Brunch is like a cultural experience in New York City. Over the weekends, restaurants throughout the five boroughs display a sea of delicious “breakfast all day” and midday dining options, so it’s not hard to find an option that speaks to you and your belly.
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The brunch menu at the Red Rooster where the chef, Marcus Samuelsson, loves to create savory favorites like cornbread with honey butter, fried chicken & waffles, and biscuits with gravy for brunch over the weekends. Outside the food, Red Rooster loves hosting events that have Harlem-influenced touches.
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For a trustworthy, delicious and relaxing morning meal you’ll need to head to Astoria’s Sparrow Tavern. Throughout all the city’s amazing options for brunch, you’ll want to make the effort to sample brunch here, from eggs sandwiches to pancakes.
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Over the last few years, Eric Kayser, who is known for his bread making wizard abilities, expanded his Parisian bakery/cafe and they are popping up all over the city. The original location is a nice place to fuel up before hitting up the museums, or window shopping on Madison Avenue on a blissful Sunday morning.
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There are few locations around New York that you won’t want to miss out on, this famously quirky restaurant delivers a vast of different flavored of egg Benedicts. You can have your taste buds zing with a Cajun-inspired shrimp and fried tilapia version or something a little more mild with brie cheese and fig jam.
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Have your senses wake up to live music, the decorator went with more tropical décor and brightly colored art scattered throughout the restaurant that dates to 1963. This hotspot Cuban restaurant is famous for the ropa vieja or the Lechon Asado which is roasted pig with crackling skin.
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This is a popular brunch spot in Long Island City who is known to source the majority of their ingredients from local organic farms and the bar pours natural and organic wines too! The menu rotates on a regular basis, so it is always worth revisiting even if you’ve been here before. Some dishes you’ll find on the menu include slow-cooked pork with beans & eggs; roasted duck hash with dried cherries, red onions, pine nuts, and eggs; and a shredded brisket sandwich.
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Eat where famous peeps and Presidents have sat. Chefs Stephen Starr and Justin Smillie superbly serve one of the city’s renowned brunches. There are traditional brunch options as well as a few more experimental options. Besides dishes like eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes, Upland serves more midday options like smoked salmon pizza and cacio e Pepe.
High Street on Hudson
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The High Street location in downtown is seen as being just as good as the Philadelphia original location. Chefs Eli Kulp and Ellen Yin have created an atmosphere where you can grab imaginative pastries and coffee to go or you can sit in the main dining room and enjoy one of the city’s finest breakfast sandwiches.
Jack’s Wife Freda
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Get off the beaten path for traditional brunch foods and try some Middle Eastern-inspired sandwiches, salads, and egg dishes. These are perfect options if you are looking for something that is tasty, but not too heavy. It’s no wonder that there’s always a crowd out the door.