If you are looking for the perfect place for a posh brunch in New York City, check out some of our favorites:
Midtown Luxury: Times Square Edition
The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens, helmed by acclaimed Chef John Fraser within The Times Square EDITION has launched the ultimate Brunch Party. Every Saturday starting June 10th from 11am-2:30pm, guests will love the elevated brunch experience spanning several areas of the 9th floor restaurant overlooking Times Square. Start with a handcrafted welcome cocktail featuring Hendrick’s Flora Adora gin, followed by a raw bar, smoked fish & charcuterie boards, a gourmet egg station, a delectable selection of sides, and an expertly crafted sweets display inspired by the garden. After brunch, guests are invited to venture to Garden East where a DJ and live music and more tantalizing libations await. To book: CLICK HERE
Modern Zen: Popular at PUBLIC Hotel
Peruvian restaurant Popular within PUBLIC Hotel has officially launched its NEW weekend brunch menu in tandem with the reopening of its outdoor space, Bowery Garden. Offered every weekend from 11am – 3pm, the al fresco dining experience in the open-air terrace is the perfect place to nosh on signature favorites like the Popular Cheeseburger, topped with caramelized onions, blue cheese, mushroom jam, served alongside fries, as well as the Popular Fried Chicken served with Vermont maple syrup, pickled shallots, jalapenos, also served alongside fries.
High Energy: Maison Close
Maison Close opened to much adieu in July of 2022, and the weekend brunch is definitely the place to be for high-energy moments. Located in Soho, Maison Close is inspired by french celebrations, and the vibe revolves around champagne, elevated cocktails and traditional french cuisine like beef tartare, seared foie gras, whole Maine lobster and Dover Sole. Open from 12-6pm on Saturday and 12-7pm on Sunday.
History with a View: Ophelia
Ophelia, in the historic Beekman Tower will serve the ultimate “Top of the Tower” cocktail brunch every Sunday from 12-4 pm, launching on June 25th, 2023. The art deco glass tower in the sky will feature a selection of three 3-Tiered Brunch Towers featuring everything from freshly baked scones, smoked salmon, and mini Maine lobster rolls to caviar-topped quiche and crispy pommes, as well as an a la carte menu, including crab benedict, crispy prosciutto egg & cheese croissant, Belgian waffles, and more. Always known for their cocktails, brunch will be no different with a Ophelia’s Mimosa (Casalini prosecco, Napoleon Mandarine, orange bitters, and orange espuma), Verde Mary (Rutte celery gin, tomatillo, jalapeño, cilantro, horseradish, cumin, and lime) and a Watermelon Refresher (bourbon, fresh watermelon juice, honey, lemon, and Fever Tree ginger beer). To book: www.opheliany.com/#/form-reservations
Downtown hotspot Nat’s on Bleeker has launched a new all-day buffet every Sunday this summer from 11am-8pm. The whimsical Greenwich Village restaurant will offer a spread of all-you-can-eat dishes that rotate throughout the day. Brunchy
With something for everyone, try frittatas, fried chicken, and shakshuka, baked shells, seasonal veggies, refreshing salads and more. For dessert, head to the decedent display of croissants, cookies, coconut cupcakes, and Devil’s Food cake. Make it Sunday-Funday with a selection of large format cocktails served in oversized pitchers, such as Strawberry Rose Sangria, Spicy Peach Margarita, and Watermelon Crush that serve up to six.
West Village hidden gem The Commerce Inn has just launched brunch service, and the shaker-inspired menu is fantastic. From NYC acclaimed Chefs Rita Sodi and Jody Williams (Via Carota, I Sodi, Buvette and Bar Pisellino) the brunch menu features fresh fare with simple, clean ingredients. Don’t miss the fluffiest, decadent pancakes with blueberries or American Breakfast with farm fresh eggs, bacon, hash browns and mashed peas. For something a little more unique, the Succotash with corn, peppers, cherry tomatoes and beans or the Lamb Pasty with spiced chopped lamb and peas, or Salt Beef Hash with dropped eggs are the perfect option. Pair with a bespoke Bloody Mary menu (choose from Classic, Green Tomato with cucumber, celery and basil or the Bloody Bull with red tomato and oxtail broth).
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