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New York Best Brunch Restaurants


Brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, indulge in an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and browse GAYOT's list of the best brunch restaurants in New York.

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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...

Bagatelle French
14/20
Dining Room at Bagatelle, New York, NY 1 Little West 12th St.
New York, NY 10014
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Gallic-themed eats and debauchery in the heart of the Meatpacking District. More...

Balthazar Restaurant French
14/20
Dining Room at Balthazar Restaurant, New York, NY 80 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
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New York restaurant that recalls a classic French brasserie of the early 20th century. 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...

Boulud Sud Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Boulud Sud, New York, NY 20 W. 64th St.
New York, NY 10023
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Mediterranean fare from Daniel Boulud in a sedate Upper West Side setting. 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...

The Clocktower American
14/20
Dining Room at The Clocktower, New York, NY The New York EDITION
5 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010

British chef Jason Atherton's Big Apple debut, situated in an actual clock tower. More...

Estela Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at Estela, New York, NY 47 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
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Mediterranean-influenced small plates from Ignacio Mattos in a diminutive NoLita space. 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...

Irvington American
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Dining Room at Irvington, New York, NY W New York - Union Square
201 Park Ave S.
New York, NY 10003

Green market-to-table American and Italian fare in the W New York - Union Square. More...

Le Coq Rico French
14/20
Dining Room at Le Coq Rico, New York, NY 30 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

Chef Antoine Westermann brings Alsatian and poultry-centric dining to the Flatiron District. More...

Little Frog French
14/20
Dining Room at Little Frog, New York, NY 322 E. 86th St.
New York, NY 10028

Parisian-inspired bistro near the Upper East Side’s Second Avenue subway. More...

Ma Peche Pan-Asian
14/20
Dining Room at Ma Peche, New York, NY Chambers
15 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10014
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David Chang brings his Momofuku empire uptown. More...

Maialino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Maialino, New York, NY Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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Danny Meyer does it again --- this time Roman-style. 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...

Maysville Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Maysville, New York, NY 17 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
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Inspired Southern fare in the Flatiron District. 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 created this 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 East Village restaurant serves American cuisine amid a homey ambience. More...

Reynard Contemporary
13/20
Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Rustic fare for bearded hipsters in Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel. More...

Roberta's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Roberta 261 Moore St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Pizza-centric and seasonal fare in a gritty Brooklyn neighborhood. More...

Rosemary's Italian
14/20
18 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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Stylized but well-executed Italian in an eye-tantalizing West Village space. More...

Sadelle's Jewish
13/20
Dining Room at Sadelle 463 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Kitsch cuisine in a chic atmosphere at this SoHo spot. More...

Socarrat Paella Bar Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Socarrat Paella Bar, New York, NY 284 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
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A NoLIta standout for paella and traditional Spanish tapas. More...

Union Square Cafe American
15/20
Dining Room at Union Square Cafe, New York, NY 101 E. 19th St.
New York, NY 10003

The new incarnation of Danny Meyer's first restaurant, serving elegant, seasonal dishes. More...

Upland California
14/20
Dining Room at Upland, New York, NY 345 Park Ave. S.
New York, NY 10010

Stephen Starr and Justin Smillie combine forces and talents to bring you this special spot. More...

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