The importance New Yorkers place on brunch confuses most people, but pitching terrific deals, gaudy breakfast sandwiches, and all you can drink offers usually makes the case pretty clearly. The minute the sun is out, the deals spring up and the sidewalks fill with hungover New Yorkers hunting for eggs and mimosas.
Brunch isn’t a one size fits all type of deal though and that’s why we’ve broken down 5 different takes on brunch that will work for any type of person.
If you’re looking for: An intimidate and relaxing experience
Try: Due West
This gastropub has more range than you’d expect and is completely capable of becoming a lively atmosphere – but it’s cozy vibes and lounge setting makes it perfect for an intimate brunch. This isn’t a spot to crank out bottomless mimosas but a place to sip well-crafted cocktails. There are mocktail options for those taking it slower and you can mix and match your own old-fashioned for those starting the day off on a smoky note.
Drink to try: Nitro Espresso Martini
189 W 10th St, New York NY 10014
If you’re looking for: A healthy choice
Try: The Wild Son
This spot in the Meatpacking District serves amazing dishes all made with wholesome ingredients. From core flour waffles to the whole grain toast it’s easy to walk away from brunch at the Wild Son feeling great about yourself – and some of their cocktails will only help that feeling. The cocktails are made with as high-quality ingredients as the food is and you’d be challenged to surf their day drinking menu and not fall in love with one of the options.
Drink to try: Garden Variety Margarita
Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
If you’re looking for: a sweet tooth heaven
Try: Clinton Street Baking Company
You’ll have to check in in-person to get on the waitlist – and the wait can be quite long – but by all accounts, the food at Clinton Street Baking Company is worth any wait. Whether you grab their french toast, omelets, or famous pancakes you will be more than impressed by the quality. If you’ve managed to snag a table at this hotspot than you’re ready to dive into their breakfast dishes with a Bellini or a spiked apple cider in hand.
Drink to try: Spiked Apple Cider
4 Clinton St, New York NY 10002
If you’re looking for: A bottomless deal
Zengo sets itself apart from other bottomless deals by offering both food and drink at an unlimited rate for $49. With a blend of Latin-Asian styles, it serves small plates of chicken chilaquiles and bbq miso bacon at an all you can eat pace. This provides just the lively atmosphere you can expect and the bottomless mimosas, bloody mary’s, and margaritas only enhance the experience.
Drink to try: Mango Mimosa
622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
If you’re looking for: A wild time
The term “champagne party brunch” can speak for itself when it comes to Lavo’s take on an NYC Saturday morning. At Lavo, lavish club-meets-breakfast and the result is astounding. Big ticket items like the “Bloody Brilliant” package a mix of lobster tail, skewered shrimp, and bloody mary’s among others items and are served by a parade of costumed, dancing, and partying staff. If it’s in your budget – treat yourself to the experience that is a brunch rave.
Drink to try: Bloody Mary
39 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
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