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The Best Brunch Restaurants in New York

The OpenTable Team

The New York love affair with brunch is over a hundred years old and shows no signs of waning. A term coined in the 1890s as a Sunday morning recovery meal for Saturday revelers, brunch is the ideal fuel in the city that never sleeps. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to classic New York bagel spots, airy bistros to cozy Italian—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Sadelle’s, Balthazar, VILLARD
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, French, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:SoHo, Midtown East
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Sadelle’s

$$$$·American·
SoHo
1,172 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Lunch
The Wall Street Journal said that Sadelle’s have made breakfast the new dinner. Considering that around 800 hungry customers walk through Sadelle’s in SoHo each morning, that’s no Read more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in New York / Tri-State Area
289 people mentioned the Bagels
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Balthazar

$$$$·French·
SoHo
6,877 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
A red canopy with gold writing announces the elegant presence of Balthazar on Spring Street. Primarily a French brasserie, besides the fine dining in the evening the restaurant hasRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in New York / Tri-State Area
68 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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VILLARD

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown East
187 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Set in the exclusive Lotte New York Palace Hotel, Villard Restaurant boasts the city’s “definitive breakfast room,” and the best brunch NYC has to offer. Numerous reviews back thisRead more
6 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
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Lafayette

$$$$·French·
NoHo
2,594 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
Lafayette is a celebration of French cookery in downtown Manhattan. The interior is a “cinematic landscape rooted in traditional brasserie style,” with bright colors meeting mahogaRead more
88% recommended
48 people mentioned the Croissants

Cookshop

$$$$·American·
Chelsea
5,472 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Named after the 19th-century private homes where cooks served simple yet delicious food, Cookshop prides themselves on using seasonal produce to create a range of tempting menus. YRead more
94% recommended
115 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
One of the top restaurants in Long Island, Casa Enrique delivers tasty Mexican food to locals and tourists day in, day out. So booking is essential! Lunch and brunch meet on the saRead more
96% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area
13 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Upland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,387 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Attempting to combine rusticity with seasonal eating and international cuisine, Upland is a smart and sophisticated fixture in the New York dining scene. Wood and leather abound inRead more
90% recommended
65 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Lincoln Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Upper West Side
5,315 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Enjoy Italian cuisine served in style at this modern and sleek restaurant at New York’s Lincoln Center. The restaurant works with local farmers and suppliers to get the best ingredRead more
93% recommended
49 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche

Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
580 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
A mixture of Milanese tradition and New York elegance creates a welcoming atmosphere at Sant Amboeus’ Madison Avenue restaurant. Famous for risotto and stunning Italian wines, SantRead more
93% recommended
5 people mentioned the Latte
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Bar Boulud

$$$$·French·
Upper West Side
7,451 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Owned by one of the most revered French chefs in New York, Daniel Boulud, Bar Boulud prides itself on making sure each guest knows that they are welcome and important. With a rangeRead more
89% recommended
159 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Temple Court

$$$$·American·
Financial District
766 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
If you like entertainment while you brunch, Temple Court in the Beekman Hotel is the place for you. Chef Carlos runs a seasonal brunch menu with live music from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. BRead more
90% recommended
20 people mentioned the Baked Alaska

Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
1,688 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Chef John Fraser and James Truman have created a celebration of vegan and vegetarian eating. Trying to move away from the idea that getting rid of meat is a sacrifice, they use seaRead more
87% recommended
52 people mentioned the Dumplings

La Pecora Bianca - Midtown

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown East
712 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Bright and open, this welcoming restaurant on New York’s Second Avenue is recognizable by the cute sheep logo adorning the window. The brunch menu is extensive and ranges from cockRead more
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Tagliatelle

ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,752 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
The restaurant for ABC Carpet & Home is a popular destination for hungry shoppers and savvy diners alike. There's a beautiful dining room crafted from salvaged and repurposed materRead more
91% recommended
105 people mentioned the Calamari
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AQUAGRILL

$$$$·Seafood·
SoHo
1,875 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
There are so many places to dine in SoHo but if you love seafood, it should come as no surprise that with a name like Aquagrill, this is the place to be. Billed as NYC’s Best OysteRead more
93% recommended
Seafood in Manhattan
43 people mentioned the Fresh Seafood
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Park Avenue Summer

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,530 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Seasonal
  • Good for a Date
Now known as Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Summer/Spring, this most recent addition to the Park Avenue restaurant family focuses on reinterpretations of classic favorite dishes. The brRead more
91% recommended
41 people mentioned the Chocolate Cube

The Dutch

$$$$·American·
SoHo
2,588 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Proud to run an unpretentious American joint serving nice food and drink, the experienced team at the Dutch aim to provide a menu that makes them and their customers happy. Get a cRead more
91% recommended
131 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Cantina Rooftop

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown West
616 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
If you fancy a rooftop brunch, NYC is the city that delivers. Add in fantastic Mexican flavors and a retractable glass roof to deal with the weather, and you've found Cantina RooftRead more
Outdoor Dining in Manhattan
7 people mentioned the Guacamole

Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,133 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
An Italian restaurant that’s much in demand at the moment, it’s worth booking while you can. Time Out says that diners are clamoring for a table due to “seductive food” served amonRead more
85% recommended
26 people mentioned the Lemon Ricotta
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