New York City takes brunch seriously.
OpenTable.com recently released a list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. Of the 100 restaurants on the list, 15 are based in New York City.
Offering everything from traditional Eggs Benedict to spicy chicken paired with red velvet waffles, these 15 restaurants are the city’s best places for brunch.
A historical New York City landmark, The Cupping Room Café was the first tall building to be built in SoHo in 1977 and is still in its original condition. The local favourite offers a cosy atmosphere and reasonable prices on brunch staples.
Hotel Chantelle is one of the few restaurants in the city offering multiple dining floors, including a glassed-in rooftop patio so you can enjoy your meal any time of the year.
The Lower East Side spot is definitely a party hotspot at night though, when its lounges are packed with fashionable New Yorkers enjoying post-meal cocktails.
A branch of the famous Parisian restaurant, Laduree SOHO offers an upscale tea party experience. Enjoy tea and macarons outside in their 2,530-square-foot tree-shaded garden or in one of the tea salons adorned with French antiques.
Escape the Manhattan crowds and visit Pasticceria Bruno for modern Italian delicacies.
It was voted the best Italian restaurant in Staten Island by the Staten Island Advance in 2013, and its brunch is a great way to spend a relaxing Sunday morning.
The Rainbow Room is famous for its luxurious brunch with views of Midtown and Central Park, live musicians, a grandiose ballroom, and a wide buffet selection including chorizo, mushroom, and black truffle omelettes.
Reservations are required 60 days in advance so be sure to book early for special occasions.
If you're looking for southern hospitality, head to Alphabet City's Root & Bone, where you can find modern takes on traditional southern brunch favourites, like shrimp and grits and waffles Benedict, made with fresh local ingredients.
This Upper West Side spot is the original location of the Sarabeth's chain, which is known for its delicious homestyle cooking. Lines can be long, but the tasty desserts and warm atmosphere make up for it.
SoCo is half restaurant and half cocktail bar, serving up food that fuses southern and Caribbean influences. The front of the Brooklyn restaurant offers a casual dining space and a DJ booth, while the back has a more formal banquet hall.
The Ellington is perfect if you're looking for a quick, casual and relaxing brunch. The Upper West Side joint offers country-style American and European cuisine and outdoor seating. You can usually make a last-minute reservation.