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Kai kra ta, a brunch platter made from fried eggs, Chinese sausage, ground pork, and cha lua.
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21 Brunch Spots to Check Out in New York City

Tender pancakes, runny eggs, and saucy sandwiches abound

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Kai kra ta, a brunch platter made from fried eggs, Chinese sausage, ground pork, and cha lua.
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Brunch is back in New York City as a weekend event — even if to-go cocktails are no longer allowed and indoor dining still faces some regulations. Restaurants in the five boroughs contain an endless sea of midday dining options, so it’s not easy to tell which ones actually care about the food and the experience, or which are just serving some eggs and other brunch promotions to appease the masses. Luckily, there’s a choice for every type of brunch goer.

With that in mind, here is a guide to excellent brunch options spread across NYC for geographic ease. Ritzy or affordable, creative or straightforward, this map has it all.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2017.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beatstro

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135 Alexander Ave
Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 489-9397
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Popular Mott Haven spot Beatstro is dishing up brunch favorites like fried chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and shrimp and grits. Round the meal out with 90-minute unlimited sangrias and mimosas for $20 per person.

2. Archer & Goat

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187 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(917) 261-6602
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The menu at this Harlem brunch favorite channels its owners’ Ecuadorian-, Puerto Rican-, and Bangladeshi-American heritages. Dishes like chicken vindaloo arepas and lamb neck curry are available all-day, while more traditional brunch items — hot chicken sandwiches, date and pistachio french toast — round out the menu on weekends. An hour of bottomless mimosas is priced at $25 per person. 

A plate stuffed with various different foods including orange pieces of fried chicken, red sliced strawberries, and white puffy biscuits
The hot chicken biscuit sliders at Archer & Goat.
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3. Dagon

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2454 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-2466
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Since opening in February, Dagon has shown that not all Upper West Side restaurants have to live up to their reputation for being a snooze. The space is pulsating with Israeli pop and the sun-drenched dining room, as well as the streetside outdoor dining setup, is often packed. It makes for a lively brunch with dishes like spicy tomato shakshuka, an impressive mezze spread (get the labneh), and a Levantine spin on the Caesar salad dotted with fried chickpeas.

4. 2nd Ave Deli

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1442 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 737-1700
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A classic Jewish deli is one of the most comforting places to spend brunch, whether noshing on indulgent challah French toast, lighter matzah brei, or a classic whitefish salad sandwich. There’s a whole egg section, too, with choices like omelets, eggs any way, and corned beef hash.

A brick building in New York City with 2nd Ave Deli on the ground floor
Second Avenue Deli on the Upper West Side.
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5. Comfortland

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40-09 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103
(347) 642-9932
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Rollicking Astoria brunch destination Queens Comfort shut down last fall, but the restaurant’s signature saucy, stacked sandwiches and atomic mac and cheese balls live on at Comfortland, the owners’ counter-serve spot located two blocks away. Brunch knows no time limits here, as diners can order brunch items all day long.

6. Asian Jewels

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133-30 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 359-8600
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Dim sum in Flushing is perhaps the best reason to leave bed on a lazy morning. At acclaimed dim sum destination Asian Jewels, enjoy endless rounds of steamed and fried treats, including pan-fried turnip cakes, shrimp and pork siu mai, salt and pepper fried squid, and sweet milk custard buns.

7. Rincon Criollo

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40-09 Junction Blvd
Corona, NY 11368
(718) 458-0236
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Fill up on sweet plantain omelets, codfish fritters, and cassava stuffed with ground beef at 45-year-old Cuban mainstay Rincon Criollo, a lively, long-running restaurant in Corona.

8. Cookshop

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156 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-4440
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Chef Marc Meyer has a knack for serving rustic, market-driven fare, and the quality extends to brunch, too. Poached eggs with cherry tomatoes, beignets fileld with ricotta and blueberry jam, and chilled arctic char salads are on the menu alongside sweeter items like a buttermilk panna cotta. This bright corner restaurant features huge windows and sidewalk seating located a few steps from the High Line.

