5 Great Brunch Spots in New York City
Weekends in the summer mean sunshine, beaches, rooftop bars, and the famous New York City brunch.
Brunch promises a good time with your girlfriends or the perfect place for a weekend party. After working hard all week, you deserve to relax. These late breakfasts are filled with Bloody Marys, mimosas, and delicious entrees (if you know where to go).
Here are some great brunch spots:
PS 450 is a lounge by night, but it has a killer brunch deal that you can’t pass up on. Located on 450 Park Ave South in Manhattan, every Saturday and Sunday they have brunch from 11a-6pm. It is 21+ and only accepts reservations for parties of 10 and above. It is first come first serve otherwise, so make sure you get there on the early side. There is also a dress code, so throw on that summer dress you’ve reserved for after-work hours. For $40, you get two hours of bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys. This also includes one entrée. If you want to check out PS 450 for the entire brunch menu, you can do so here.
Located on 140 7th Ave South in the West Village, Agave is a well-known Mexican restaurant. For $29.95, Agave offers a two-hour brunch with bottomless mimosas, sangria, and the Agave traditional margarita. They offer a pre-fixe breakfast menu, or you can opt to do appetizers, quesadillas, or traditional salads and sandwiches if you’re in more of a “lunch” than “breakfast” mood. Like most New York locations, Agave tends to fill up quickly during brunch hours. Luckily, they accept reservations for parties over 12.
Tenth Avenue Cookshop
For a classier setting, Tenth Avenue Cookshop is the way to go. Located at 156 10th Avenue in Manhattan, this joint is perfect for a more upscale brunch that you may want to host a special occasion at. Although there is no pre-fixe menu, Tenth Avenue Cookshop’s menu is decadent and the food is locally sourced. Cookshop has funky dishes like Baked Cocoa Crepes, Cornmeal-Jalapeno Griddle Cakes, and Chocolate Cream Crumb buns. It also has an assortment of cocktails and various versions of Bloody Marys (I had never heard of a Pickled Mary until I stumbled across Cookshop).
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
During the summer, I take any chance I can get to be outside. Rooftop bars are great at night, but also for brunch. Located on 5th avenue in Manhattan, 230 has a brunch buffet with a view. $29 for adults and $15 for kids, the buffet includes breakfast food, salads, and during the summer, a grill station. The only downside to this location, for the adults at least, is that beverages are not included in the brunch buffet package. But I think the ability to sit outdoors with a view of the city is a good substitute for bottomless drinks. Check out their website and menu here.
Last but not least, we have Mother’s Ruin. Located at 18 Spring Street, New York, New York, this bar also has an enticing brunch special. If you look under “Bitchin Brunch” on their website, you’ll find another unique menu you can only find in the city. Enjoy Mother’s Biscuits and Gravy or ‘Eggo’ Waffles with the day’s Daily Drinkables. Besides their daily cocktails, they also serve beer, wine, and champagne. Brunch is from 11am-5pm, and although there is no pre-fixe menu, all of their entrees range from $10-$16. Not bad, huh?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: AMY VAUGHN
I am a recent Montclair State University graduate with a BA in English. My first love is writing, specifically nonfiction and short stories. International human rights and women’s rights are also strong passions of mine. I hope to someday be able to call myself an editor, human rights advocate, and jewelry designer. I can’t live without Mad Men (er, Netflix), soy chai lattes, or my adorable Wheaten terrier, Pippin.