In New York City, weekend brunch is an institution. After a Friday or Saturday night of drinking it is the perfect cure for a hangover and a long night of partying. There are two ways to pick the best brunches. If you are starving, it is the closest NYC brunch restaurant from where you woke up with hot coffee, breakfasts, decent sandwiches, not super crowded, and with a sufficient wait staff.
For a more unique NYC brunch experience, try one of the brunch restaurants below which offer better ambiance, boozy breakfast drinks, quality food selections, and a hip crowd. Wait times for the hottest NYC brunch spots are an hour without reservations. If you arrive and wait is too long do not worry, there is always another restaurant serving brunch right around the corner.
Many NYCers start the booze flowing at brunch with mimosas,
NYC’s 10 Best Brunches
Tom’s. 782 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Everyone loves the decor of this restaurant. Pretty good, typical diner food for brunch and usually great service. The weekend brunch is popular so come a little earlier to avoid the long 30 minute wait. See: New York City’s Best Diners
Kittichai. 60 Thompson Street, SoHo. Different from your traditional American brunch spot, Kittichai is a Thai fusion restaurant. Their weekend brunch menu has all the classics like french toast, eggs Benedict and omelets, but with a Thai twist. Enjoy the Thai curry and spices at this modern SoHo restaurant. See: NYC’s 10 Best Ethnic Restaurants
Las Ramblas. 170 W 4th Street, West Village. A Spanish tapas bar that does not have your usual brunch menu. A cheap menu with delicious items. Love the croquettes and scrambled eggs with chorizo. See: NYC’s 10 Best Ethnic Restaurants
Little Owl. 90 Bedford Street, West Village. For brunch, try their signature meatball sliders, poached eggs, or smoked salmon and eggs. Little Owl only uses basic ingredients for each meal, never over seasoned. The restaurant is small with 10 tables and 28 chairs so come early or expect to wait in line.
Le Barricou. 533 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A good French restaurant on the weekdays with a popular weekend brunch. Expect to wait around 20 minutes during prime brunch hours. Delicious free croissants and reasonably priced French food with brunch dishes around $10 each. See: 10 Best French Restaurants in Manhattan, New York City