Upper West Side

Last Updated on April 22, 2022 by Top Brunch Spots Staff

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These brunch spots will be sure to be the highlight of your day.

Many restaurants serve a special brunch menu for Mother’s Day beyond your normal scrambled eggs, avocado toast, poached egg or smoked salmon and some even have a prix fixe menu so be sure to contact the restaurant and try to put in a reservation if you can. If not, don’t worry most restaurants will accommodate walk-ins on Mother’s Day.

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 overall for brunch in Upper West Side and then follow up with links to different types of brunches in different neighborhoods ( and more) at the end of this page.

Playa Betty’s

Beachy setting for coastal Californian items including tacos, veggie bowls & colorful cocktails.

Address:

320 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10023

Website:

https://playabettys.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

French

Osteria Cotta

Rustic Italian eatery serving small plates & pizza in a main-floor wine bar or a cozy upstairs room.

Address:

253 W 11th St

New York, NY 10014

Website:

https://www.cottanyc.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

Italian

TESSA

Diverse mix of modern Mediterranean dishes in a stylish brick-&-wood space with a 1st-floor bar.

Address:

349 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

Website:

https://www.tessarestaurant.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

Mediterranean

Maison Pickle

Retro-chic eatery offering French dip sandwiches, steaks & other American bites & cocktails.

Address:

2315 Broadway, New York

NY 10024

Website:

https://www.maisonpickle.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

Sandwiches

The Mermaid Inn

Upscale-casual seafood spot with a Cape Cod vibe known for its lobster rolls and cheap oyster deal.

Address:

570 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

Website:

https://www.themermaidnyc.com

Neighborhood:

East Village

Food Type:

Seafood

Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen

Compact, modern spot with coffee, breakfast, artisanal bread, New American meals & wine.

Address:

551 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

Website:

https://www.kirsh.nyc

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

Modern European

Viand Cafe

Old-school New York coffee shop serving classic diner specialties for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Address:

2130 Broadway, New York

NY 10023

Website:

https://www.viandnyc.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

Greek

Mila Cafe

Counter-serve nook with outdoor seating offering salads & hot/cold sandwiches for breakfast & lunch.

Address:

253 W 11th St

New York, NY 10014

Website:

https://manimarketplace.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

American

Spring Natural Kitchen

Health-minded meals featuring veggies, fish & fowl to suit everyone from vegans to carnivores.

Address:

474 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10024

Website:

https://springnaturalkitchen.com

Neighborhood:

Upper West Side

Food Type:

American

The Smith

Lively place for classic American fare & specialty cocktails in spacious digs with a hopping bar.

Address:

1900 Broadway, New York

NY 10023

Website:

https://thesmithrestaurant.com

Neighborhood:

East Village

Food Type:

American

The Best Brunch Places in Upper East Side NYC

Good Enough to Eat 4.1 (831)
$$ · Brunch · 520 Columbus Ave
All-day menu of American comfort fare
Open until 10:30 PM
Cafe Luxembourg 4.4 (483)
$$$ · Brunch · 200 W 70th St
Hip, longstanding French bistro
Open until 11:00 PM
The Mermaid Inn 4.6 (599)
$$$ · Brunch · UPPER WEST, 570 Amsterdam Ave
Seafood spot with popular oyster deal
Open until 10:00 PM
Jacob’s Pickles 4.6 (1,391)
$$ · Brunch · 509 Amsterdam Ave
Southern dishes, house pickles & beer
Open until 2:00 AM
Calle Ocho 4.3 (659)
$$ · Brunch · 45 W 81st St
Nuevo Latino eats in the Excelsior Hotel
Open until 10:00 PM
The Smith 4.3 (1,760)
$$ · Brunch · 1900 Broadway
Bustling, stylish American restaurant
Open until 12:00 AM
Fred’s 4.4 (425)
$$ · American · 476 Amsterdam Ave
American chow & a canine theme
Open until 2:00 AM
Le Pif NYC 4.4 (130)
$$ · Restaurant · 2058 Broadway
Cool French wine bar with classic fare
Open until 12:00 AM
Sarabeth’s 4.2 (580)
$$ · American · 423 Amsterdam Ave
Upscale American spot for brunch & more
Open until 10:00 PM
The Ribbon 4.3 (399)
$$$ · American · 20 W 72nd St
American kitchen with craft cocktails
Open until 11:00 PM
Piccolo Cafe 4.3 (260)
$$ · Italian · 313 Amsterdam Ave
Snug nook dishing up Italian fare
Open until 11:00 PM
Barney Greengrass 4.4 (491)
$$ · Breakfast · 541 Amsterdam Ave
Old-style Jewish deli fare & smoked fish
Opens at 8:00 AM
Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen 4.5 (251)
$$ · Restaurant · 551 Amsterdam Ave
Small, contemporary New American cafe
Open until 10:00 PM
Effy’s Cafe 4.3 (150)
Kosher · 104 W 96th St
Israeli/American fare in simple digs
Open until 10:00 PM
Spring Natural Kitchen 4.2 (321)
$$ · Organic · 474 Columbus Ave
Health-minded American fare
Open until 11:00 PM
Mila Cafe 4.5 (94)
$ · Breakfast · 694 Columbus Ave
Daytime meals in cozy, low-key surrounds
Open until 11:00 PM
RedFarm 4.3 (454)
$$$ · Brunch · 2170 Broadway
Casual spot for updated Chinese fare
Open until 11:00 PM
Bar Boulud 4.2 (486)
$$$ · French · 1900 Broadway
Lincoln Center French bistro/wine bar
Open until 11:00 PM
Candle Cafe West 4.5 (282)
$$ · Organic · 2427 Broadway
Creative vegan eats in a cheery setting
Open until 10:30 PM
Maison Pickle 4.6 (652)
$$$ · American · 2315 Broadway
Cafe for French dip sandwiches & steaks
Open until 12:00 AM

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