Brunch is a very popular event in New York City. It is a great way to meet up with friends and family, prior to a day of visiting museums, shopping and just enjoying all that the city has to offer. This is not only for tourists, but the local folks take brunch very seriously. The selection of places that serve brunch is quite vast, so I felt a top 10 list was in order. Here is my list, with a few suggestions for you, in no particular order (as always) :
Lafayette - Lemon Pancakes or Smoked Salmon Benedict On Brioche
Financier Patisserie - my old standby, Les Tartes or Les Quiches, great for brunch time!!
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridian – West 50’s – ANYTHING here is FABULOUS
Buttermilk Channel – American/Carroll Gardens –Fried Pork Chop & Cheddar Waffles or Pecan Pie French Toast
Rosemary’s – Italian/West Village – Lamb Panini or Orecchiette with broccoli rabe and homemade sausage
Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar – Financial District – Brunch special is great deal for $16.95 plus all you can drink Mimosa's or Bloody Mary's as well as coffee or tea, Nutella French Toast would be my top choice!
Almond – Flatiron – Ricotta Pancakes or Almond Hash
Clinton Street Baking Company - Lower East Side - Anything here would be amazing
The Stand NYC - Gramercy - Crab Caked Benedict or Pannette French Toast or Chicken Pot Pie Bread Bowl