40 Best Brunch Spots in New York City You Must Visit

40 Best Brunch Spots in New York City You Must Visit

New York City is known for its amazing food scene, and breakfast is no exception. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best in the city, where you can indulge in delicious food and great company without any stress or indecision. Here is a list of the 40 best brunch spots in NYC to check out the next time you are in the city.

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1. Melba’s Restaurant — Southern breakfast

Harlem is home to Melba’s Restaurant, a delightful spot for Saturday Brunch in NYC. What appeals about this spot is that it features Southern comfort food that will warm your heart and satisfy your stomach.

Indulge in Melba’s signature Southern Fried Chicken & Eggnog Waffles, a Harlem favorite for a heartwarming Saturday Brunch in NYC, served with strawberry butter and maple syrup for a true taste of Southern comfort.
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Their menu offers classics such as chicken, waffles, catfish, ribs, and much more!

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (3,777 reviews)
  • Menu: Chicken, waffles, catfish, ribs, and much more!
  • District: Harlem, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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2. Old John’s Luncheonette — diner style bites

Looking for a classic American diner-style New York brunch? Old John’s Luncheonette is exactly that. It is located only a few blocks from Lincoln Center in NYC.

Step into Old John’s Luncheonette for a quintessential New York brunch experience, just blocks away from the iconic Lincoln Center — where classic American diner fare meets the pulse of NYC
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It offers a delightful breakfast menu with various options such as buttermilk pancakes, classic waffles, challah French toast, ham and cheese omelet, avocado toast, and much more!

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (996 reviews)
  • Menu: Buttermilk pancakes, classic waffles, challah French toast, ham and much more!
  • District: Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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3. Breads Bakery — traditional Middle Eastern food

Breads Bakery is located in various neighborhoods in NYC, including Union Square, Lincoln Square, Upper East Side, Rockefeller Center, and Bryant Park. The Upper East Side location offers a special brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discover the weekend delights at Breads Bakery on the Upper East Side, where a special brunch menu awaits every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring the heartwarming Shakshuka with your choice of poached or scrambled eggs.
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During these times, they offer Shakshuka with poached or scrambled eggs, various Middle Eastern side dishes, and assorted freshly baked bread. 

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (2,155 reviews)
  • Menu: Shakshuka with poached or scrambled eggs, various Middle Eastern side dishes, and much more!
  • District: Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 10$

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4. Dawa’s — an authentic Himalayan experience

Dawa’s offers a unique blend of authentic Himalayan and New American cuisine to delight your taste buds. The restaurant’s warm and relaxing ambiance makes it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. 

Enjoy Dawa’s MOMO, Tibetan dumplings with a zesty tomato fenugreek sauce, blending Himalayan authenticity with a local, eco-friendly touch in a cozy ambiance.
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One stand-out component of Dawa’s is that they prioritize using locally farmed ingredients in an environmentally conscious manner. This not only helps the environment but also supports local farmers. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (572 reviews)
  • Menu: Himalayan and New American cuisine
  • District: Woodside, Queens
  • Price range: starting from 11$

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5. Café Chelsea — upscale and perfect for foodies

At Cafe Chelsea, you can enjoy a brunch blended with French culinary traditions and American flavors. The setting in Chelsea’s is warm and inviting, attracting many brunch-goers.

Begin your day with our refreshing breakfast of muesli, seasonal fruits, honey, and organic Greek yogurt at Cafe Chelsea, where French culinary artistry meets American taste in a warm and welcoming atmosphere
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That said, making a reservation is important; they fill up quickly! 

  • Rating: 4.1 on Google Maps (195 reviews)
  • Menu: French culinary traditions and American flavors
  • District: Chelsea, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 50–100$

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6. Mark’s Off Madison — one of the best Italian brunch

Mark’s Off Madison has a warm and inviting ambiance, combining a refined coffee shop and an Italian eatery. The menu, curated by the acclaimed Chef Mark Strausman, who previously worked at Fred’s at Barneys New York and Campagna, offers fresh bagels, lox, and sophisticated Italian dishes daily.

