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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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.
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 and waffles is straight-up American. If you’re feeling like Asian, sample the seared coriander crusted tuna with udon noodles, sauteed bean leaf and sweet soy garlic sauce.
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 all-American desserts like the rich and generous caramel-brownie sundae.
Amber Steak House
History: Established in 2010 We take great pride in being Greenpoint’s first and only classic steak house. Our kitchen is a full two-stories, equipped with three refrigerators for beer, seafood, vegetables and steaks. Our state-of-the-art kitchen also boasts smokers, steamers and broilers on which the chef can cook multiple steaks at once. We look forward to serving our community of Greenpoint for many years. Specialties:We provide you a range of steak options from an eight-ounce filet mignon to a 48-ounce porterhouse (for two) in a cozy ambiance. An excellent selection of fish and seafood is also available.We have a fully-stocked bar, including an extensive wine and bourbon list. Enjoy your steak at Greenpoint’s first steak house.
Venue says: “Our beef is Certified Angus® brand, the finest available. It is specially selected and naturally aged for maximum tenderness and flavor.”