No one can visit NYC without sitting down for a proper brunch. A staple for most New Yorker’s on the weekend, enjoy an Italian-style brunch at this rustic trattoria in Greenwich Village. The menu includes everything from classic egg and waffle dishes to season and American-Italian specialty dishes such as focaccia French toast. The brick walls lined with Chianti bottles and wooden chandeliers give the restaurant the restaurant a classic Italian – New York vibe. Make sure to make a reservation, especially if planning a visit during a weekend.
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Soak in Sunday morning with a sensational Bloody Mary at this seafood eatery in Brooklyn. We suggest the Bloody Mary Platter: two house Bloodys (choose vodka, tequila or gin), two sidekicks of pilsner, and a two-tier tower of bivalves, fresh vegetables, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs and a massive king crab leg. This combo will ensure that you recover all lost energy from the previous night in order to enjoy a fresh day of exploring around one of the largest cities in the world. Read more about the extensive and themed cocktail list as well as the individuals involved on their website.
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Come and indulge in some home-style American cooking during brunch at Bubby’s. Before opening his restaurant on Thanksgiving Day in 1990, chef and owner Ron Silverman baked pies out of a small Kitchen in Tribeca and began selling them to neighbors and restaurants. Now, Silverman owns two branches in Tribeca and the Meatpacking district. The restaurant thrives on making American cuisine from fresh American ingredients. You can read about the farms and companies where they source all of their ingredients on their website. Bubby’s serves brunch until 4 pm daily and offers more options than almost any other brunch location around.
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In the heart of SoHo, come and savor a true New York classic: a homemade and freshly baked bagel with lox. Not feeling a large portion of carbs this morning? Opt out for some lobster eggs benedict with a side of caviar. Sadelle’s also bakes other New York classics such as sticky buns and cheese blintzes in house. By night, this bakery transforms into a candle-lit brasserie specializing in caviar and Russian Vodka. The classic and trendy architecture and décor make the experience even more enjoyable.
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Enjoy some mouth-watering, Southern style cooking right on the East Coast. Located in TriBeCa, most diners know The Bennett for serving unbelievably good Bloody Mary’s. What’s a weekend brunch without a Bloody Mary or Mimosa? Wash away your headache from last night’s cocktails with one of their strong breakfast beverages accompanied by an Eggs Benedict or a homemade waffle. The Bennett also offers the option to host private events and large parties. Make sure to make a reservation when planning a visit.
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