Delight in the succulent Hanger Steak at Mark’s Off Madison, grilled to perfection and accompanied by a robust peppercorn sauce and crispy Belgian fries, in an atmosphere where the charm of a coffee shop meets the elegance of Italian dining under the culinary expertise of Chef Mark Strausman.
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The restaurant’s commitment to quality and nostalgia is evident in every dish served.

  • Rating: 4.0 on Google Maps (330 reviews)
  • Menu: Fresh bagels, lox, and Italian dishes
  • District: Rose Hill, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 50$

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7. Jazba — East Villlage breakfast and lunch

Jazba is a vibrant dining spot that draws inspiration from Indian kitchens. This location is a tribute and celebration of India’s spirited roadside eateries, bringing India’s beloved hawker culture to the heart of East Village.

Jazba offers a vibrant dining experience, paying homage to India’s spirited eateries with an array of bold flavors and aromatic spices that energize the heart of East Village.
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With bold flavors and aromatic spices, draw you in this brunch spot has an energy like no other.

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (316 reviews)
  • Menu: Indian cusine
  • District: East Village, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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8. Lure Fishbar — seafood lovers unite!

Seafood enthusiasts looking for the best brunch place in NYC should consider looking no further than the Lure Fishbar. This restaurant offers Saturday and Sunday brunch, which is a real treat for early risers and those who like to sleep in a little later.

At the heart of Soho, Lure Fishbar beckons seafood aficionados with an unmatched brunch experience on Saturdays and Sundays, perfect for both early birds and those who savor their morning slumber.
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This gem can be found right in the center of Soho. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (1,719 reviews)
  • Menu:Oysters, Sushi, Benedicts, coffee, tea
  • District: Soho, Manhattan 
  • Price range per person: 31–50$

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9. K’Far — Brooklyn’s best

K’Far is a unique brunch spot inspired by Mike Solomonov’s (owner) hometown in Israel. This all-day café and bakery offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for dining.

K’Far, nestled in The Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg, extends a warm welcome with its Middle Eastern cuisine, baking the rich flavors of Israel into every meal in a setting that feels just like home.
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Located in The Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg, the menu offers Middle Eastern cuisine with the rich flavors of Israel. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (224 reviews)
  • Menu: Middle Eastern cuisine
  • District: Brooklyn
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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10. Casa Carmen Tribeca — Mexican morning delights

Casa Carmen is a delightful Mexican restaurant in the heart of Tribeca, New York City. With its welcoming atmosphere and earthy decor, the restaurant creates a warm ambiance perfect for enjoying a delicious brunch.

Savor the culinary delight of our quesadilla trio at Casa Carmen; featuring roasted mushrooms, zucchini flower with onions, and poblano rajas paired with caramelized onions and cream, each bite invites you into the warm ambiance of a traditional Mexican brunch in the heart of Tribeca.
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The menu offers a range of traditional Mexican dishes from different regions of the country, sure to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy you. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (242 reviews)
  • Menu: Mexican cuisine
  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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11. Jack’s Wife Freda — a love story in the city

Jack’s Wife Freda was named after an immigrant love story about Jack and Freda, a couple who met and married in Johannesburg, South Africa, around 1930. With several locations now spread across NYC, brunch-goers can enjoy this delicious spot anywhere in the city.

Start your day in the city with the classic comfort of Jack’s Wife Freda, where the legacy of love infuses every traditional breakfast plate, from perfectly smoked bacon to eggs and toast, all in the warm embrace of a New York story.
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The menu offers classic breakfast bowls, smoked bacon, and traditional egg plates served with toast, potatoes, and breakfast meat. 

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (3,300 reviews)
  • Menu: Classic breakfast bowls, smoked bacon, and traditional egg plates
  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 20–30$

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12. La Grande Boucherie — a timeless breakfast bistro

La Grande Boucherie is a must-visit destination for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. The menu is a perfect blend of French classics and timeless bistro favorites. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, classic cocktails, and an inspired menu of absinthe-driven signature drinks that will impress even the most discerning palates.

