Best brunch places in Hell’s Kitchen: The weekend starts here

Which places in Hell’s Kitchen are worth getting out of bed for? Check out the best brunch spots for a late-morning weekend meal.



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Start your perfect Saturday or Sunday in leisurely fashion at one of the best brunch places in Hell’s Kitchen. There’s something for every bruncher on 5 Napkin Burger’s crowd-pleasing menu, from burgers to sushi by way of eggs benedict sliders, while Amy’s Bread serves superior grilled cheese sandwiches and biscuits. Afterward, browse the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market or check out the local shops.

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Amy's Bread

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The hookup was bound to happen eventually: Beloved baker Amy Scherber has set up shop downtown right near Murray’s Cheese. It’s a dynamic duo if there ever was one. Scherber will offer her famous loaves—including that addictive raisin semolina—along with a full spread of breakfast pastries; grilled sandwiches, salads and soups for the lunch crowd, plus giant cookies and old-fashioned layer cakes.

  1. 672 Ninth Ave, (at 47th St)
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You’ll find fusion comfort foods—not all-day breakfast—at this “diner,” a stylish, exuberantly kitschy Hell’s Kitchen favorite. Though tender rings of fried calamari get a North African kick with harissa mayo, juicy fried chicken with smashed potatoes is straight-up American. If you’re feeling like Asian, sample the Thai red curry with coconut milk, fiery chilies and Chinese broccoli. There’s nothing funky about the desserts—they’re just decadent, down-home

  1. 754 Ninth Ave, (between 50th and 51st Sts )
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5 Napkin Burger

The best reason to visit this upscale Hell’s Kitchen diner is spelled out right there on the awning. The namesake burger, a delicious Franco-American handful, features sweet caramelized onions, Comté cheese and herb-infused aioli. Served with top-notch golden fries, it anchors the sprawling menu—an odd, rarely successful mash-up of big salads, overstuffed sushi rolls, pasta and barbecued ribs. Management didn’t edit, so you’ll have to—stick to the burger and to

  1. 630 Ninth Ave , (at 45th St)
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