New York City

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

The best places to get brunch in NYC.


Brooklyn bonus:

Bar Tabac128 Smith St., Brooklyn (Cobble Hill)

The 6 Best Brunch Spots in NYC

If you’re looking for a little live jazz while sipping your mimosas, head over to Bar Tabac on Smith Street in Cobble Hill for some traditional French fare. The Burger Bar Tabac and Moules Frites are the best in Brooklyn, and the non-stop music keeps the place packed well into the evening.

What’s your favorite brunch spot?

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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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