Indulge in the quintessence of French cuisine with La Grande Boucherie’s exquisite steak tartare, meticulously crafted from beef tenderloin, capers, cornichons, shallots, and crowned with a delicate quail egg.
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It is an incredible, fun brunch NYC experience with an immaculate and delectable menu. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (4,307 reviews)
  • Menu: French classics and timeless bistro favorites
  • District: Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 18–175$

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13. House of Joy — a culture immersed meal

House of Joy is a classic Asian bistro that has been a beloved brunch spot in Chinatown for many decades. Formerly known as Delight 28, this neighborhood favorite offers a brunch menu that features Dim Sum. Dim Sum is more than just food; it’s an experience.

Discover the cultural feast of Peking Duck at House of Joy, a storied Asian bistro in Chinatown that offers a cherished brunch experience, complete with an array of Dim Sum – a culinary tradition meant to be savored like tapas and shared amongst loved ones.
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These small dishes are served during breakfast hours and are typically accompanied by tea. Similar to Spanish tapas, Dim Sum is meant to be shared among family and friends, making it a perfect bonding experience.

  • Rating: 4.2 on Google Maps (781 reviews)
  • Menu: Dumplings, Stuffed Eggplant, Dim Sum
  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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14. Pastis — delicious food in the village

Pastis brings a blend of French culture with a contemporary twist. Here, guests can dine on authentic French dishes such as pate and moule frites or they can opt for a more traditional brunch featuring pancakes, eggs, and breakfast meats.

At Pastis, nestled in the Village, revel in a brunch that marries the essence of French culture with a modern flair, offering everything from authentic pâté and moules-frites to classic pancakes and eggs, all promising a delightful start to your day.
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Pastis also offers a range of house cocktails, wines, and several varieties of pastis, an anise-flavored aperitif from the south of France. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (2,128 reviews)
  • Menu: French dishes such as pate and moule frites
  • District: Greenwich Village, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 31–50$

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15. Twenty-Three Grand — an upscale city meal

An elegant, greenhouse themed restaurant known as Twenty-Three Grand is a beautiful brunch spot in NYC. The glass-enclosed dining room allows for flexible indoor/outdoor dining and is complemented by several additional indoor and outdoor cocktail areas.

Immerse in the upscale charm of Twenty-Three Grand, where the greenhouse-inspired setting complements a sublime brunch experience; their signature burger—a luxurious blend of prime beef, rib cuts, and piquant horseradish—is a symphony of flavors, perfectly paired with their unique aleppo fries.
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Beyond the glass-enclosed dining room, there’s an intimate, luxe lounge with its own terrace. 

  • Rating: 4.1 on Google Maps (107 reviews)
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  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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16. Bar Primi — a favorite among friends and family

Bar Primi is a staple breakfast and lunch spot in the heart of New York City. The restaurant’s design features the charm of an Italian pasta shop and the ambiance of a lively yet cozy dining space.

Experience the Italian Benedict at Bar Primi, featuring prosciutto and focaccia, in a setting that combines the charm of an Italian pasta shop with the lively atmosphere of New York City.
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It is these features that make it a perfect spot for a weekend brunch with friends or family. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (1,023 reviews)
  • Menu: A pasta-centric menu plus cocktails and lots of wine from Italy
  • District: Bowery, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 12–35$

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17. The Dutch — a unique brunch spot

If you’re looking for a great brunch spot, The Dutch has you covered. Their menu features a variety of delicious breakfast items, including classic dishes like pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon, as well as unique creations like duck hash, avocado toast with smoked salmon, and lobster frittata.

Experience the essence of brunch at The Dutch with their exceptional Maine Lobster Frittata, part of a menu that marries traditional breakfast favorites with distinctive culinary inventions.
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The best part! The Dutch offer this special menu during the weekday brunch and on the weekend so that you can enjoy these mid-day meals regardless of the day. 

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (2,038 reviews)
  • Menu: Regional American fare, including oysters and much-hyped fried chicken, in a lively, modern space
  • District: Soho, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 31–50$

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18. Dudley’s — a neighborhood staple

Dudley’s, a neighborhood staple since 2012, sits on the corner of Orchard and Broome Street in the Lower East Side. It’s designed like a quintessential Australian corner pub-and-bistro.

