need to rush to avoid disappointment, but the place is the best you can find in the Greenwich Village. Location 79-81 Macdougal Street, New York City 10012 Working Hours Open from 10 am on all weekdays and weekends Website – http://www.dante-nyc.com/

#16 Cookshop

Image result for Cookshop nyc The best season to visit Cookshop is August. Why? Well, this is the season for heirloom tomatoes. In fact, the location is best known for the seasonal flavours that the place throws at you. What makes it an excellent choice for your brunch is it has the fish cured right at the spot, the poultry is normally raised locally and the red meat is fed on the grass. The look and appearance add up to the interest created by the food. The sidewalk seating and the high windows should provide you just the right kind of ambience that you have been looking for. And yes, we forgot about the menu. The Jersey strawberries and house-made almond butter should be the best option to start with and then you can move ahead with frittata studded with zucchini, spring onions, basil, and goat cheese. Location 156, Tenth Avenue, 20th Street, NY 11 Working Hours Saturday and Sunday : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Website – http://cookshopny.com

#17 Victor’s Café

The restaurant dates back to 1963 and lives up to the tradition that has lived up to. And yes, we forgot to mention that it is a Cuban restaurant. A perfect combination of the authentic dishes and the creative innovations thrown in – it can be the excellent option for all your brunch expectations. The focus of the restaurant lies to opt for fresh ingredients. And then, there are those herbs and spices to provide an authentic touch to the cuisine. If you are someone who focusses on the healthy food, this can be your best bet because they use less of frying. The ideal menu can include shredded beef or the Lechon Asado, roast pig with crackling skin. Location 236 West 52nd Street | New York, New York 10019 Working Hours Sat-Sun 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM Website – https://victorscafe.com

#18 Queens Comfort

Queens Comfort shifted location only recently but has had its name etched in the minds of the foodies in New York. The restaurant serves exotic cuisine for its guests and the spread includes egg Benedicts for brunch, from a Cajun-inspired shrimp and fried tilapia version to one with brie cheese and fig jam. Queens Comfort is one of the most popular restaurants in New York for all your needs brunch sessions. However, the popularity is such that you will end up waiting for your turn. If you don’t want to wait – reach there before 10 am. Location 3618 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103 Working Hours Sat  and Sun – 10 am to 4 pm Website – http://www.queenscomfort.com

#19 LIC Market

Image result for LIC Market nyc The LIC market or Long Island City has been one of the most popular restaurants since long in the US. What makes it an interesting option is the use of ingredients from the local organic farms. This will help you stay in the pink of health if you are indeed a health freak. The bar has a rich offering of natural and organic wines. Even wait should be a great reward in itself because you will get a basket of pastries while you wait for your turn. Some of the menu items worth mentioning can be slow cooked pork with beans & eggs; and a shredded brisket sandwich or even roasted duck hash with dried cherries, red onions, pine nuts and eggs. Location 21-52 44TH DR LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, 11101 Working Hours Saturday & Sunday   10 am – 3:30 pm Website – http://www.licmarket.com

#20 Joseph Leonard

Image result for Joseph Leonard nyc The always packed restaurant in the West Village is one of the excellent choices for brunch if you are going on a date. You will indeed witness the soft and calm West Village atmosphere while you dine or have brunch here. The ambience will remind you the scenes from the vintage era. The food can be quite rustic and true to the roots. In fact, the coffee is what you would love the most at this location. You can have indigenous spreads of French-American comfort food dishes. The best kind of menu you can order here will include the fried chicken sandwich, avocado toast, and grits and greens. Location 170 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014 Working Hours Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 4 pm Website – https://www.josephleonard.com

The Bonus – Fort Defiance

Launched in 2009, the Fort Defiance should be your best bet for that wonderful neighbourhood feel. A great choice for the seasonal American food, it offers you reasonable prices and a great food. The menu spread includes Red Hooks staple serves, huevos rancheros, and a biscuit sandwich stuffed with eggs, red beans on toast ham, jalapeño jam and  French toast. Location 365 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn NY 11231 Working Hours Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm Website – http://www.fortdefiancebrooklyn.com

Conclusion – Brunch spots in NYC

Well, the brunch fans have their specific requirements when they want to check out the options for their brunch sessions. New York has its own tradition when it comes to serving quality brunch menu for the die-hard brunch fans. The Brunch culture is believed to be coming into existence in around the 1890s. Of course, it has not remained as it was long back then, but New Yorkers can definitely not stay away from their weekend brunch sessions. We would assume the list of options that we have shared should ideally go a long way in aiding you to achieve the best of your brunch experiences. Have you been to any of those brunch special eateries? If you have, do share your experiences with those excellent options you have had with those eateries and their menus.

