One of the greatest perks of living in the New York area is the sheer number of amazing new eateries that open their doors each month. With brunch an indispensable part of most city dwellers' ideal weekend, brunch spots are in especially high demand across are fair metropolis.To help satisfy your ongoing quest for the perfect brunch, we've scoured our favorite neighborhoods and come up with these fantastic new spots to try ASAP.
500 Jersey Avenue near Wayne Street, Jersey City
Chef Ryan Depersio gives American classics a jolt at Kitchen Step, located in the heart of Jersey City. Nominated in New Jersey Monthly's 2017 top restaurant poll, Kitchen Step's market-driven brunch menu includes croissant French toast waffles finished with homemade cinnamon whipped cream, Nutella-swirl pancakes and eggs benedict with truffle hollandaise, to name just a few. Brunch also features its own cocktail menu with classic and contemporary libations to wet your whistle, but time your visit wisely. Brunch is served on weekends between 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. only.
101 Edgecombe Avenue near West 139th Street, Harlem
Billing their inspiration as "the flavors of Jamaica and England with a little New York attitude," this Hamilton Heights-adjacent eatery takes brunch seriously by offering the meal seven days a week. On weekends, their multinational influences are front and center with offerings like fish & chips and curried chicken sandwich with fried plantains, while weekday brunch fare takes a middle-of-the-road approach with fried egg sandwiches, burgers and parmesan cheese grits with shrimp and scrambled eggs. With exposed brick, plenty of windows and zebra-striped banquettes, this chic Uptown spot welcomes brunchers starting at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends.
572 Fulton Street at Elm Place, Downtown Brooklyn
Set at the intersection of Downtown, Fort Greene and Boerum Hill, just steps from BAM and Barclays Center, Lady's is at the epicenter of Brooklyn's most exciting neighborhoods. This new neighborhood spot offers a wonderful mix of Italian-infused brunch specialties sure to entice brunch-hunters from across the borough. The menu is filled with classic egg dishes and Italian pizzas and pastas, and for those who can't decide, there's even a bacon, egg and cheese pizza topped with mozzarella. The handcrafted cocktail menu is worth gander as well. With Amaro Ramazzotti, ginger, lemon and prosecco, the house specialty Milano 75 sounds like the perfect brunch accompaniment to us. Brunch is served at Lady's Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
348 Wythe Avenue near South 2nd Street, Williamsburg
One of the city’s new kings of the morning meal, Sunday in Brooklyn is all about celebrating brunch’s holiest day: Sunday. With a brunch menu ranging from snacks to full entrees, those of all hunger levels will be more than satisfied at this new Williamsburg darling. The maple cheddar biscuit sounds perfect, and oatmeal fans rave about the goat's milk butter and blueberry raisins version here. If you're looking for more filling fare, head straight to the egg and sausage sandwich with Gochujang red chili aioli. For drinks, the Sunday, Bloody Sunday with mezcal and housemade Bloody Mary mix is a must. Despite the name, Sunday in Brooklyn serves brunch daily.
80 Kent Street near Franklin Street, Greenpoint
The renowned Maman empire continues to expand, with a Greenpoint location joining SoHo, Tribeca, and even Toronto, outposts. In the buzzy Brooklyn Maman's upstairs dining space, you'll want to take your time perusing the deep brunch menu filled with French and American influences and family-inspired delights. First-timers should consider starting with a few tartines before partaking in the green tea waffles with poached pears, ricotta and berries. Meanwhile, the waffle-iron hash browns with smoked salmon and the truffle croque "maman" are ideal savory selections. Accompany your brunch meal with the "Mamosa" or a vineyard peach Bellini and grab a few Maman’s nutty chocolate chip cookies to go. Maman Greenpoint serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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