Savor the simplicity of our Avocado Toast at Dudley’s, an enduring favorite on the corner of Orchard and Broome since 2012—your slice of Australian bistro culture in the Lower East Side.
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Whether it’s a Saturday night or a relaxed weekday afternoon, Dudley’s offers refined food with craft cocktails and natural wines. However, we think that Dudley truly comes alive during their brunch hours. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (1,281 reviews)
  • Menu: Chic all-day cafe & bar serving locally sourced American bites with an Australian twist
  • District: Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 30$

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19. Golden Diner — a gourmet city bite

Golden Diner is a restaurant in Chinatown that specializes in classic NY diner dishes with an Asian twist. It is located beneath the Manhattan Bridge and is known for its blend of diner classics with gourmet twists and Asian flavors. 

At Golden Diner, indulge in a gourmet take on classic comfort food with their Breakfast Burrito, featuring soft scrambled eggs, American cheese, and refried beans, all infused with a unique Asian flair beneath the arches of the Manhattan Bridge.
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If the Golden Diner is on your list of “must-tries” (and it absolutely should be!), we recommend getting in line EARLY! The line starts to form even before opening, so try to get there at least 10 minutes before brunch to ensure an open table. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (1,140 reviews)
  • Menu: A blend of diner classics with gourmet twists and Asian flavors
  • District: Two bridges, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 7–19$

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20. Yellow Rose — New York with a Texan twist

This brunch spot opened its doors in November 2020 and is the brainchild of Dave and Krystiana Rizo. The menu features a range of dishes, including classic Texan fare like fresh flour tortillas filled with stewed beef in chili gravy, as well as daily specials made with produce from New York State infused with their own Texan twist.

At Yellow Rose, a delightful New York brunch spot with a Texan twist, enjoy our morning cocktail, the Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary, perfectly crafted for your brunch experience.
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Every item on the menu is made entirely from scratch, with a lot of history and love poured into it.

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (365 reviews)
  • Menu: Tacos, tortas & chalupas, plus margaritas & creative cocktails
  • District: Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 40–69$

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21. Win Son Bakery — a Brooklyn staple

If you’re looking for a unique brunch experience, look no further than Win Son Bakery in East Williamsburg. This Taiwanese-American restaurant offers an array of creative dishes that will surely satisfy your taste buds. From crispy pork buns to sesame noodles and zhajiangmian, their Taiwanese street food is a must-try. 

Discover the delight of Win Son Bakery, a beloved Brooklyn staple, and indulge in our Pan-Griddled Pork Buns for a truly unique brunch experience in East Williamsburg.
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The charming ambiance of Win Son Bakery makes it an ideal place to catch up with friends or family over brunch. Don’t miss out on this gem as it has quickly become a favorite among locals and tourists alike. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (865 reviews)
  • Menu: From crispy pork buns to sesame noodles and zhajiangmian
  • District: Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Price range per person: 11–30$

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22. Sadelles — bustling energy and delicious food

Sadelles is a renowned brunch spot located in SoHo. The atmosphere is buzzing with energy, whilst elegant. During brunch, they are known for their exquisite bagels and lox platters.

Experience the vibrant yet elegant atmosphere at Sadelle’s, where our signature bagel with salmon turns the classic brunch into an exquisite experience.
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Guests can also enjoy top-notch cocktails and craft beers with their meal. Finally, another reason to love Sadelles is the vintage-inspired ambiance that adds to the charm of this bustling eatery.

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (1,702 reviews)
  • Menu: Smoked fish, housemade bagels & other appetizing fare offered in a buzzy, vintage-style spot
  • District: Soho, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 30–50$

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23. Sarabeth’s — a city classic

Sarabeth’s is a classic brunch destination with multiple locations throughout the city. Famous for its delectable brunch fare, including fluffy pancakes, savory omelets, and homemade jams, it’s a must-visit for brunch enthusiasts.

Indulge in the omelette with peas, zucchini, and cheddar at Sarabeth’s, a quintessential brunch destination across the city. Celebrated for its sumptuous brunch selections, from fluffy pancakes to savory omelets and homemade jams, Sarabeth’s is a haven for brunch lovers.
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What makes this spot unique is its back story, which features Sarabeth herself and her journey as a renowned artisanal baker. 

