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Best Brunch Restaurants in NYC

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Best Brunch NYC – Looking for the best brunch spots in New York City?

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Whether you are traveling here for the weekend or just need a great meal after a long, tough week… We’ve got you covered.

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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 restaurant for brunch below and then follow that with overall new york city best brunch rankings. 

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Top Brunch Restaurants in NYC

Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud

How about something just beside sun and the sea? Boulud Sud is an excellent choice for the best brunch NYC. 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 St New York, NY 10023

Hours Sat & Sun   / 11am-3pm

Website – https://www.bouludsud.com/nyc/

Prime Meats

Prime Meats

Located in Carrol Gardens in Brooklyn, Prime Meats is 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 meal – the menu at this restaurant 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/

Altro Paradiso

Altro Paradiso
Altro Paradiso

Looking for one of nyc best brunch places 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 spot a new dimension.

Location 234 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

Hours Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm

Website – https://www.altroparadiso.com/

Jacob’s Pickles

Don’t get confused – the restaurant serves you more than just the pickles. The menu at this 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 specialize in, as the owner Jacob points out.

Location 509 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10024

Hours Mon-thu 10am-2am Fri1 0am-4am Sat 9am-4am Sun 9am-2am

Website – http://jacobs.picklehospitality.com

Esperanto

Esperanto
Esperanto

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 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

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. The music is pretty nice at Red Rooster too.

Location 310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th and 126th) Harlem, NY 10027

Hours Sat-Sun, 10:00am-3:00pm

Website – http://www.redroosterharlem.com

Atla

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Atla NYC

An excellent place for an exciting brunch option – the Atla is synonymous with savoury brunch. If you like chicken soup and mussels, then Atla is your choice. From the flax seed chilaquiles to the Arctic char tostada, 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

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

Estela

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Estela

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

Narcissa

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

High Street on Hudson

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/

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/

Cookshop

cookshop
Cookshop

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, 20thStreet, NY 11

Hours Saturday and Sunday : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Website – http://cookshopny.com

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

Hours Sat-Sun 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM

Website – https://victorscafe.com

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 one of the best new york brunches, 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

Hours Sat  and Sun – 10 am to 4 pm

Website – http://www.queenscomfort.com

LIC Market

LIC Market
LIC Market

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

Hours Saturday & Sunday   10 am – 3:30 pm

Website – http://www.licmarket.com

Joseph Leonard

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Joseph Leonard

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

Hours Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Website – https://www.josephleonard.com

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

Hours Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm

Website – http://www.fortdefiancebrooklyn.com

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