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Best Brunch Restaurants in New York City in 2024

Isabel ThottamAuthor

New York City is known for a variety of great food. From bagels and lox to modern bottomless mimosa brunch spots and trendy coffee bars, there is a wealth of options on every corner of New York City. Whether you are in the mood for Cuban cuisine, Indian or Spanish meals, or just grabbing a bite from a street cart late at night, the food scene in New York City is unlike any other. 

And when it comes to brunch, New York City has some of the best restaurants. From various popular, trendy brunch restaurants to classic New York staples, you will find the best brunch dining options in this city. 

In this article, you will find the top 15 brunch spots in New York City in 2023. 

1. Sidney’s Five

2. Bubby’s

3. Sunday in Brooklyn

4. Jack Wife’s Freda

5. Egg Shop

6. For all things good

7. Yellow Rose

8. Sadelle’s

9. Buvette

10. Figaro

11. NoMo Kitchen

12. Ainslie

13. Chez Ma Tante

14. Sweet Catch

15. Balvanera

1.  Sidney’s Five – East Village

Located in the East Village of Manhattan, Sidney’s Five is a fun, popular restaurant and bar serving American food with a twist. This restaurant resembles a retro diner but has the feel of a bistro, which adds to the fun. Sidney’s Five specializes in events such as trivia, Drag brunch & performances, and themed parties. You can’t go wrong here – make sure to check out their Andouille sausage corndog or their blue crab omelet sandwich next time you stop by. 

2.  Bubby’s –Tribeca

For 30 years, Bubby’s has served up New York City classics at their Tribeca location on Hudson Street. A beloved restaurant and pie shop, Bubby’s started in 1990 on Thanksgiving and that small business feel that makes Bubby’s a local hot spot has remained. From pancakes and burgers to a bowl of matzo ball soup or a smoked salmon bagel plate, you can find all the New York City classics here.  Even if you simply want a slice of pie and coffee for breakfast, you can do that, at Bubby’s.

3. Sunday in Brooklyn – Brooklyn/Williamsburg

An American-style restaurant with a marketplace, bar, garden, and dining room, Sunday in Brooklyn is a hipster’s paradise. With a hip, stylish interior and American comfort food staples, like biscuits, corn muffins, and berry tartines, you can enjoy a light brunch or go big with a shakshuka or steak and egg plate. If you can’t decide, opt for their popular Sunday burger.  If you’re looking for a trendy brunch spot, check out Sunday in Brooklyn. 

4. Jack’s Wife Freda – SoHo

Featuring American food, Mediterranean cuisine,  and a wealth of classic cocktails, Jack’s Wife Freda is the picture-perfect brunch spot. In fact, it’s such a popular spot that they now have five locations across the city. 

Each location is known for having classic New York sidewalk seating and charmingly fun illustrations. Brunch here is colorful whether you order their rosewater and Lebanese yogurt topped waffle, their green shakshuka, or Maya’s breakfast bowl. If you want poached eggs for brunch or to feature on your Instagram, Jack’s Wife Freda is the go-to place for a colorful, trendy, and totally Instagramable dining experience.

5. Egg Shop – SoHo

An obsession and love for egg sandwiches is what started Egg Shop in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Now, the restaurant offers more variations of breakfast and lunch dishes using eggs as the main ingredient, paired with organic and seasonal ingredients sourced locally. Egg Shop is known for being quirky, colorful, and fun. Whether you want to eat eggs your way or their way, you can choose to have eggs poached, scrambled, on the side, or in a burrito. Whatever you are feeling for brunch, you can have it and more at Egg Shop in SoHo.

6. For all things good – Bed Stuy/Williamsburg

Just as its name states, for all things good is a popular brunch restaurant in New York City with locations in Bed Stuy and Williamsburg. Inspired by the art of tortilla making, for all things good serves fresh tortillas made with corn masa in order to offer higher quality Mexican food in a modern, minimalist-dining atmosphere. If you’re searching for traditional Mexican brunch food fare, such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, this is the right brunch spot for you. 

7. Yellow Rose – East Village

Owned by Texans who relocated to New York City, Yellow Rose is the spot for a transplant, local, or visitor seeking Texas staples in the big city. On the menu, you can find Texas-style food classics, such as breakfast tacos and sugar or buttermilk glazed donuts. A popular Texas staple includes their flour tortilla stuffed with stewed beef and dried chili gravy. Whether you are missing Texas or feeling a bit country, Yellow Rose will provide you with the food, drinks, and setting to find Texas in New York City.

