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Brunch is a cherished meal in New York City, when friends gather together to recap the events from the night before over Mimosas and eggs.The experts at Zagat have found the best brunch places in Manhattan, from downtown to uptown. Here are their top picks, organised by location (downtown, midtown, uptown).
The menu at DBGB is created around the wide variety of craft beers and fine wines this downtown establishment offers. Brunch can be ordered a la carte or prix fixe, which includes a basket of delicate mini pastries, a main, and an ice cream sundae.
Ilili is delighted to bring guests a Lebanese-style brunch. Their specialty is eggs cocotte--coddled eggs--which they prepare in a variety of ways with a variety of flavours. Brunch comes with coffee, orange juice, or grapefruit juice, and your choice of pomegranate cava, mimosa, or bellini.
The proud chefs of Cookshop devote their culinary skills to sustainable ingredients, humanely raised animals, and fresh produce from local farmers. The brunch menu is homey, hearty, and satisfying.
Ouest's brunch comes in the form of a two-course prix fixe menu. Diners can choose a starter first course, a second course, and coffee or tea. A favourite is the crisp fried poached eggs with house smoked duck breast. Brunch also comes with a basket of homemade mini pastries.
Cafe D'Alsace gives guests a true taste of French cuisine with croque madames and monsieurs, brioche French toast, and quiche Lorraine. But while you're there, don't miss out on their not-so-French brunch items such as the German apple pancakes or the grilled Scottish salmon.
Enjoy bottomless sangria with your brunch at Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side. Their Latin American brunch dishes put a savory spin on your weekend brunch. Instead of your average bacon or fruit salad on the side, try the Spanish sausage or sweet and green plantains.
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