9. Buvette New York

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42 Grove St
New York, NY 10014

One silver lining from the pandemic: It’s a tad easier to grab brunch at Jody Williams’s charming French bistro ever since outdoor seating debuted. The silky scrambled eggs (cooked with an espresso maker’s steamer), a croque-monseiur oozing with gruyere, and a simple apple tart are just a few menu options for dining along this picturesque West Village street. For those who can’t make brunch, dinner is just as alluring.

Jambon, grated cheese, and scrambled eggs on a white plate at Buvette, with soft focus fried eggs on toast in the background
The softly scrambled eggs are popular all week long.
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10. B&H Dairy

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127 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-8065
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This enduring kosher lunch counter has been open since 1938 and remains a stalwart in the neighborhood for its tuna melts, pierogies, omelets, and blintzes. Order a bowl of cabbage or matzoh ball soup, says critic Robert Sietsema, which come with two slices of housemade challah and make for an “amazing” brunch on a bargain.

A bowl of cabbage soup speckled with orange carrots and challah bread on the side on a white counter.
The cabbage soup comes with two slices of challah.
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11. Chez Ma Tante

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90 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-3606
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Greenpoint’s popular neighborhood bistro Chez Ma Tante takes its French Canadian-ish bent at brunch and executes it into simple but flavorful dishes like an egg and sausage sandwich, kale and cheddar quiche, and country pate with pistachio and foie gras. The highlight of daytime dining here, though, are the pancakes — a big specimen with a crispy outer crust that aren’t too sweet or dense.

Chez Ma Tante’s spare dining room with dark wood tables and bar
Chez Ma Tante’s simple-but-elegant room is often filled up with customers.
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12. Rule of Thirds

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171 Banker St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(347) 334-6684
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Planning brunch in NYC can be a chaotic affair but when diners enter Rule of Thirds, the restaurant’s decor — flowing outdoor drapes, a sleek industrial design — helps impart a sense of tranquility. On the menu are four different set meals, ranging from roasted fish to hearty braised pork belly paired with miso soup and a side of vegetables. But the star of the menu might be the Japanese souffle pancake, a stunning hotcake that’s pillowy and drenched in honey maple butter and sesame.

A deflated but golden brown souffle rests in a tin dish on top of a wooden table
The Japanese souffle pancake at Rule of Thirds.
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13. Fandi Mata

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74 Bayard St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 388-8877
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This airy two-story restaurant opened its doors in Greenpoint last year, operating out of a warehouse that used to be an ambulance repair shop. Some original trappings still hang from its ceilings, but the interior has been redesigned as this memorable brunch destination with indoor plants and lots of room to spread out.

A high-ceilinged indoor dining room with lots of indoor plants and custom light fixtures hanging overhead
The high-ceilinged indoor dining room at Fandi Mata.
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14. Harper’s Bread House

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271 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

Legendary Chinatown bakery Harper’s Bread House is a goldmine for brunch foods, from flakey egg custard tarts to snacky ham and egg sandwiches, taro waffles, and coconut cream buns.

A person wearing a brown suit walks in front of a storefront with a yellow awning. Its sign reads “Harper’s Bread House Inc.”
Harper’s Bread House, photographed in 2018.
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15. Yin Ji Chang Fen

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91 Bayard St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 227-4888
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There are plenty of cheung fun, rice rolls, options in NYC these days, including the solid versions served at this buzzing Chinatown spot. But it’s the other items on the menu that make Yin Ji Chang Fen a great brunch option. Fragrant curry fish balls make for a nice starter to share and the generous portions of congee — the pork with preserved eggs are a classic, but there’s also a fish version worth checking out — are as satisfying as any other classic brunch fare.

The youtiao cruller rice roll at Yin Ji Chang Fen sits on a white plate, adjacent a shrimp rice roll
A youtiao cruller rice roll at Yin Ji Chang Fan.
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16. Tong

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321 Starr St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 366-0586
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Tong specializes in the Thai drinking snacks known as kub klaem, making the Bushwick restaurant a perfect venue for a brunch with (or without) booze. Order several of the small plates to share, like the grilled pork jowl, fried banana blossom pancakes, or blazing tuna tartare. The menu teases that the dishes are best when paired “with a drink or three,” but the restaurant’s Thai iced coffee goes head-to-head with any of its cocktails.

