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New York City // Provence
I am a cook, food stylist and food + travel writer living in NYC.
NYC Dining Editor at VRAI Magazine.
A relative newcomer to the brunch scene, Cafe Clover strikes that perfect balance of providing both classically indulgent brunch treats with a twist (the quinoa pancakes with apples and cashews) and some more virtuous options (like the heirloom grain bowl) in line with the fresh seasonal food that has quickly made this a new Village hot spot.
The outdoor seating is shady and great for summer weather, but I actually prefer the cozy and cool retro "grand cafe" decor inside.
Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!
This sounds amazing! Thank you for posting, I can't wait to try this place out!
about 2 years ago
New York City
Food writer and lover of all things chocolate
This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that has a certain chic, warm atmosphere that manages to remain unpretentious. Their menu is seasonal, so you'll have a reason to keep coming back throughout the year to this charming neighborhood spot. As already mentioned, the outdoor seating makes this perfect for the summer.
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Agave is a really popular west village brunch spot that you usually need to book a week in advance if you're planning to go on the weekend. It's great for a group that's looking to have fun since it's pretty packed, upbeat and offers an entree and 2 hours of unlimited margaritas, mimosas, sangria or Bloody Mary's for $28. Get the outdoor seating if you can during spring and summer months.
JP doles out southern food with a Jewish twist in a craftsmen-style restaurant with high-ceilings and an even higher energy. Admittedly, his best dishes aren’t always the healthiest, but the food somehow still remains startlingly refreshing despite this. And there’s a range of options. The fried chicken is, naturally, bomb diggity. My personal favorite go-to item for brunch, though, is The Coop Platter which includes 3 fresh eggs, sterling bacon, sausage patties, heavenly grits, hash browns and a biscuit… for $15. Yes, I dream about it. Pair breakfast with an Apple Pie moonshine, Rosemary Vodka Lemonade or a Bloody with thick-cut bacon and you’re golden.
This place is sort of trending right now, so the biggest drawback there is the wait. You can make a reservation only for 6 or more people. Otherwise, be prepared to wait 1-2 hours. As long as you plan for this, it’s not a big deal. They send a text when your table is ready and there’s a number of bars in the area to grab a drink at and kick back (my top suggestions: Café Lalo, E’s Bar and Fred’s)
Media sales in NYC, love exploring new places with my clients
Loved this recommendation! Looks like it'd be a great spot to bring a big group of friends if you have to have 6 or more. Thanks for the tip!
Marilyn La Jeunesse
Writer & self-proclaimed foodie
Marilyn La Jeunesse
These drink options sound fantastic!
If you like it then you shoulda put sriracha on it
Mmmm... those deviled eggs look good.
Great food (the majority of the menu is seafood), chill vibe during the day (love the beer hall on the first floor), and a huge outdoor seating area right on the Hudson River (I think it seats over 300 people!) Had the Mangalitsa pork bratwurst with sauerkraut and German potato salad for brunch -- loved it!
Event Coordinator, I research great places to eat for a living
Such an awesome venue! Perfect spot for the summer!
Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between
Any seafood dishes you'd recommend from the menu here? This looks great!
Work in culinary media and publishing
Pier A Harbor House is a historic, recently renovated building with beautiful views of the Hudson. They serve great seafood, including Blue Point Oysters, in an almost beer-hall like venue. The service can be a bit slow given how large the space is, so go in expecting that, but it's otherwise a unique and enjoyable place for brunch during the summer.
Journalist, aspiring food critic, amateur cook
The rooftop brunch at Hotel Chantelle seems to be a bit of a hidden gem since I don't typically have any issues getting reservations there. They have a very nice brunch menu, including a family-style prix fixe if you are going with a group of friends. They serve $5 mimosas and bloody mary's, and serve a special Strawberry Lime Rickey cocktail for only $0.92 (yes, seriously). The best part is the live jazz band, which gives the rooftop a lively atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Slightly upscale venue that's perfect for a brunch before or after visiting the Natural History Museum. They don't get overly crowded and it's usually pretty reliable to get seated here right away without needing a reservation. They have great people watching (if you're seated outdoors) and views of the surrounding area, and the brunch comes out to around $20 a person. The eggs benedict is superb and my go-to brunch dish here.
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