10 Great NYC Spots for Bottomless Brunch

10 Great NYC Spots for Bottomless Brunch

Even before I moved to NYC, I knew grabbing brunch with friends was definitely a thing here. I found that having delicious breakfast and/or lunch foods with friends was amazing, but having a steady flow of libations throughout the meal made brunch go to 11. Here are 10 great spots in the city to enjoy boozy bottomless brunches.

Hoisin arepas (Courtesy ZENGO)

(Click on each restaurant name to be taken to its respective website for additional information regarding menus, address and hours of operation.)

ZENGO – This is an all-or-nothing situation where the entire table has to order the Bottomless Brunch. Then, for only $42 per person, the table gets unlimited brunch plates and unlimited brunch cocktails for two hours. Brunch plates include chicken chilaquiles, bacon fried rice, lobster-chipotle grits, plantains, agave nectar infused seasonal fruit and croissant bread pudding, among other tasty dishes. Brunch cocktails include four different kinds of mimosas, sake sangria, margaritas and more.

Calle Ocho – Brunchers get free sangria during their entire meal. In addition to the traditional blanca (white) and roja (red) sangrias, guests can choose from other fun flavors line Havana Banana (coconut, banana, lychee and coconut rum), Tropical (mango, pineapple, lemon grass, passion fruit and rum), Spanish Harlem (peaches, mandarin, cinnamon and dark rum), among several others. 

Tosca Cafe – The weekend all-you-can-eat buffet brunch comes with all-you-can-drink options of champagne, mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys and limited cocktails. Brunch dishes include French toast with strawberries, eggs Benedict, steak and potatoes, eggplant rollatini, fresh baked muffins, bacon and more. ($31.95)

Agave – For $32.99, customers can order any egg item off the menu (some dishes are a couple dollars extra, but they are labeled) and receive a two hour bottomless choice of mimosas, wine or frozen margaritas. Egg dishes include huevos rancheros, Spanish eggs Benedict, the sunrise fiesta burrito, egg white frittata, poached eggs on toasted brioche, in addition to several other options.

(Courtesy Añejo)

Miss Lily’s – The brunch prix fixe menu offers your choice of entrée from a select list and two hours of unlimited cocktails—either the One Love Bellini (made with passion fruit purée) or Hotstepper (a spicy Bloody Mary)—for $30. For guests who wish to have an entrée not on the list can add $20 to the price of the entrée of their choice and get the unlimited cocktails.

The Crooked Knife – I’ve only been to the 14th Street location, but the 30th Street location has the same great deal on weekends—$39 gets you a brunch entrée and two hours of unlimited Bloody Marys or mimosas. Each location has a variety of omelet options, as well as eggs, salad, French toast, sandwiches and then some.

Brunch at the 14th Street location of The Crooked Knife (©CK 14)

Añejo – Available from noon to 3:00 pm on weekends for up to two hours once seated, for $29 guests can enjoy one brunch dish and your choice of mimosas, sangrias or Bloody Marias. (A Bloody Maria is a Bloody Mary made with tequila instead of vodka.) For an additional $8 per person, a guest can get bottomless plata margaritas instead.

Parlor Steak & Fish – This $32 “Bottom’s Up” prix fixe menu allows guest to select one brunch item and a choice of mimosas, Bloody Marys and/or bellinis. There is a maximum of five cocktails per guest and a two hour limit at the table. So, this isn’t a “bottomless” brunch, per se, but five cocktails are probably more than enough for one person during one meal.

Brunch at Essex (©Dave Perlman)

Essex – Guest can enjoy a choice of entrée and unlimited Bloody Marys, screwdrivers and mimosas for $29.95. There is a 1.5 hour limit for reservations made before 3:00 pm and a 2 hour limit for 3:00 pm and later reservations. Dishes range from various egg items to chocolate-banana pancakes to Manchego macaroni & cheese to burgers and more.

La Flaca – For $26 and with a two-hour limit, guests can order any brunch dish, coffee or tea and bottomless orange juice, frozen margaritas, sangria, Bloody Marys, La Flaca Amber Ale or mimosas. (Add $1 per Mimosa, add $1 for margarita flavor and add $1 for sangrita.) There are vegetarian and gluten free brunch dishes available.

Bottoms up, fellow brunchers!

(Remember—because of the passing of the "Brunch Bill" in June, restaurants now can serve alcohol at 10:00 am on Sundays. As always, though, please drink responsibly.)

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