If you’re someone who thinks brunch is just another weekly chance to eat eggs and bagels, bear in mind that this post doesn’t concern you in any way. Brunch is no insignificant endeavour. It’s NYC’s way of life. Only once you’ve decided upon a pick from about a million options and waited for more than 52 moons for a table at the chosen eatery that you’re allowed to sip on Bloody Marys and indulge in Mediterranean scrambles and top-notch Mimosas, and salvage portions of Granola-coated French Toasts.
Jokes aside, brunch is pretty a big deal in New York City, so much so that it might as well become a New York institution in the near future and no one would be surprised. While breakfast reigns supreme during the weekdays, brunch is undoubtedly the most important weekend meal. During the weekends, almost all the restaurants in the five boroughs offer us with an endless swarm of midday dining options, and it gets quite difficult to tell which restaurants actually care about the food and the experience and which are simply serving, ummm, anything brunchy to appease the people.
There are plenty of brunch restaurants to choose from in NYC, but all too often, the perfect brunch experience gets messed up by a lame prix fixe menu, sub-standard egg dishes, watered-down mimosas and not to mention, long queues.
Just in your interest in this brief list of best places for brunch in NYC. Here’s how you own the brunch.
- Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Splurge on: Dim Sums, Tea and Wine
Where: 13 Doyers St, New York City
- The Spaniard
Splurge on: Prime Rib Hash and Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs
Where: 190 West 4th Street, New York City
Splurge on: Duck Enmoladas, Seafood-stuffed Avocado and Bloody Mary
Where: 35 E 21st St, New York City
- Dirty French
Splurge on: Contemporary French dishes like Parisian Crepes and Chevre
Where: 180 Ludlow St, New York City
- Cheryl’s Global Soul
Splurge on: Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros and Mimosa
Where: 236 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York City