Best bottomless brunch
Tapas make for a perfect boozy brunch affair. Eat a little. Drink a little. Repeat. At Boqueria’s four (Flatiron, UES, Soho and Chelsea) locations across the city, you can order from a brunch menu ($42), which includes favorites like pan con tomate and patatas bravas and even a decadent brunch paella topped with fried eggs.
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) or the boisterous, vodka-based Hotstepper (a spicy Bloody Mary mix). Guzzle both while feasting on West Indian–inspired platters.
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 ($30) 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 avocado toast.
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 sao ($17 for a bowl of egg noodles in a rich red curry broth) and a crispy banh xeo (at $15 it’s a crispy crepe filled with shrimp, bacon, bean sprouts and a fragrant nuoc cham) or you can order more traditional dishes with some Asian touches, like a steak and eggs with spicy Issan sauce ($19). Add a two-hour long bottomless mimosa option ($16) or a self-serve draft Narragansett beer serving ($16).
The bottomless brunch at North Fork ($35 includes an entree and unlimited bellinis, mimosas and sangria) 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 duck breast rillette Benedict to chicken and bacon-jalapeno cheddar waffles.
It’s not every day that you see a masala cheese omelette or Kerala fried chicken on a brunch menu. If that’s not enough to entice you to Rahi’s brunch, the bottomless brunch ($20 with an entree) will include endless pours for 90 minutes of creative concoctions like the Bloody Meera or Bombay Bellini (you can also stick with house beer).
Brunch at Ousia takes on a Mediterranean influence with pancakes you can have topped with Greek yogurt mousse and Cretan honey or a hearty gyro hash. If you decide to go the healthier route (not that you need an excuse) with your order, just go for the $29 endless mimosa offer available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends.
It’s a good thing mimosas are easy drinking because you’ll want more than one at Infamous Bistro’s weekend brunch service. The $18 deal at this cozy neighborhood joint located across the street from the beautiful Cathedral of Saint John the Divine also has a patio for the warmer months—it’s where you’ll want to feast on the house ricotta pancakes and double brisket burgers while you stretch brunch for hours.
This popular West Village eatery serves a two-hour bottomless brunch for $35, which will get you an egg entrée and your choice of all-you-can-drink mimosas, wine or frozen margaritas. Although they take reservations, be sure to book at least a week in advance as tables fill up quickly.
The gastropub lends itself to the brunch game. At this Madison Square Garden spot offer a bottomless brunch ($30) with unlimited mimosas, bloody Marys and some beers, which you’ll want to pair with the comforting dishes like stuffed French toast, short rib hash or a more adventurous lemon-ginger shrimp sandwich.
Sip on all the horseradish vodka-infused Bloodys and mimosas you can handle at this globally-influenced French bistro for just $31.95, a delicious bargain when paired with classics like Croque Monsieur or brioche French toast. If you manage to snag one of the outdoor tables for getting your buzz on, you might think you’re in a chic Paris cafe surrounded by many of the handsome, French-speaking waiters.