If there’s one thing New York has a lot of (besides traffic, tourists, and Starbucks), it’s brunch spots. It seems that every week there’s a new restaurant being written up as the “it” place to gather with friends for mimosas and Eggs Benedict. While it can be confusing to navigate the plethora of options, here at H+B we’ve made your choice a little easier by selecting our top five spots for everyone’s favorite Sunday tradition. Happy brunching!
Though their interior design aesthetic might be minimalist, the dishes at Dimes are anything but. The go-to spot for downtown artists and foodies, Dimes mixes out-of-the-box ingredients in interesting ways, as evidenced in dishes like the Royal Toast with figs, blue grapes, goat cheese, and chamomile. Also excellent are the acai bowls, made with Dimes’ house-made almond milk. Pro tip: get there early on the weekends since Dimes does not accept reservations.
+ 49 Canal Street, New York, NY 10002
The Fat Radish
With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, The Fat Radish has become one of the best LES brunch spots despite its cash-only policy. Brunch options range from standard comfort food options like avocado toast and scotch eggs to more innovative fare, such as the winter squash frittata and truffled duck fat chips. Make sure to also try their fresh-squeezed juices (the green juice is especially impressive).
+ 17 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Chalk Point Kitchen
The ultimate in farm-to-table cuisine, the food at Chalk Point Kitchen is some of the best New York has to offer, brunch or otherwise. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori, CPK serves up a variety of fresh, unique options that cater to any taste. With a rustic, farmhouse design that complements the food perfectly, CPK is the quintessential restaurant for a relaxing Sunday brunch.
+ 527 Broome Street, New York, NY
Sons of Essex
If you’re looking for a party feel at brunch, look no further than Sons of Essex. Signature cocktails courtesy of their master bartenders and a fantastic playlist from one of the weekend DJs set the tone for an entertaining afternoon. Luckily, the food matches the energy of the atmosphere—cult favorites like the brunch pizza and Captain Crunch French toast have made Sons of Essex the first name in comfort food.
+ 133 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002