Honorable Mention Restaurants

antina

4.1 (257) · $$$ · Italian Sleek, glassed-in space under the High Line for Italian seafood & grilled fare by the Carbone team. 7.9 mi · 820 Washington St Outdoor seating · Small plates · Healthy options “Been here for brunch twice and loved it. The fish sandwich …”

Locanda Verde

4.4 (623) · $$$ · Brunch TriBeCa hot spot showcasing rustic Italian cuisine in a lively atmosphere. 8.0 mi · 377 Greenwich St Late-night food · Comfort food · Small plates “I’ve been to Locanda Verde for brunch, lunch as well as dinner and …”

Cookshop

4.4 (888) · $$$ · American Energetic, greenmarket-driven hot spot by the High Line serving American fare plus a popular brunch. 8.0 mi · 156 10th Ave Comfort food · Small plates · Healthy options “Brunch has long line-ups, probably not worth it. Their dessert menu…”

 

Bubby’s

4.3 (970) · $$ · Brunch Weekend brunch hot spot serving homestyle American eats with many locally sourced ingredients. 8.0 mi · 120 Hudson St Late-night food · Comfort food · Quick bite “Went there for brunch, wasn’t disappointed with their menu.” Discover more places

High Street on Hudson

4.3 (282) · $$ · American Philly spin-off providing housemade breads & pastries, elevated sandwiches, coffee & cocktails. 8.0 mi · 637 Hudson St Comfort food · Breakfast · Outdoor seating “Excellent comfort food type of brunch options however a limited wine…”

Hudson Clearwater

4.4 (278) · $$ · Brunch Hot spot serving New American fare (including vegetarian-friendly choices) & creative cocktails. 8.0 mi · 447 Hudson St Late-night food · Comfort food · Breakfast “Amazing brunch. Good service. The best fries.”

Buvette

4.5 (922) · $$$ · Brunch Popular, quaint bistro offering a French small-plates menu at breakfast, lunch & dinner (till 2 AM). 8.1 mi · 42 Grove St Late-night food · Comfort food · Breakfast

Jack’s Wife Freda

4.4 (598) · $$ · Brunch Simple spot serving American fare with Middle Eastern influences plus classic cocktails. 8.2 mi · 50 Carmine St Late-night food · Comfort food · Small plates “Brunch NY style – only downside is the noise! Food though is fresh …”

Agave

4.1 (371) · $$ · Brunch Buzzy Southwestern restaurant known for its margaritas & all-you-can-drink weekend brunch. 8.2 mi · 140 7th Ave S Happy hour food · Late-night food · Comfort food “I’ve never been for dinner or brunch so I can’t comment on that but…”

Joseph Leonard

4.6 (344) · $$ · Brunch New American fare served from breakfast to late-night in a rustic space with just a few tables. 8.3 mi · 170 Waverly Pl Late-night food · Comfort food · Small plates “Great brunch with delicious eggs. Place is nice and the wait is not so…”

The Dutch

4.2 (664) · $$$ · Brunch Regional American fare (including oysters and much-hyped fried chicken) in a lively, modern space. 8.3 mi · 131 Sullivan St Late-night food · Comfort food · Small plates “Great for lunch/brunch…”

Harry’s NYC

4.4 (360) · $$$ · Steak Popular throwback in the historical India House with steaks, a wine cellar & an adjoining cafe. 8.2 mi · 1 Hanover Square Late-night food · Comfort food · Upscale Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM Mon “Amazing weekend brunch with free unlimited champagne with every …”

Shuka

4.4 (375) · $$ · Brunch Place for contemporary Eastern Mediterranean food, wine & cocktails in a stylish setting. 8.2 mi · 38 Macdougal St Happy hour food · Happy hour drinks · Comfort food “Nice atmosphere, great for brunch, food was nice. A little high on the…”

Banter NYC

4.7 (163) · $$ · Brunch Cozy cafe with a patio featuring elevated, health-conscious fare, plus espresso & select cocktails. 8.3 mi · 169 Sullivan St Happy hour drinks · Comfort food · Breakfast Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Mon

Miss Lily’s

4.2 (515) · $$ · Brunch Diner featuring retro decor, cocktails & classic Caribbean fare such as jerk chicken & curried goat. 8.3 mi · 132 W Houston St Happy hour food · Late-night food · Comfort food “I went there for a Saturday brunch (speaking as an AfroCaribbean …”

Sotto 13

4.3 (206) · $$ · Brunch Cozy, romantic Italian eatery serving wood-fired pizza, pasta & family-style weekend brunch. 8.4 mi · 140 W 13th St Comfort food · Small plates · Cozy “What better way to top off your unlimited boozy brunch than by …”

Balthazar

4.4 (2,086) · $$$ · French Iconic French brasserie with steak frites, brunch & pastries in a classy space with red banquettes. 8.5 mi · 80 Spring St Outdoor seating · Great dessert · Upscale “Had a great brunch there with a cheese and ham sandwich and …”

Lafayette

4.2 (631) · $$$ · Brunch Sprawling Belle Epoque-style brasserie & bakery serving classic French fare & cocktails. 8.7 mi · 380 Lafayette St Late-night food · Comfort food · Breakfast “Great spot for a morning coffee, brunch and dinner. Excellent service…”

Estela

4.5 (310) · $$$ · Brunch Small plates made with market ingredients & Mediterranean twists served in an unfussy cafe space. 8.7 mi · 47 E Houston St Small plates · Upscale · Cozy “Great Brunch place. Price is a bit high but tastes amazing