  • Rating: 4.2 on Google Maps (1,711 reviews)
  • Menu: Chic chain restaurant serving American fare, including brunch, dinner, and cocktails
  • District: Rose Hill, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 30$

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24. Clinton Street — Baking Company

Clinton Street Baking Company is a cozy Lower East Side spot celebrated for its fluffy pancakes and hearty brunch plates. Be prepared to wait in line, as this popular spot tends to draw crowds on weekends (they do accept reservations, which we recommend!).

Savor the fluffy pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Company, a cozy Lower East Side spot renowned for its hearty brunch plates. While this popular venue often has weekend crowds, reservations are recommended to skip the wait.
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You can expect a bustling and energetic atmosphere when dining here, but also be prepared to leave with a full and satisfied tummy! 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (5,079 reviews)
  • Menu: American cuisine
  • District: Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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25. FiveLeaves — laid back Brooklyn bites

Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Five Leaves offers a laid-back atmosphere and a menu featuring Australian-inspired dishes. From avocado toast to ricotta pancakes, their brunch options are both delicious and Instagram-worthy.

Discover our STEAK with BEANS at FiveLeaves, a relaxed Brooklyn dining gem in Greenpoint. Enjoy an easygoing ambiance and a menu of Australian-inspired delights.
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And while you are at it, don’t forget to indulge in one of their sophisticated dessert options!

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (2,217 reviews)
  • Menu: New American fare with an Aussie accent & brunch options
  • District: Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Price range per person: 31–50$

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26. Buvette — West Village bites

Buvette is a charming French bistro nestled in the West Village. Its intimate setting and mouthwatering brunch menu, it’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Spend your brunch with us at Buvette, a quaint French bistro in the heart of the West Village, beloved by both locals and visitors. Delight in a brunch menu that offers everything from morning-fresh croissants and scrambled eggs to afternoon steak tartare accompanied by a glass of red wine, all in Buvette’s cozy ambiance.
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From fresh croissants and scrambled eggs in the morning, to steak tartare with a glass of red wine in the afternoon, guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch here at this NYC brunch spot. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (3,400 reviews)
  • Menu: French cuisine
  • District: West Village, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 17–25$

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27. Jacob’s Pickles — Southern flavors and PICKLES!

Jacob’s Pickles on the Upper West Side is known for its Southern-inspired comfort food and extensive selection of pickles. Their brunch menu boasts hearty dishes like chicken and pancakes, biscuit sandwiches, and, of course, pickles galore.

Enjoy our Honey Chicken And Pickles at Jacob’s Pickles—where Southern flavors meet the love for PICKLES!
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Be sure to come here with an empty stomach because Jacob’s Pickles provides one hell of a brunch!

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (5,902 reviews)
  • Menu: Southern eatery and bar offering fried chicken biscuit sandwiches, housemade pickles, and beers
  • District: Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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28. EggShop — anything and everything EGG

Egg Shop, with locations in Nolita and Williamsburg, is dedicated to the art of cooking with eggs. Their creative brunch offerings include egg-centric sandwiches, bowls, and scrambles, all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Enjoy our Egg and Salmon Sandwich at EggShop, the ultimate destination for egg lovers. With cozy spots in Nolita and Williamsburg, EggShop prides itself on innovative brunch options, from sandwiches to bowls, all crafted with fresh, local ingredients.
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If you are looking for a protein filled, classic brunch with a bit of flair, Egg Shop may be the spot for you!

  • Rating: 4.3 on Google Maps (581 reviews)
  • Menu: Cafe focusing on everything egg, including creative sandwiches & fancy Benedicts
  • District: Brooklyn
  • Price range per person: 11–30$

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29. Sunday in Brooklyn — a must try in NYC

Sunday in Brooklyn is a chic restaurant located in Williamsburg, offering a modern twist on traditional brunch favorites. Indulge in dishes like malted pancakes, avocado toast, or a classic egg benedict. Want something sweet?

Indulge in our Pancake Double Stack, drizzled with maple hazelnut praline and crowned with brown butter, at Sunday in Brooklyn.
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Indulge in their famous hazelnut maple praline pancakes, which both smell and taste like heaven. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (3,081 reviews)
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  • District: Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Price range per person: 50–250$

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30. The Smith — brunch across the city

The Smith has several locations across NYC, each offering a bustling atmosphere and a diverse brunch menu. From avocado toast to steak and eggs, there’s something for everyone at this popular spot, so it is no wonder why it made it on our list of best NYC brunch spots.

