Where to Brunch This Weekend in NYC

Where to Brunch This Weekend in NYC

©Anthony Delanoix


Brunch is an institution in the Big Apple and these cool spots have something for everyone and a ton of creative booze to really get your weekend started off right!


For an Instagram Moment on the Lower East Side: PUBLIC Kitchen



Created by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, PUBLIC Kitchen is a globally influenced seasonal restaurant located in the PUBLIC Hotel in NYC’s bustling Lower East Side, perfect for those seeking the brunch ‘gram. Executive Chef Tom Mckenna whips up twists on brunch classics with smoked salmon potato latkes, ultra thick cinnamon-spiced brioche french toast, black truffle breakfast pizza with a farm egg and more, served alongside creative brunch cocktails. When the weather warms, snap group shots on the stunning outdoor terrace inspired by Tuileries garden in Paris and the gardens of Italy, and impress even your most discerning followers. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or on their website.


For Mexican Boozy Brunch in Tribeca & Hell’s Kitchen: Añejo


Añejo, located in Hell’s Kitchen and Tribeca offers the boozy brunch deal of century with unlimited Mexican-inspired libations and small plates. At both locations, Añejo will be offering two hours of unlimited brunch dishes and brunch cocktails for $47 a person. Indulge in morning tacos with scrambled eggs, braised pork, chorizo hash, salsa verde, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and cilantro, and the carne asada con huevos with grilled skirt steak, yucca tots, two fried eggs and romesco sauce. The margaritas are not to be missed with six different variations, and for this occasion, the bloody maria, which subs vodka for tequila, will certainly do the trick. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 212.920.6270.


For Brunch with the Fam in SoHo: Harold’s in Arlo SoHo



Harold’s, located in the Arlo SoHo Hotel is the perfect spot to indulge in a weekend brunch with your family. They have many delicious menu options, including fun items for kids. Notable dishes include a breakfast flatbread with egg, bacon and American cheese, a matcha and chia seed bowl with fresh fruit, and granola, avocado toast with state cheddar and sunny eggs, a quinoa and roots salad with fall vegetables and acacia honey and more. Interested in a morning cocktail? Harold’s has you covered with the bloody mary bar—Create your own for either $12 a glass or $34 pitcher. The bar features a variety of fresh garnishes and choice of  liquor and world famous hot sauces.Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am - 4 pm. Bloody mary bar begins at noon.


For Pre-Theater Brunch in Midtown: Valerie


Valerie, a new bi-level haunt cocktail bar and restaurant located on West 45th St., has recently started offering a brunch menu in the heart of the Theater District. The restaurant evokes the golden era of Manhattan with its timeless drink list, bistro-inspired menu, and Art-Deco-inspired decor, with inspired updates for modern crowds. With dishes including custard soaked french toast with nutella, bruleed banana, seasonal fruit and marshmallows; fried Korean chicken with a cornbread waffle, scallion and kimchi butter, and Gulf Shrimp and Grits with anson mills grits, roasted cherry tomato, crispy pancetta, cilantro, housemade kimchi, smoked cheddar, poached eggs, there is something for everyone. Brunch cocktails include the classic bloody mary and mimosa, or choose a naked bloody mary, made with housemade mix, Seedlip Garden 108, and giardiniera. Reservations can be made by calling 212.302.4545.


For a Quaint-Italian Brunch in the West Village: Dante



Dante, the #9 World’s 50 Best Bars and Greenwich Village hot spot serves up a delicious brunch accompanied by high quality cocktails. Try the all day bloody mary with cold-pressed vegetables, fennel salt and pickles; seasonal bellini with rose-poached peach and prosecco, the salty dog with absolut, fluffy pink grapefruit juice and black lava salt, or negroni frappe with beefeater, carpano antica, meletti butter, and fluffy orange juice for a morning pick me up. Dante offers a selection of differing brunch items some of the highlights include, burrata with sea salt with honeycomb, cranberry and sourdough, almond milk pancakes with plum and vanilla creme fraiche and cinnamon maple syrup, kingfish rice bowl with kingfish crudo, seaweed, avocado, radish, and pickled cucumbers. Dante is open daily from 10 am until late.


For a Mayan-Mexican Inspired Brunch in a SoHo Oasis: GITANO Jungle Room



Gitano Jungle Room, a year-round tropical restaurant and bar that re-imagines the Group’s Jungle Room in Tulum is now offering a modern Mexican and Mayan inspired brunch menu on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11 am-4 pm. Indulge your taste buds with chilaquiles with chicken, breakfast rota, Mexican shakshuka or the huevos rancheros. Thirst your quench with a tropico sangria, campari punch, gypsy tea, Gitano margarita or try any of these cocktails in pitcher format for larger groups.

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