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New York Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in New York City.

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230 Fifth Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at 230 Fifth, New York, NY 230 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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Enjoy the view twenty floors above Manhattan. More...

A Voce Columbus Italian
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Dining Room at A Voce Columbus, New York, NY Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir., Third Floor
New York, NY 10019
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A Voce Columbus offers contemporary Italian fare with a view. More...

Balthazar Restaurant French
14/20
Dining Room at Balthazar Restaurant, New York, NY 80 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012

New York restaurant that recalls a classic French brasserie of the early twentieth century. More...

Bar Americain Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Bar Americain, New York, NY 152 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay brings a touch of Paris to Midtown West. More...

Beauty & Essex American
14/20
Dining Room at Beauty & Essex, New York, NY 146 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
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A scene-y pawnshop/nightclub/restaurant attracts the trendy and posh to the Lower East Side. More...

Brasserie 8 1/2 French
14/20
Dining Room at Brasserie 8 1/2, New York, NY 9 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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A welcome respite on busy 57th Street presenting both brasserie and bistro favorites. More...

Cafe Luxembourg French
13/20
200 W. 70th St.
New York, NY 10023
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A fine French bistro for pre-theatre dinner or après-opera supper. More...

Diablo Royale Mexican
13/20
189 W. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10014
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The devil's in the details for this West Village Mexican bistro. More...

The Diner Diner
12/20
44 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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This painfully hip Diner dishes up deliciously classic comfort food. More...

FishTag Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at FishTag, New York, NY 222 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
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A seafood-heavy gastropub from chef Michael Psilakis. More...

Friend of a Farmer Bakery
13/20
77 Irving Pl.
New York, NY 10003
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Green Acres, or this faux-New England facsimile of it, is the place to be for a fab weekend brunch. More...

Home American
13/20
20 Cornelia St.
New York, NY 10014
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A farmhouse-style eatery oozing cozy comfort and modern American fare. More...

Kingswood Australian
14/20
Dining Room at Kingswood, New York, NY 121 W. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10011
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Warm West Village eatery serves up a menu of Australian- and English-inspired dishes. More...

Kitchenette American
13/20
80 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10007
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A top TriBeCa brunch draw---and the lunches and dinners aren't bad either. More...

Maison Premiere French
14/20
Dining Room at Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY 298 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Oysters and absinthe rule at this popular Williamsburg bar and restaurant. More...

Marseille French
14/20
Dining Room at Marseille, New York, NY 630 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10036
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Sultry dining room and heady French-Moroccan fare found in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. More...

Minetta Tavern American
14/20
Dining Room at Minetta Tavern, New York, NY 113 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
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Keith McNally resurrects a Village relic and injects some meatiness into its menu. More...

Morandi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Morandi, New York, NY 211 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014
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Keith McNally and chef Tony Liu team up to create a hip West Village outpost of authentic Italian cuisine. More...

The National Modern American
14/20
The Benjamin
557 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
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Modern American cuisine from chef Geoffrey Zakarian at The Benjamin. More...

The Odeon American
12/20
145 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
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This now-classic TriBeCa bistro was one of the neighborhood's first hotspots. More...

Prune American
14/20
Dining Room at Prune, New York, NY 54 E. First St.
New York, NY 10003
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This rustica Americana dips into Anglo-American roots with dishes like a mixed grill with kidney---all served in a homey ambience. More...

Tea & Sympathy English
12/20
108 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011

A good spot for a cup of tea and the basics of English cuisine. More...

Vinegar Factory Café
13/20
431 E. 91st St.
New York, NY 10128
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Enjoy a weekend brunch in the upstairs loft space at Eli Zabar's Upper East Side gourmet market. More...

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