Best Brunch in NYC


NounsBrunch in New York City: some call it a sport, others a religion. I call it the best way to get together with friends and explore some of the best restaurants in NYC. While brunch is technically defined as “a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning,” New Yorkers have taken it to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a bacon-infused Bloody Mary or the best Eggs Benedict in town, New York offers some of the best brunch options out there. We’ve picked out our favorite brunch spots in the city, check them out below!


Pies ‘n’ Thighs

166 South 4th Street | Williamsburg | Brooklyn

If you’re looking for a Southern barbecue-style comfort food brunch spot, look no further than Pies ‘n’ Thighs. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this creative restaurant offers the classic Chicken & Waffles, a delicious chicken biscuit, a variety of pies, and even donuts with rotating monthly flavors. If you want to try their biscuits without the chicken, you can also opt for their biscuit with hot pepper or sour cherry jam!

best brunch in nycThe Chicken Biscuit with honey butter and hot sauce

More Photos from Pies ‘n’ Thighs:

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Root and Bone

200 East 3rd Street | Between Avenues A & B | East Village

Root and Bone brings fresh, Southern-style country food to the table of one of the largest cities in the world. Known for dishes like their crispy fried chicken (called Bucket of Bird), shrimp & grits and the fried chicken & waffle sandwich, Root and Bone offers deliciously authentic Southern dishes for a reasonable price. Definitely stop by for your next brunch opportunity to have a taste of the diversity of New York City.

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42 Grove Street | Between Bedford St. and Bleecker St. | West Village

Opened in 2011 by Chef Jody Williams, Buvette is the spot for a French and Italian-style brunch. Through the wonderful ambiance and service, New York locals love to start their day off in this West Village restaurant. Although specializing in special French dishes such as tartines and steamed eggs, Buvette also offers delicious meats, coffee, and wines. The restaurant is open from 8am to 2am, so if you don’t have time for brunch, be sure to stop by Buvette in the evening either for a tasty dinner or maybe just for a drink at the bar.

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ABC Kitchen

35 East 18th Street | Between Broadway & Park Ave S | Union Square

For those looking for a great brunch option with a unique and fun atmosphere, ABC Kitchen is for you. Recommended options include the French Toast with vanilla poached cherries, as well as the Eggs Benedict with flying pigs farm ham (see picture below). Just keep your wallet in mind before ordering the booze. A pair of cocktails alone will cost you $36 before tax & tip.

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The Little Owl

90 Bedford Street | Between Grove and Barrow St | West Village

For those looking for delicious food as well as a nice selection of brunch cocktails, check out The Little Owl in the West Village. Options include their Poached Organic Eggs with fontina biscuits, sausage, greens and hollandaise sauce, as well as their First-rate whole wheat  Flapjacks. The Beignets with Nutella and raspberry are delicious as well.

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Clinton Street Baking Co.

4 Clinton Street | Between Avenue B and Houston Street | Lower East Side

Looking for award-winning pancakes and pastries? Clinton Street Baking Co. is the right brunch spot for you! Chef Neil’s pancakes are rated the best in the city by the New York Times, and the Lonely Planet voted Clinton Street Baking Co. New York’s #1 best breakfast spot. Not only are the pancakes fluffy and perfectly cooked, but the chicken and waffles are as delicious as they are famous. If you don’t have time to stop by, make sure to check out the Clinton St. Baking Co. Cookbook, which was a NY Times “Best of 2010.” The cookbook contains recipes for their famous pancakes, pastries, desserts, and more that you can try out for yourself at home. Due to all the accolades expect a lengthy wait. Either try to beat the brunch rush by going early, or put your name down and do some nearby exploring for drinks until they call you when your table is ready.

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BeeHive Oven Biscuit Cafe

182 S. 2nd Street | Between Driggs Ave. and Roebling St. | Williamsburg

Chef Treva Chadwell and her husband John opened BeeHive Oven in 2014 aiming to provide a sense of comfort food with recipes and foods that they grew up loving. Ever since, customers have loved the biscuits, fried chicken, and an extensive variety of breakfast items. If you’re hungry you can’t go wrong with the Chicken-fried steak either. Situated in a cozy, relaxing environment in Williamsburg, put a visit to this café on your to-do list in New York!

Brunch at Beehive Oven Biscuit Cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Queens Comfort

40-09 30th Ave | Between Steinway & 41st Streets | Astoria

Queens Comfort serves some of the best home-style brunch in New York. From their famous disco tots to a long list of creative and delicious eggs benedict options, Queens Comfort offers a large selection of savory breakfast and brunch foods. Although there is typically a wait, as the restaurant is usually full and does not take reservations Friday-Sunday, the host of the restaurant Avatar will entertain you and certainly make the wait seem shorter! Avatar adds to the fun and creative vibe of the restaurant, asking you a question or riddle before you’re allowed in. Two important notes: 1) Queens Comfort is BYOB and 2) make sure to ask about their homemade donut of the week!


“South by Southwest” Benedict:

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On the left are their Atomic Fireballs (fried Mac & Cheese) and on the right their homemade weekly donut, which that weekend was root Beer Float Doughnut with Cherry, White Chocolate Chips and Root Beer Glaze:

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