Brunching is as dear to New Yorkers as their bagels. It’s not a meal, it’s an experience. The number of people at your table will surely not determine how much fun you’ll have at brunch, it just is! If it’s just you and your girlfriends going for cocktails and gossip or taking your parents for an informal meal, brunch is almost always the best answer. And if your date takes you to catch a sporting event in NYC, take him to brunch, the next day, and show him what real fun is.
The perfect brunch experience doesn’t stay perfect after you’ve waited in long queues, got watered down cocktails and super substandard eggs. Ugh.
So, we’ve made a list of the best brunch spots for you to have the best time at:
436 Jefferson St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
Faro is one place you can go for brunch alone and enjoy the heck out of it! Their Sunday brunch menus are divine with dishes like dry-aged duck hash with emmer and pumpkin pasta, mushrooms and bacon meatballs with polenta and fondue options! You can even order their delectable cocktails by the pitcher! Goodbye stress, hello Faro!
2. Grand Army
336 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
If Bloody Mary’s are something you enjoy with a serious passion or just love to booze, Grand Army has a whole platter dedicated to you! This dark-wood tavern offers you the Bloody Mary Platter ($70!) consisting of two house Bloody Mary’s with your choice of spirit, two pilsners in tow, and one huge two-tier tower full of fresh veggies, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, crab, other seafood and of course house-made sauces. Damn.
3. Russ & Daughters Café
127 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
If waiting in lines is something you’re ready to let go of, walk into Russ & Daughter Café for their wonderful brunch. Forget time on their timeless vinyl booths and split a salmon platter with your mates. Each board is named after the daughters. The Ida is everything salmon; the Hattie is dedicated to cold and hot smoked fish and the Anne has much to do with sturgeon.