 

Enjoy our Goat Cheese Omelette with baby spinach, shallots, and soft herbs at The Smith. Known for its lively ambiance and diverse menu, The Smith is a citywide favorite for brunch, where quality dishes meet exceptional service.
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The Smith also put an emphasis on providing excellent service for their guests and ensuring a fair environment for their employees. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (5,294 reviews)
  • Menu: From avocado toast to steak and eggs
  • District: Broadway, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 30$

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31. Two Hands — a classic Australian fare

Two Hands, a cozy Australian cafe with locations in Nolita and TriBeCa, serves up fresh and wholesome brunch fare. The atmosphere is peaceful while still buzzing with energy, as they strive to provide you with a delicious meal.

Indulge in our Acai Bowl: frozen açaí adorned with granola, pepitas, coconut, bee pollen, and seasonal fruit at Two Hands. This cozy Australian cafe in Nolita and TriBeCa offers a serene yet vibrant atmosphere, perfect for enjoying fresh, innovative brunch options alongside classic favorites.
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Their menu features classics like smashed avocado toast alongside innovative dishes like açai bowls and grain bowls.

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (380 reviews)
  • Menu: Australian-inspired cafe & bar serving all-day breakfast & brunch dishes in a casual space
  • District: Noho, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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32. Daily Provisions — another West Village go-to

Daily Provisions, located in Union Square, is a casual yet sophisticated spot perfect for grabbing brunch on the go. From their famous crullers to breakfast sandwiches and pastries, everything is made with care and attention to detail.

Start your morning with our Blueberry Lemon Muffin at Daily Provisions in Union Square. This West Village go-to offers a casual yet refined atmosphere for brunch enthusiasts.
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Plus, they offer a delicious variety of coffee drinks, making it an ideal spot to get your caffeine fix. 

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (1,064 reviews)
  • Menu: Sandwiches, and late-afternoon rotisserie chicken
  • District: West Village, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 5–25$

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33. Upland — a perfect option for a weekend afternoon

Upland, located in Gramercy, offers a vibrant atmosphere and a brunch menu inspired by California cuisine. Some items on their menu include wood-fired pizzas, grain bowls, pancakes, eggs, and much, much more!

Indulge in our renowned Margherita Pizza at Upland, an idyllic choice for a leisurely weekend afternoon. Nestled in Gramercy, Upland boasts a lively setting and a brunch selection influenced by Californian flavors, featuring an array of delectable options from wood-fired pizzas and grain bowls to pancakes and eggs.
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And their seasonal brunch cocktails truly make the experience one to enjoy on a leisurely weekend afternoon. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (2,017 reviews)
  • Menu: Spacious, casually chic brasserie with hearty dishes featuring Californian & Italian influences
  • District: Park Avenue South, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 50$

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34. Loring Place — a classic city meal

If you are looking for a classic breakfast/brunch meal with a touch of upscale vibes, this NYC restaurant is just that. Loring Place in Greenwich Village is known for its seasonal American cuisine and inviting ambiance.

Savor our dish featuring pepper aioli, house-cured bacon, and fries at Loring Place, the quintessential city dining experience. Located in Greenwich Village, Loring Place stands out for its seasonal American cuisine in an inviting setting.
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Their brunch menu features inventive dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, such as pancakes, a variety of benedicts, cheddar waffles and eggs, burgers, creamy hummus, and more! 

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (900 reviews)
  • Menu: Pancakes, a variety of benedicts, cheddar waffles and eggs, burgers, creamy hummus, and more!
  • District: West 8th St, Manhattan
  • Price range: starting from 12$

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35. Little Owl — a hidden gem

Little Owl in the West Village is a cozy neighborhood gem famous for its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that captures the essence of the diversity in New York. Their brunch menu includes favorites like eggs benedict, lemon ricotta pancakes, and homemade pastries.