A white painted facade with the name in large letters painted on top and a table of diners on the sidewalk in the sun.
Diners seated outside of Tong in January.
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17. Russ & Daughters

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141 Flushing Ave Building 77
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(212) 475-4880 ext. 3
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At iconic appetizing spot Russ & Daughters, expect to find some of the city’s most respected bagel sandwiches, along with some of its most feared Sunday morning lines. For shorter waits and smoked fish that stacks up to the original, head to the Brooklyn Navy Yard outpost of the Jewish deli, which opened in 2019 and houses the company’s baking operations. Like in Manhattan, find salads, potato latkes, and a slew of bagel sandwiches stuffed with smoked salmon.

Pieces of salmon jut out of a bagel sandwich sliced in half, that’s placed on a white cermaic plate. A sign for Russ & Daughters hangs in the background.
A bagel with lox from Russ & Daughters.
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18. Peaches Restaurant

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393 Lewis Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 942-4162
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This reliable Bed-Stuy restaurant churns out its Southern-leaning brunch menu all day. Order fried chicken and granola-encrusted French toast from the weekend-only menu, or stick to staples like crab cakes and shrimp and grits, available throughout the week.

19. Mo's Original

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453 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 513-0698
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This laid-back restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens comes from the team behind Crown Heights crowd-pleaser Glady’s, which closed during the pandemic. The restaurant, best known for its ramen and fried fish sandwiches served at dinner, recently reopened for brunch on weekends with a menu that includes eggs, bagels, bloodies, and lots of grits.

20. Slimák Cafe

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4110 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(347) 689-3332
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The brunch selection at sunny neighborhood restaurant Slimák includes a stellar lineup of pastries, ricotta pancakes, creamy eggs, and a rotating menu of seasonal specials like tartines topped with mounds of ricotta and fresh fruit.

21. The Farm on Adderley

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1108 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 287-3101
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This Ditmas Park gem offers brunch in its dining room as well as its charming garden. The restaurant is popular with families, and the menu sticks to classics with a twist, including a smokey egg sandwich with chile relish and fried chicken French toast.

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1. Beatstro

135 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454

Popular Mott Haven spot Beatstro is dishing up brunch favorites like fried chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and shrimp and grits. Round the meal out with 90-minute unlimited sangrias and mimosas for $20 per person.

135 Alexander Ave
Bronx, NY 10454

2. Archer & Goat

187 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
A plate stuffed with various different foods including orange pieces of fried chicken, red sliced strawberries, and white puffy biscuits
The hot chicken biscuit sliders at Archer & Goat.
Tanay Warerkar/Eater

The menu at this Harlem brunch favorite channels its owners’ Ecuadorian-, Puerto Rican-, and Bangladeshi-American heritages. Dishes like chicken vindaloo arepas and lamb neck curry are available all-day, while more traditional brunch items — hot chicken sandwiches, date and pistachio french toast — round out the menu on weekends. An hour of bottomless mimosas is priced at $25 per person. 

187 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10026

3. Dagon

2454 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Since opening in February, Dagon has shown that not all Upper West Side restaurants have to live up to their reputation for being a snooze. The space is pulsating with Israeli pop and the sun-drenched dining room, as well as the streetside outdoor dining setup, is often packed. It makes for a lively brunch with dishes like spicy tomato shakshuka, an impressive mezze spread (get the labneh), and a Levantine spin on the Caesar salad dotted with fried chickpeas.

2454 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

4. 2nd Ave Deli

1442 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021
A brick building in New York City with 2nd Ave Deli on the ground floor
Second Avenue Deli on the Upper West Side.
Ben Fractenberg/Eater

A classic Jewish deli is one of the most comforting places to spend brunch, whether noshing on indulgent challah French toast, lighter matzah brei, or a classic whitefish salad sandwich. There’s a whole egg section, too, with choices like omelets, eggs any way, and corned beef hash.