8. Sadelle’s – SoHo

Owned by Major Food Group, Sadelle’s is a vintage brunch spot serving the best brunch staples in New York City. From oysters and shrimp cocktails to bagels with lox, triple-decker sandwiches, eggs benedict, and their special cheese blintzes or blueberry pancakes, you can find a variety of American classics at Sadelle’s. In an atmosphere reminiscent of an old country club or social house in the city, Sadelle’s is perfect for dining with friends, and family, or for taking a romantic brunch date. 

9. Buvette – West Village

A French-inspired bistro serving small plates and cocktails, Buvette is an ideal brunch spot for those looking for a cozy spot. Buvette is a casual yet elegant space for brunch or late-night drinks under the city lights. Whether you want to share a selection of patisseries or enjoy a traditional French croquet Madame sandwich, Buvette will set the mood or inspire you to try something new for brunch.

10. Figaro – Greenwich Village

Established in 1957, Figaro is a classic staple restaurant in New York City’s beloved Greenwich Village neighborhood. Serving American food and drinks, Figaro’s décor and menu are as fascinating as its history. With a trendy blue, yellow, and white color scheme and stylish New York City sidewalk seating, Figaro is one of the best brunch spots for locals and tourists. It’s recommended that you try their fresh trofie pasta with scallops, duck confit waffles, and a side of parmesan grits or crispy fingerlings smashed potatoes. 

11. NoMo Kitchen – SoHo

A farm-to-table restaurant with an eclectic, greenhouse aesthetic, NoMo Kitchen is located in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. Serving New American food, NoMo Kitchen offers a modern twist on comfort cuisine. Some of their most popular menu items include their breakfast pizza with herbed ricotta, honey-glazed bacon, and sunny-side-up eggs; a salmon burger will dill and pickled melon;  and their Nutella and crème fraîche French toast. For a whimsical brunch experience in a classic New York hotel setting, NoMo Kitchen will be one of your best brunch spots. 

12. Ainslie – Brooklyn

Ainslie in Brooklyn is the place to be for brunch and everything in between. Located in an old factory building turned restaurant and beer garden, Ainslie features multiple levels where you can discover something new from top to bottom. Whether you want to sip wine in their wine bar, kick back in their beer garden, or dine on their rooftop, Ainslie has a variety of atmosphere options. From wood-fired pizza to homemade pasta and pancakes served with gelato, you can spend your whole Sunday dining and enjoying the rustic Italian vibes at Ainslie.

13. Chez Ma Tante – Greenpoint

Chez Ma Tante, named after a Montreal Hot Dog shack, serves deliciously amazing European staples. A quaint, bistro-like pub, Chez Ma Tante’s white brick walls, and diversely European menu offerings allow it to stand out among other brunch spots. Whether you’re in the mood for Turkish coffee cake or falafel, foie gras, or quiche, Chez Ma Tante has unique options to serve you in their quiet, simple abode nestled in Greenpoint.

14. Sweet Catch–Brooklyn 

This Black- and woman-owned restaurant offers guests a fresh taste of the sea. Known for their flavorful soul food in a dining room as colorful and bright as the food on your plate, Sweet Catch knows how to host a party or event. Their house-made cornbread is a must-have for the table; and they’re the go-to brunch spot for oysters, crab cakes, and a seafood boil. 

For something unique, try their fried lobster on a cornflake waffle, complete with maple syrup and parsley-roasted garlic butter. Sweet Catch brings the Louisiana Bayou and clear waters of the Chesapeake Bay up into New York City through fresh, sweet, and flavorful food cooked with love.

15. Balvanera – Lower East Side

Balvanera is a popular Argentinean restaurant and brunch spot in the Lower East Side. Known for family-style food in a dimly lit, rustic wood dining room with a historic feel, Balvanera features cuisine from Buenos Aires and a quality selection of fine Argentinian wines. Their brunch is popular for their empanadas, sweet milk brioche, and a house-made chorizo sandwich. Balvanera also offers a bottomless brunch deal when you order a plate. This includes two hours worth of refills on either their signature sangria or mimosas, making them a must-visit for brunch in New York City.

Brunch is always a good idea in New York City. Though there are endless options to choose from in a city known for its diverse food scene, it’s better to plan ahead and reserve a spot at a popular restaurant. These top 15 brunch restaurants are the best options for your next visit to New York City in 2023.

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