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:Desayuno, Francesa, Americana contemporánea
Neighborhoods:SoHo, Midtown East

Sadelle’s

$$$$·Desayuno·
SoHo
1,290 reviews
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ideal para la comida
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
88% recommended
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Balthazar

$$$$·Francesa·
SoHo
7,984 reviews
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Ideal para la comida
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
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
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VILLARD

$$$$·Americana contemporánea·
Midtown East
242 reviews
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Ocasión especial
  • Conversación tranquila
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
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Lafayette

$$$$·Francesa·
NoHo
2,855 reviews
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Buena opción para grupos
  • Ideal para el brunch
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
100% recommended

Cookshop

$$$$·Americana·
Chelsea
5,776 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Ideal para el brunch
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
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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexicana·
Long Island City
914 reviews
  • Auténtico
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
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
95% recommended
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Upland

$$$$·Americana contemporánea·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,583 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Punto de atracción
  • Ocasión especial
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
92% recommended
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Lincoln Ristorante

$$$$·Italiana·
Upper West Side
5,626 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ocasión especial
  • Vista panorámica
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
91% recommended
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Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

$$$$·Italiana·
Upper East Side
667 reviews
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Ideal para la comida
  • Café de la tarde
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
95% recommended
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Bar Boulud

$$$$·Francesa·
Upper West Side
7,985 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Carta de vinos notable
  • Joya del vecindario
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
88% recommended
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Temple Court on 10

$$$$·Americana·
Financial District
1,190 reviews
  • Romántico
  • Ocasión especial
  • Ideal para aniversarios
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
97% recommended
Mejor Ambiente in Manhattan
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La Pecora Bianca - Midtown

$$$$·Italiana·
Midtown East
1,051 reviews
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Ideal para una cita
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
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
90% recommended
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Park Avenue Winter

$$$$·Americana·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,995 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ocasión especial
  • Romántico
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
90% recommended
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The Dutch

$$$$·Americana·
SoHo
2,861 reviews
  • Ideal para cenas al aire libre
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Joya del vecindario
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
97% recommended

Cantina Rooftop

$$$$·Mexicana·
Midtown West
992 reviews
  • Buena opción para grupos
  • Ideal para cenas al aire libre
  • Ideal para cumpleaños
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
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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italiana·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,305 reviews
  • Ideal para el brunch
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ideal para una cita
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
89% recommended
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Americana contemporánea·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,794 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Punto de atracción
  • Ocasión especial
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
92% recommended
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetariana·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegano
  • Buenas opciones vegetarianas
  • Saludable
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
92% recommended
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AQUAGRILL

$$$$·Pescados y Mariscos·
SoHo
2,170 reviews
  • Ideal para una cita
  • Ocasión especial
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
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
92% recommended
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