1442 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021

5. Comfortland

40-09 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103

Rollicking Astoria brunch destination Queens Comfort shut down last fall, but the restaurant’s signature saucy, stacked sandwiches and atomic mac and cheese balls live on at Comfortland, the owners’ counter-serve spot located two blocks away. Brunch knows no time limits here, as diners can order brunch items all day long.

40-09 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103

6. Asian Jewels

133-30 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

Dim sum in Flushing is perhaps the best reason to leave bed on a lazy morning. At acclaimed dim sum destination Asian Jewels, enjoy endless rounds of steamed and fried treats, including pan-fried turnip cakes, shrimp and pork siu mai, salt and pepper fried squid, and sweet milk custard buns.

133-30 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

7. Rincon Criollo

40-09 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368

Fill up on sweet plantain omelets, codfish fritters, and cassava stuffed with ground beef at 45-year-old Cuban mainstay Rincon Criollo, a lively, long-running restaurant in Corona.

40-09 Junction Blvd
Corona, NY 11368

8. Cookshop

156 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Chef Marc Meyer has a knack for serving rustic, market-driven fare, and the quality extends to brunch, too. Poached eggs with cherry tomatoes, beignets fileld with ricotta and blueberry jam, and chilled arctic char salads are on the menu alongside sweeter items like a buttermilk panna cotta. This bright corner restaurant features huge windows and sidewalk seating located a few steps from the High Line.

156 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

9. Buvette New York

42 Grove St, New York, NY 10014
Jambon, grated cheese, and scrambled eggs on a white plate at Buvette, with soft focus fried eggs on toast in the background
The softly scrambled eggs are popular all week long.
Buvette

One silver lining from the pandemic: It’s a tad easier to grab brunch at Jody Williams’s charming French bistro ever since outdoor seating debuted. The silky scrambled eggs (cooked with an espresso maker’s steamer), a croque-monseiur oozing with gruyere, and a simple apple tart are just a few menu options for dining along this picturesque West Village street. For those who can’t make brunch, dinner is just as alluring.

42 Grove St
New York, NY 10014

10. B&H Dairy

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
A bowl of cabbage soup speckled with orange carrots and challah bread on the side on a white counter.
The cabbage soup comes with two slices of challah.
Robert Sietsema/Eater

This enduring kosher lunch counter has been open since 1938 and remains a stalwart in the neighborhood for its tuna melts, pierogies, omelets, and blintzes. Order a bowl of cabbage or matzoh ball soup, says critic Robert Sietsema, which come with two slices of housemade challah and make for an “amazing” brunch on a bargain.

127 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

11. Chez Ma Tante

90 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Read Review |
Chez Ma Tante’s spare dining room with dark wood tables and bar
Chez Ma Tante’s simple-but-elegant room is often filled up with customers.
Stephen Yang/Eater

Greenpoint’s popular neighborhood bistro Chez Ma Tante takes its French Canadian-ish bent at brunch and executes it into simple but flavorful dishes like an egg and sausage sandwich, kale and cheddar quiche, and country pate with pistachio and foie gras. The highlight of daytime dining here, though, are the pancakes — a big specimen with a crispy outer crust that aren’t too sweet or dense.

90 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

12. Rule of Thirds

171 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A deflated but golden brown souffle rests in a tin dish on top of a wooden table
The Japanese souffle pancake at Rule of Thirds.
Bao Ong/Eater

Planning brunch in NYC can be a chaotic affair but when diners enter Rule of Thirds, the restaurant’s decor — flowing outdoor drapes, a sleek industrial design — helps impart a sense of tranquility. On the menu are four different set meals, ranging from roasted fish to hearty braised pork belly paired with miso soup and a side of vegetables. But the star of the menu might be the Japanese souffle pancake, a stunning hotcake that’s pillowy and drenched in honey maple butter and sesame.

