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The 10 best boozy brunch spots in NYC

Even the most ardent anti-bruncher will be wooed by these excellent bottomless brunches

Written by
Bao Ong
&
Victoria Marin
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If you’re in New York, chances are you’re familiar with brunch culture—it’s a true reflection of our “work hard, play hard” ethos. And after a year of pandemic-induced isolation, we are especially deserving of that time-honored NYC weekend tradition: the bottomless brunch. Indeed, It’s a boozy brunch that makes the weekend feel like it’s truly arrived.

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Best bottomless brunch

  • Restaurants
  • Caribbean
  • East Village
  • price 2 of 4

This downtown Caribbean corner joint playing a reggae-and-dancehall soundtrack offers one hour of unlimited island brunch cocktails like the One Love bellini (champagne, pineapple and peach), Lily’s Rum Punch (white rum, pineapple, orange and cranberry) or Yuh Like Piña Colada (a two-rum take on the original). Guzzle your tropical libation of choice while feasting on West Indian–inspired platters.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Midtown West

Maybe it’s the secret to recovering from a long night out or that week’s cheat meal, but there’s always room to fit in a burger for your weekend plans. At the Aliz Hotel Times Square’s new Farm to Burger restaurant, from the team behind the beloved Petite Abeille, there’s a Tipsy Farmer ($35) brunch featuring 90 minutes of all-you-can-drink mimosa cocktails with an entree order. If the locally-sourced burgers are not your jam, there are plenty of other brunch favorites, from Belgian waffles to gluten-free avocado toast.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Astoria
  • price 2 of 4

Find American classics done exceptionally well at this Astoria outpost, where for a $10 surcharge, you can indulge in the “boozy brunch,” your choice of two traditional day drinking cocktails, from bloody Marys to bellinis. Can’t decide (or just want a little more octane in the tank)? Pony up an additional $10 for two more drinks.

  • Restaurants
  • Filipino
  • Lower East Side
  • price 2 of 4

Chef Leah Cohen, a Top Chef alum, cooks up a brunch feast that’s tailored made for imbibing. Her Southeast Asian menu features dishes like khao soi ($18 for a bowl of egg noodles in a rich red curry broth), a crispy banh xeo (at $16 it’s a crispy crepe filled with shrimp, bacon, bean sprouts and a fragrant nuoc cham) or more traditional brunch dishes with Asian touches, like a steak and eggs with spicy Issan sauce ($19), all of which are offered alongside a two-hour long bottomless mimosa option ($18).

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  • Restaurants
  • Upper West Side

Named for the Phoenician and Philistine god of agriculture, this Upper West Side eatery features dishes from “somewhere in the Mediterranean.” Pro-tip for the bottomless brunch novice: to best soak up the booze, go for the shakshuka (a spicy red pepper and tomato egg platter) or the Israeli breakfast, which includes two eggs alongside three Middle Eastern-based mezzes (dips) and flatbread.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • West Village

The bottomless brunch at North Fork ($45 includes an entree and unlimited bellinis, mimosas and sangria; $65 for an entree and unlimited local craft beer) will entice you to lounge all day in this rustic West Village restaurant. Much of the ingredients are sourced from Long Island for dishes ranging from the crème brûlée French toast to chicken and bacon-jalapeno cheddar waffles.

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  • Restaurants
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • price 3 of 4

Brunch at Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly known as Ouisa) takes on a Mediterranean influence with pancakes topped with Greek yogurt mousse and Cretan honey or a hearty gyro hash. Go for the $29 endless mimosa (choose from orange, blood orange and peach juices) offer available from 11am–3pm on weekends.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • price 2 of 4

For $36, you’ll select one entree—think comfort classics like a fried chicken sandwich, biscuits and gravy, and a vegan burger—and enjoy 90 minutes of an unlimited well of bloody Marys, mimosas, screwdrivers or bellinis at this Bed-Stuy favorite.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • West Village
  • price 1 of 4

This popular West Village eatery serves a 90-minute bottomless brunch for $30, which will get you an entrée and your choice of all-you-can-drink mimosas, wine or margaritas. Although they take reservations, be sure to book at least a week in advance as tables fill up quickly.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • East Village
  • price 2 of 4

Sip on all the horseradish vodka-infused Bloodys and delightfully sparkling mimosas you can handle at this globally-influenced French bistro for just $38, a delicious bargain when paired with classics like Croque Monsieur or eggs Benedict. If you manage to snag one of the outdoor tables, you might think you’re in a chic Paris cafe while surrounded by many of the handsome, French-speaking waiters.

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