With the weather finally warming up, Spring fever has hit New York with a vengeance! Whether you’re planning a trip to New York or are long time New Yorker, scoring the right table for Sunday brunch is essential. Below, the Hot Sox team rounds up our current top brunch spots. We’ve included a mix of new hot spots as well as some proven favorites. Happy brunching!
Augustine - Grapefruit Brulee - @augustinenewyork
Keith McNally’s recently opened restaurant in the new Beekman Hotel is quickly on its way to becoming a classic! Although great for any meal, the brunch menu offers a wide selection of French classics. The exquisite setting and excellent people watching play a close second to the outstanding food.
Mention “best NY brunch” to any local and Clinton St. Baking Co is sure to come up! Not for the faint of heart due to long lines, the pancakes here are certainly among the best anywhere.
Cookshop - Bloody Mary - @cookshopny
The perfect day of West Chelsea gallery hopping should always start with brunch at Cookshop! Long a neighborhood favorite, Cookshop delivers an innovative New American take on brunch classics as well as ample outdoor seating.
Lafayette offers a beautiful, sprawling space and a French-influenced menu of brunch favorites. Although only a few years old, Lafayette is already a NoHo classic.
Chicken & Waffles - @hungreats
If you’re planning a visit to MOMA, be sure to stop in for brunch at Má Pêche from the Momofuku group. While not your typical brunch menu, the egg buns alone are worth the trip!
Situated under The High Line, Santina’s Amalfi Coast inspired décor and menu will transport you to La Dolce Vita. Santina’s seasonal cocktail menu which includes the “View from Positano” will have you ready for Summer in no time!
Tartine has been a West Village institution for over twenty years. Combining a quaint bistro feel with a classic French brunch menu, Tartine is hard to beat. Tartine is cash only and doesn’t accept reservations, arrive early or prepare to wait. The side walk tables offer excellent people watching if you’re lucky enough to snag one!
Although often considered a tourist trap by locals, The Boathouse’s location in the middle of Central Park is unparalleled. The restaurant does a good job with a classic brunch menu. Be sure to reserve a table by the window so you can watch the rowboats go by!
The Upland - @upland_nyc
This NoMad newcomer offers an exciting mix of Italian inspired brunch classics and modern pizzas. The rustic dining room is a perfect complement to the scrumptious food. Reserve a window table if possible!