10 Best Places To Brunch In New York City - Updated 2021

Best places for Brunch in NYC
Kavita
Kavita
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Hakuna Mimosa - it means it’s brunchtime. Or, at least, so goes the joke. And there’s no better city in which to grab brunch, than New York City. Brunch is not just a meal here, it’s a lifestyle. And it doesn’t just come with eggs and juice, but usually an array of options, from stuffed french toast to avocado toast and everything in between. So get ready, get dressed, and check out any of these amazing brunch spots in New York.

1. Sadelle's

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If you’re looking for a restaurant that will give you La La Land vibes, then Sadelle’s is the place you should go. It’s operated by the Major Food Group and has a Hollywood Musical feel and great food to go along with it. They are most famous for their bagels (which are free*) and lox, but their blueberry pancakes and grilled cheese are also really good!

*If you’re dining in, the bagels are free - you can order as many as you’d like. But if you order takeout, they’re 2 USD a piece!

Sadelle's

Address: 463 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Website: Sadelle’s

2. ABC Kitchen

Crab toast @ ABC Kitchen
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Anyone would say that brunch at ABC Kitchen is the freshest brunch you’ve tasted. ABC Kitchen is dedicated to using the freshest organic and locally grown ingredients possible. It features a rotating menu, based on what foods are in season, and the ambiance of the restaurant is always bright and airy, making any brunch feel like a special occasion!

ABC Kitchen

Address: 35 East 18th Street, 10003 New York, New York

Website: ABC Kitchen

3. Russ & Daughters Cafe

New York 4th of July Weekend 2009
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While the cafe is fairly new to the scene, having opened in 2014, it has quickly become a popular brunch spot. At Russ & Daughters, you can watch expert smoked salmon chefs work right in front of you. Grab an egg cream or a cocktail from the soda bar and just revel in the historic-meets-modern feel of the place.

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Address: 127 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Website: Russ & Daughters Cafe

4. Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

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Two Hands Restaurant & Bar is a trendy brunch spot in Tribeca. The restaurant focuses on adding a creative spin to simple, yet nutritious dishes. As soon as you walk in, you get a fun, relaxed vibe, with lots of light and plants, in both their indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Be sure to try one of their expertly crafted coffees or cocktails. Personally, I recommend the Smashed Avocado and Watermelon Margarita. Bonus: All of the servers here seem to have an Australian accent…which is always a plus, in my books.

Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

Address: 251 Church St, New York, NY 10013

Website: Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

5. The Smith

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Missing the summer sun from the South? Or maybe you’re just missing all the comfort food the South has to offer? Well, whatever the reason, the Smith is the place to go when you’re feeling Southern. The menu is extensive, with options including pancakes, sandwiches, eggs done in a variety of ways, steaks, salads and more!

Feeling like a cocktail? You can get that too, or you can get coffee, tea, or one of their house-made sodas - I like the Watermelon Mint.

The Smith

Address East Village: 55 Third Avenue, New York

Address Lincoln Square: 1900 Broadway, New York

Address Midtown: 956 Second Ave, New York

Address Nomad: 1150 Broadway, New York

Website: The Smith

6. Poco Bar

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Looking for a boozy brunch? At Poco Bar you can get a Poco Brunch on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, which includes a brunch entree and bottomless mimosas, sangria, or Bloody Mary’s for 33 USD (cash only) - and, you can reserve your table ahead of time, cutting down your wait time! Signature dishes include the Mushroom Truffle Croquettes and the Smoked Truffle Mac and Cheese.

Poco Bar

Address: 33 Avenue B @ 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Website: Poco Bar

7. The Stanton Social

French Onion Soup dumplings at Stanton Social
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The Stanton Social, a collaboration between celebrity chef Chris Santos and Tao Group’s Rich Wolf, helps add a little spice to your brunch game - tapas style. So, you can try everything your heart desires and more. But, you might fight over the Lobster Roll Sliders or Oreo Cookie Pancakes. The lounge is a three-level space, with a wine wall, featuring over 2000 bottles of wine and it just oozes glamour and luxury - so it’s definitely a place you want to visit. And, don’t worry, just because the space is luxe, doesn’t mean you’ll be emptying your wallet - all brunch options are reasonably priced, so your wallet and stomach will be thanking you.

The Stanton Social

Address: 99 Stanton Street, (Between Orchard St & Ludlow St), Lower East Side, NY 10002

Website: The Stanton Social

8. Carroll Place

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Who says you can’t have pizza and bellinis for brunch? At Carroll Place, a gastropub and wine bar, you can have pizza, eggs, or pasta and two hours of unlimited mimosas, rosé sangria, or Bloody Mary’s - all for 26 USD. If you’re planning on going with a party of nine or more, opt for the Family Style brunch, which is 35 USD per person and gives you two hours of unlimited brunch drinks, two starters, three main dishes, and a dessert.

Carroll Place

Address: 157 Bleecker St, 10012 New York, New York

Website: Carroll Place

9. Agave

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This popular Mexican restaurant tops the brunch list, for many. During brunch, they feature a 32.99 USD prix fixe menu, where you can pick a brunch entree and enjoy two hours of unlimited wine, mimosas or frozen margaritas (and you can mix and match your drinks). I love my breakfast options, so I would recommend the Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, but other favorites are the Three Egg Omelette (with your choice of add-ins) and the Egg White Frittata.

Agave

Address: 140 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Website: Agave

10. Parlor Steak & Fish


Formerly called the Parlor Steakhouse, this is a fantastic brunch spot on the Upper East Side. The Parlor focuses on fresh, local ingredients, but still has a pretty extensive menu, with options including a raw bar, salads, prime steak, classic breakfast and lunch entrees, and more! If you’re up to a bringing this brunch to the next level, you could opt for the Parlor’s Bottom’s Up Brunch, for 35 USD, which includes a brunch item of your choice and up to five mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and/or bellini’s (for up to two hours).

The Parlor also features a variety of seating areas, including a bar area, mezzanine dining room, glass-enclosed cafe, cellar private room, and outdoor terrace.

Parlor Steak & Fish

Address: 1600 3rd Ave (@ East 90th Street), 10128 New York, New York

Website: Parlor Steak & Fish

I know you're going to love these places...

…you just need to have a little faith and, if that doesn’t work, a lot of mimosas!

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Kavita is an avid traveler, enthusiastic foodie, and aspiring Instagrammer, whose life goal is to renew her passport because she’s maxed out her stamp pages. Kavita’s wanderlust started from a...Read more

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