Whether it’s a day out with friends or a casual meeting with colleagues, one thing is true: everyone loves brunch. We’ve gathered the best places for brunch in New York City and beyond to help make your next afternoon out fresh and fun.
Clinton Street Baking Company
Come for the pancakes, stay for the atmosphere: Clinton Street Baking Company, at 4 Clinton Street in NYC, has modern décor – think exposed brick and high ceilings – and a light brunch menu. Locals and tourists alike flock to try this eatery’s blueberry pancakes.
It might be hard to see from the street, but this hidden gem (Freeman Alley NYC) is worth the hunt. The artichoke dip is legendary, and folks say the scrambled eggs are light and fluffy.
At 100 W Houston St, Jane is one of the hippest brunch places in Greenwich Village. The expansive menu offers something for every taste, but locals especially recommend trying the French toast and Eggs Benedict.
Farther afield, head to Syracuse for this brunch place that’s bursting with charm and Latin flavor (526 Westcott St). Top picks? The Cinco Slammer (toast, hash browns, and 2 eggs with chorizo) or the Huevos Rancheros. A recently-expanded dining room means there’s plenty of space for large groups. Alto Cinco also has a sister location, Otro Cinco (S. Warren St.), where Jamaican flavors take over the weekend brunch menu.
Elm City Social
North of New York City, in New Haven, Elm City Social (266 College St.) encourages you to share your plate – and with house-made chips this good, everyone will want a bite. Also noteworthy are the Red Velvet waffles, which are sweet but not overpowering.
Brasserie 292 is located at 292 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, just 90 minutes from NYC proper. The brunch menu here is a dizzying array of both brunch classics and new twists: apple-oatmeal pancakes; duck hash; braised lamb. The prices are accessible, and the French atmosphere will make anyone feel like they’ve taken a flight to Europe.
Just over the Brooklyn Bridge in Williamsburg is where you’ll find this little gem (325 Manhattan Ave). The coffee is fantastic, and the décor is so cozy you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an old- world Italian home (it&’s owned by a husband-wife team). But it’s not just the coffee that’s worth a taste: try the Tostone with avocado, which comes on homemade bread and topped with pesto.
Slimák just opened at 4110 4th Ave in Brooklyn, but it’;s fast gaining a reputation for having one of the best brunch menus in the area. Locally-roasted coffee and fresh ingredients will have you coming back for more.
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