One of New Yorkers’ favorite meals is brunch on the weekends. It’s the perfect cure for hangovers and the best time to recapture the previous night or to simply catch up with some friends. Of course everyone has his or her favorite spot, but the following are few brunch places we like. Tell us what you think of these restaurants and what your go-to brunch spot is by tweeting @cityspade!
Jane (100 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012) http://janerestaurant.com/
Been around since 2001, Jane is located between SoHo and Greenwich Village. Favorite brunch items among its clients are Benedict Johnny and Vanilla Bean French Toast. One bonus, every brunch entree comes with a complimentary cocktail drink.
Our tip: The line is long, so make reservations beforehand.
Clinton St Baking Company (4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002) http://clintonstreetbaking.com/
Claimed as “New York’s #1 breakfast spot” by Lonely Planet, Clinton St. Baking Company serves delicious pancakes that really are uncomparable, especially when paired with maple butter. We’ve also heard that the home-made tomato jam is a hit.
Our tip: Again, long line so be prepared. But definitely worth the wait.
Queen’s Comfort (4009 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103) http://queenscomfort.com/
Queen’s Comfort have only been around for a few years, but it has successfully rooted itself in Astoria by bringing Americana soul food to the neighborhood. If you are craving for some heavy-duty brunch, this is the place to go. No one can resist the temptation of some deep fried cac & cheese balls right?
Our tip: Cash only and BYOB
Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222) http://fiveleavesny.com/
Small place with friendly staffs, Five Leaves is a brunch place that even Manhattanites will leave their island to eat at. Truffle fries and Moroccan scramble are their popular food items. The decor of the restaurant is also outstandingly vintage.
Our tip: It’s located right off the G subway line, so be mindful of the travel time.
Max Brenner (841 Broadway b/t 13th St & E Union Square in Greenwich Village) http://maxbrenner.com/
This is a worldwide CHOCOLATE restaurant based in New York City. Its chocolate pizza was featured in a February 2011 segment of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate/Pizza. However, you do NOT have to be a chocolate lover to love the brunch offered here. A bite of biscuits or waffles with exceptional butter/chocolate sauce and diversified omelets accompanied by a glass of fresh juice will delight you for the rest of the weekend!
Our tip: Make a reservation. Be prepared for a sugar overload.