Best places for brunch in NYC

When I think about brunch on Sundays I get excited. It’s like a celebration to mark the end of the weekend and hopefully it was a great one.  And if your weekend wasn’t all that, brunch is your last chance to make it great.  Here are my favorite city brunch spots to fit every mood.

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Casual and fun cafe focusing on Jewish comfort food and entire section of the menu is dedicated to herring!).  Not to be confused with Russ & Daughters lower east 100 year old store this cafe actually has tables and a counter. Lox and bagels anyone?

127 Orchard Street/Lower East Side

Russ & Daughters Cafe



A great bistro in Soho. Casual with great bagels, lox and cream cheese.




Described as an “Italian cooking in a converted garage” it is renowned for its roast chicken.

775 Washington Street NYC


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Classic french-style cafe serving some of the best croissants in town.

Lafayette NYC


American cuisine, great cocktails in a tavern ambiance hidden down an alleyway in NYC. Enough said.

Freeman's NYC

Hotel Chantelle

Roof top restaurant with an outdoor patio.  Great group spot for cocktails or to celebrate an occasion. Food is average but sometimes the atmosphere makes up for it!

Hotel Chantelle NYC


Sunday Funday!! You’ll want to go to Libation if you want a party brunch. Music, food, drinks, in the middle of the day?  YES please.

Libation NYC


If you know NYC you will remember the old Limelight. It’s a church that was converted into a club. Now it’s been transformed into a beautiful restaurant space with multiple rooms.  The Sunday brunch is another great option for a big group.

Jue Lan


Casually chic brasserie is the best way to describe Upland.  And if the food is what is important to you then look no further because this place is one of the top places to eat in NYC right now for brunch, lunch or dinner.



If you’re vegetarian you need to know about NIX. It’s a modern take on all things delicious WITHOUT the animal protein. And if you’re not vegan you’ll still want to eat here because it’s just plain delicious.

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Adorabable “bistro” with middle eastern influences. Great when the weather warms up as there is outdoor seating. Be prepared for a wait as the place is small and gets crowded quickly, especially for brunch.

50 Carmine Street NYC



Small plates made from fresh, seasonal ingredients in a small intimate cafe environment.  Perfect brunch after a late Saturday night out.

47 E. Houston Street New York, NY



Big surprises come in small packages and this pint size restaurant is not exception.  French, small plates menu make you feel like you’re Paris. Cosy and charming.

42 Grove Street NYC


ABC Kitchen

Jean-Georges Vongerichten farm to table restaurant never disappoints.  Always using the freshest organic, local ingredients.  Not just for brunch but all the time. Also on own radar is a sister restaurant just opened abcv – focusing on plant based food but with the same culinary genius of this acclaimed chef.

35E 18th Street

ABC Kitchen



What started as a pie company 27 years ago has become a classic in this Tribeca neigborhood. They’re buttermilk biscuits are a signature so be sure to order them!

120 Hudson Street NYC


The Clocktower

High end American fare in a posh, clubby setting with dining rooms & a lounge with a pool table.

The New York Edition

5 Madison Avenue



The Spotted Pig

If you’re in the West Village area and are in no rush head over to spotted pig for a European style meals and celebrity sightings.

314 W. 11th Street

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