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The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

The best places to get brunch in NYC.


The Park118 Tenth Ave. (Between 17th & 18th Sts.)

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

This Chelsea hot-spot is part rustic ski lodge (fireplace and all)/part garden (equipped with birdfeeders). They offer a scrumptious brunch featuring your standard options as well as clever pairings. Their breakfast pizza is a must! They also boast terrific private party spaces, so grab some friends and get ready to celebrate the weekend!

Tavern 2947 E. 29th St. (Between Park & Madison)

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

One of the best-kept secrets for brunch in Flatiron. The rooftop serves weekend bottomless brunch (with fantastic Bloody Marys in large beer mugs), and there is a German biergarten ambiance over three floors of the restaurant (including the rooftop beer garden). The comfort food definitely does not skimp and always tastes fresh and delicious.

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Reader Discussion: 9 Comments

  1. Avatar of Olivia walker

    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. Avatar of Alice Tan

    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. Avatar of Jen Spillane

    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. Avatar of Chris Naselli

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

  5. Avatar of Trish Potter

    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. Avatar of Hannah Mayers

    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. Avatar of Courtney Watson

    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. Avatar of Christine Muchoe

    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. Avatar of Jude Vargas

    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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