171 Banker St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

13. Fandi Mata

74 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A high-ceilinged indoor dining room with lots of indoor plants and custom light fixtures hanging overhead
The high-ceilinged indoor dining room at Fandi Mata.
Luke Fortney/Eater

This airy two-story restaurant opened its doors in Greenpoint last year, operating out of a warehouse that used to be an ambulance repair shop. Some original trappings still hang from its ceilings, but the interior has been redesigned as this memorable brunch destination with indoor plants and lots of room to spread out.

74 Bayard St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

14. Harper’s Bread House

271 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
A person wearing a brown suit walks in front of a storefront with a yellow awning. Its sign reads “Harper’s Bread House Inc.”
Harper’s Bread House, photographed in 2018.
Robert Sietsema/Eater

Legendary Chinatown bakery Harper’s Bread House is a goldmine for brunch foods, from flakey egg custard tarts to snacky ham and egg sandwiches, taro waffles, and coconut cream buns.

271 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

15. Yin Ji Chang Fen

91 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
The youtiao cruller rice roll at Yin Ji Chang Fen sits on a white plate, adjacent a shrimp rice roll
A youtiao cruller rice roll at Yin Ji Chang Fan.
Ryan Sutton/Eater

There are plenty of cheung fun, rice rolls, options in NYC these days, including the solid versions served at this buzzing Chinatown spot. But it’s the other items on the menu that make Yin Ji Chang Fen a great brunch option. Fragrant curry fish balls make for a nice starter to share and the generous portions of congee — the pork with preserved eggs are a classic, but there’s also a fish version worth checking out — are as satisfying as any other classic brunch fare.

91 Bayard St
New York, NY 10013

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16. Tong

321 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
A white painted facade with the name in large letters painted on top and a table of diners on the sidewalk in the sun.
Diners seated outside of Tong in January.
Robert Sietsema/Eater

Tong specializes in the Thai drinking snacks known as kub klaem, making the Bushwick restaurant a perfect venue for a brunch with (or without) booze. Order several of the small plates to share, like the grilled pork jowl, fried banana blossom pancakes, or blazing tuna tartare. The menu teases that the dishes are best when paired “with a drink or three,” but the restaurant’s Thai iced coffee goes head-to-head with any of its cocktails.

321 Starr St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

17. Russ & Daughters

141 Flushing Ave Building 77, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Pieces of salmon jut out of a bagel sandwich sliced in half, that’s placed on a white cermaic plate. A sign for Russ & Daughters hangs in the background.
A bagel with lox from Russ & Daughters.
Bess Adler/Eater

At iconic appetizing spot Russ & Daughters, expect to find some of the city’s most respected bagel sandwiches, along with some of its most feared Sunday morning lines. For shorter waits and smoked fish that stacks up to the original, head to the Brooklyn Navy Yard outpost of the Jewish deli, which opened in 2019 and houses the company’s baking operations. Like in Manhattan, find salads, potato latkes, and a slew of bagel sandwiches stuffed with smoked salmon.

141 Flushing Ave Building 77
Brooklyn, NY 11205

18. Peaches Restaurant

393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

This reliable Bed-Stuy restaurant churns out its Southern-leaning brunch menu all day. Order fried chicken and granola-encrusted French toast from the weekend-only menu, or stick to staples like crab cakes and shrimp and grits, available throughout the week.

393 Lewis Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233

19. Mo's Original

453 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

This laid-back restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens comes from the team behind Crown Heights crowd-pleaser Glady’s, which closed during the pandemic. The restaurant, best known for its ramen and fried fish sandwiches served at dinner, recently reopened for brunch on weekends with a menu that includes eggs, bagels, bloodies, and lots of grits.

453 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

20. Slimák Cafe

4110 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

The brunch selection at sunny neighborhood restaurant Slimák includes a stellar lineup of pastries, ricotta pancakes, creamy eggs, and a rotating menu of seasonal specials like tartines topped with mounds of ricotta and fresh fruit.

4110 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232

21. The Farm on Adderley

1108 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

This Ditmas Park gem offers brunch in its dining room as well as its charming garden. The restaurant is popular with families, and the menu sticks to classics with a twist, including a smokey egg sandwich with chile relish and fried chicken French toast.

1108 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218

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