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  1. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Bubble and squeak at The Wren. See more Bargain brunches.

  2. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Lamb bacon and egg sandwich at Parish Hall. See more Bargain brunches.

  3. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Johnny cakes at Parish Hall. See more Bargain brunches.

  4. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Brunch food photos: La Vara patty topped with tetilla cheese on a Semolina bun at La Vara. See more Bargain brunches.

  5. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Brunch food photos: Squid and morcilla on broken fried eggs at La Vara. See more Bargain brunches.

  6. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Shaved brussel sprouts salad with poached egg at Mother's Ruin. See more Bargain brunches.

  7. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Chicken and waffles at Mother's Ruin. See more Bargain brunches.

  8. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: "Stuff" cocktail at Mother's Ruin. See more Bargain brunches.

  9. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Green shakshuka at Jack's Wife Freda. See more Bargain brunches.

  10. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  11. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  12. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  13. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  14. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  15. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Desserts at Benoit. See more Bargain brunches.

  16. Photograph: Marielle Solan
    Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Brunch food photos: Adult Dude sandwich at Fatta Cuckoo. See more Bargain brunches.

  17. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Brunch food photos: Cold pizza terrine at Do or Dine. See more Bargain brunches.

  18. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Brunch food photos: Ramen topped with bacon and soft-boiled egg at Do or Dine. See more Bargain brunches.

  19. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Bloody Mary at Saxon + Parole. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  20. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Frankie’s Radler at Frankies 570 Spuntino. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  21. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Brunch food photos: Afternoon Buzz at Clover Club. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  22. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Raspberry Beret at Peels. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  23. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Brunch food photos: Mirimar Cooler at Prime Meats. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

     

  24. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Dagger at Fort Defiance. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  25. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Watermelon Mimosa at Fatty ’Cue Manhattan. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  26. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Aperol Fizz at The Dutch. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  27. Photograph: LIzz Kuehl
    Photograph: LIzz Kuehl

    Brunch food photos: Hotel Nacional Special at The Beagle. See more Brunch-friendly cocktails.

  28. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Grilled cheese at The Cannibal. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  29. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Duck leg at Isa. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  30. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Wakame Biscuit at Isa. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  31. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Cinnamon Bun at Isa. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  32. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Michelada at Isa. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  33. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Oyster Po Boy Sandwich at Isa. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  34. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Ravioli with egg yolk and spinach at Osteria Morini. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  35. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Creamy Chicken and Sunchoke Soup at Back Forty West. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  36. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Smoked Chicken Breast Salad with Whole Grain Mustard Dressing and Crungy Vegetables at Back Forty West. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  37. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: 16 Hour Pulled Pork on Potato Roll at Back Forty West. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  38. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Fatty Johnson Burger at Fatty Cue. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  39. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Cheeseburger (debragga dry aged beef) with stilton at Jones Wood Foundry. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  40. Photograph: Marianne Rafter
    Photograph: Marianne Rafter

    Brunch food photos: Thai-inspired modern american cuisine at Kin Shop. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  41. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Pad Thai with bacon and egg at Talde. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  42. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Everything bagel spring rolls at Talde. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  43. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Pad Thai with bacon and egg at Talde. See more Meals for brunch agnostics.

  44. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Khao tom (rice porridge with brussels sprouts, spicy sausage and egg) with asparagus at Ngam. See more Added-value brunches.

  45. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Asparagus at Ngam. See more Added-value brunches.

  46. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Sangkaya (grilled bread with custard sauce) at Ngam. See more Added-value brunches.

  47. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Brunch food photos: House-cured salmon and sweet and sour beets at Corkbuzz. See more Added-value brunches.

  48. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Pastrami-salmon pancakes at David Burke Kitchen. See more Added-value brunches.

  49. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Black-and-white pancakes at David Burke Kitchen. See more Added-value brunches.

  50. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: Smothered chicken and waffles at Sylvia's. See more Added-value brunches.

  51. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Bourbon brioche French toast at Astor Room. See more Added-value brunches.

  52. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Smoked sablefish sandwich at Roberta's. See more Breakfast sandwiches.

  53. Photograph: Jolie Ruben
    Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Brunch food photos: Biscuit egg sandwich at Fort Defiance. See more Breakfast sandwiches.

  54. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Breakfast sandwich at Mile End. See more Breakfast sandwiches.

  55. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Chicken and egg sandwich at Northern Spy. See more Breakfast sandwiches.

  56. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Breakfast sandwich at Smith Canteen. See more Breakfast sandwiches.

  57. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Jamaican rancheros at Miss Lily's. See more Huevos rancheros.

  58. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Huevos rancheros at Clinton Street Baking Co. See more Huevos rancheros.

  59. Photograph: Marielle Solan
    Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Brunch food photos: Huevos rancheros at Fonda. See more Huevos rancheros.

  60. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Brunch food photos: Huevos rancheros at the Good Fork. See more Huevos rancheros.

  61. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Brunch food photos: PB&J pain perdu at Recette. See more French toast.

  62. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Panettone French toast at Saint Austere. See more French toast.

  63. Brunch food photos: French toast at Joseph Leonard. See more French toast.

  64. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Sourdough French toast with roasted cinnamon-apple butter at North End Grill. See more French toast.

  65. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Johnnycake benedict at North End Grill. See more Eggs benedict.

  66. Photograph: Dominic Perri
    Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Brunch food photos: Eggs Armadillo at Hill Country Chicken. See more Eggs benedict.

  67. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Brunch food photos: Eggs benedict at ABC Kitchen. See more Eggs benedict.

  68. Photograph: Tova Carlin
    Photograph: Tova Carlin

    Brunch food photos: Eggs benedict at Prima. See more Eggs benedict.

  69. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Masa pancakes with smoked maple syrup and mole butter at Empellón Cocina. See more Pancakes.

  70. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Caramelized apple pancake at Bowery Diner. See more Pancakes.

  71. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Brunch food photos: Buttermilk pancakes with vanilla-blueberry jam and honey-almond butter at Char No. 4. See more Pancakes.

  72. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Ricotta pancakes at Maialino. See more Pancakes.

  73. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Brunch food photos: Buttermilk pancakes at Seersucker. See more Pancakes.

  74. Photograph: Marielle Solan
    Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Brunch food photos: Shanghai buns at Genting Palace. See more Dim sum.

  75. Photograph: Marielle Solan
    Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Brunch food photos: Chicken feet with black bean paste at Genting Palace. See more Dim sum.

  76. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Egg Roll at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. See more Dim sum.

  77. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Eggplant at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. See more Dim sum.

  78. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Fried dumplings at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. See more Dim sum.

  79. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Brunch food photos: Pork bun at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. See more Dim sum.

Food photos: Brunch dishes and drinks (SLIDE SHOW)

We've got 79 reasons to wake up on the weekend. Feast your eyes on these food photos from our 2012 brunch guide.

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We get it—you don't like to limit your choices. Close your eyes and imagine, then, a menu of the best brunch dishes and drinks in NYC. Then imagine that this glorious menu comes with pictures, so you know exactly what you're in for. Open your eyes, congratulate yourself on reading the preceding sentences with your eyes closed, and gaze upon the glory of 79 food photos from our 2012 brunch guide.

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