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The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

The best places to get brunch in NYC.


Gallow Green542 W. 27th St. (Between Tenth & Eleventh Aves.)

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

Brunch buffet with a side of blues please! If the McKittrick Hotel was not already the most unique and coolest spot in Chelsea, then the brunch at Gallow Green pushes it right over the mark. You and your guests are seated in the ultra-cool restaurant, The Heath (during the winter months), and as the flowers begin to bloom and the weather warms to that oh-so-perfect temperature, then the brunch follows the season and moves to their gorgeous garden rooftop. Feast for two hours on American and British-inspired fare, unlimited mimosas, delicious Le Colombe coffee, and groove your afternoon away to live entertainment.

ABC Kitchen35 E. 18th St. (Between Fifth & Park)

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

There is a reason why ABC Kitchen is still going strong in NYC (and still requires a reservation well in advance): the seasonal fare crafted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten is some of the best in the city, and quite possibly the East Coast. In this floral-accented restaurant with its chic whitewashed décor, you’ll feel like a celebrity – whilst actually sitting next to some of the hottest celebrities. The mushroom pizza with parmesan, oregano and farm egg will make you want to stand up and clap for joy. Pair it with one of their seasonal cocktails and your weekend is off to a great start!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 9 Comments

  1. Olivia walker

    I don’t know if this is a good idea or not. But if it excuses me for having a snack in between my breakfast and lunch. I sure love that. Now I’m gonna go and find 1 of these spots and experience it for my self.

  2. Alice Tan

    Cool selection. Always wanted to try brunch, sadly too lazy to do it. It’s too late for breakfast and to early for lunch, and I cant get up early enough or late enough for it.

  3. Jen Spillane

    I always find Gallow Green as a perfect place for catching up with a friend. It lets me enjoy the gorgeous city views while delighting in a variety of classic, locally sourced brunch.

    Each time I visit this place, I couldn’t stop admiring the ambiance and how this precious of a rooftop was “only in New York…”

  4. Narcissa is the new Pastis… I love that place, especially the outdoors area. Perfection!

  5. Trish Potter

    I’ve been to Balthazar a few times and it’s pleasant enough but a bit too busy and crowded for my likings. Plus there aren’t that many vegan choices, I prefer Candle 79 for dinners or Candle Cafe for more informal dining.

  6. Hannah Mayers

    The most relaxing place where I love to start my weekend with freshly squeezed orange juice and eggs is at Buvette. It’s located at 42 Grove Street 🙂

  7. Courtney Watson

    I would like to add “The Cupping Room Café” at 359 W. Broadway.

    I love the cozy atmosphere and it really offers delicious and very reasonably priced brunch staples 🙂

  8. Christine Muchoe

    Omg, brunch is my favorite daytime activity and my favorite nighttime activity is thinking about what I’m going to eat for brunch the next day. Seriously obsessed. Absolutely love Gallow Green and would recommend to anyone. Great atmosphere. Been to Tavern 29 for happy hour but didn’t even know they had a brunch! Definitely trying it. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  9. I love Balthazar 😀 This is the only restaurant I want to have brunch in, even though it’s always full and reservations are difficult. But thanks to you, I know where else to go, will definitely try the others!

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