Indulge in Grilled Sardine Fillets accompanied by cauliflower, sugar snaps, and chili coriander dressing at Little Owl, a hidden treasure nestled in the West Village.
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With a warm and inviting atmosphere, the Little Owl stands tall on the platform for the best NYC brunch spots. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (1,096 reviews)
  • Menu: Eggs benedict, lemon ricotta pancakes, homemade pastries, and much more!
  • District: Bedford St, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 31–40$

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36. Balthazar — take a trip to France

Balthazar, a classic French brasserie in SoHo, offers an iconic brunch experience complete with brass accents and a bustling atmosphere. On the weekends, brunch-goers can indulge traditional French pastries, oysters, and other bistro classics at this renowned NYC institution.

Begin your brunch with fresh oysters at Balthazar, an emblematic French brasserie located in SoHo. This classic venue offers a quintessential brunch experience, complete with brass accents and a vibrant atmosphere, where diners can savor traditional French pastries, oysters, and bistro classics on weekends.
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It is a well-rounded brunch opportunity and one that does not miss!

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (6,620 reviews)
  • Menu: Chicken, waffles, catfish, ribs, and much more!
  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 75$

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37. Le Coucou — refined weekend delicacies

Le Coucou, located in SoHo, is a highly refined French restaurant known for its elegant ambiance and incredible cuisine. Their brunch menu features French delicacies like quiche Lorraine, foie gras terrine, and steak frites.

Savor the foie gras terrine at Le Coucou, a refined French restaurant in SoHo known for its elegant ambiance and exquisite cuisine. Immerse yourself in European culture with a delightful weekend brunch here.
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Here, you can steep yourself in European culture and enjoy a delicious weekend brunch. 

  • Rating: 4.5 on Google Maps (1,588 reviews)
  • Menu: Quiche Lorraine, foie gras terrine, steak frites, and much more!
  • District: Lower Manhattan, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 125$

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38. Joseph Leonard — a cozy brunch bistro

Joseph Leonard, a cozy West Village bistro, is a favorite brunch spot among locals. Their menu features classic brunch fare with a creative twist, including dishes like ricotta pancakes, baguette French toast, and Sauccison A L’ail.

Savor late brunch cocktails with orange mimosas and Bloody Marys at Joseph Leonard, a cozy bistro nestled in the West Village.
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And you can wash it all down with a classic mimosa, spicy bloody Mary, or a delicious seasonal mocktail. 

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (1,149 reviews)
  • Menu: Ricotta pancakes, baguette French toast, Sauccison A L’ail, and much more.
  • District: West Village, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 11–30$

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39. Freemans — rustic and warm vibes

Freemans, tucked away in a quaint alley in the Lower East Side, offers a rustic and inviting atmosphere perfect for brunch. Their menu features comfort food classics like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and hearty brunch cocktails.

Indulge in a Flourless Dark Chocolate Gâteau at Freemans, where rustic charm meets warmth in the Lower East Side. Enjoy comfort classics and a cozy brunch atmosphere in this hidden gem.
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Freemans simplicity and delectable delights keeps brunch goers and their families coming back time and time again. 

  • Rating: 4.4 on Google Maps (1,981 reviews)
  • Menu: American fare and craft cocktails
  • District: Freeman Alley, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 31–50$

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40. Russ & Daughters Cafe — NYC bagel sandwiches and more!

Russ & Daughters Cafe, an extension of the iconic appetizing store, offers a modern take on Jewish comfort food in a stylish setting. During brunch, try the smoked fish platters, bagels with lox, caviar or one of the many other traditional favorites at this NYC brunch resturant. We are sure that Russ & Daughters will not disappoint. 

  • Rating: 4.6 on Google Maps (3,015 reviews)
  • Menu: Smoked fish platters, bagels with lox, and much more!
  • District: Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Price range per person: 30$

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Enjoy brunch with us at Russ & Daughters Cafe—NYC Bagel Sandwiches and More! As an extension of the legendary appetizing store, this cafe modernizes Jewish comfort food within a chic environment.
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Want more travel ideas?

As you wrap up your search for the best brunch spots in New York City, take comfort in knowing that there’s no shortage of delicious options to choose from. With so many amazing brunch spots to explore, it’s easy to see why this midday activity has become a staple of New York City culture. 

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