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Nick Solares

Where to Eat a Full English Breakfast in New York City

Here is where you will find the most faithful full English breakfasts on this side of the pond.

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There is nothing quite like a full English breakfast. Whether it be fuel for a hard day of labor, a comforting meal to ward off a dreary day, or the cure for an epic hangover, the "full Monty" or "fry-up", as the breakfast is also called, is a celebration of breakfast. Here are 14 versions of the meal found in NYC, ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tea & Sympathy

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108 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 807-8329
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The full Monty at this West Village charmer includes scrambled eggs served with back bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, choice of toast and a beverage for $16.50. Beans and black pudding or mushrooms are an extra $1, well worth the price of admission. While the choice of eggs is limited by the size of the kitchen, the homey, eclectic atmosphere and home cooked feel of the food make it one of the best experiences in NYC.

2. Balthazar

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80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-1414
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Balthazar might be known as a French restaurant but the full English served during the week (and curiously not on weekends), is among the best in the city. It includes Cumberland sausage, house-made baked beans, and fried bread. The only real deviation from the archetype is the use of streaky bacon. $22.

3. The Atlantic ChipShop

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129 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7775
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While the Park Slope location sadly shuttered last year you can still find a classic breakfast at the Atlantic Avenue location. It might include only one egg, but it is otherwise a bargain at $10, and if you ask nicely they'll fry the bread for you.

4. Jones Wood Foundry

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401 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-2700
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Like its sister restaurant downtown,The Peacock, Jones Wood Foundry offers a full English breakfast that also includes fried bread. However, the portions are larger downtown, and the Peacock showed better execution. For example, the beans where rather desiccated at Jones Wood Foundry, and the half slice of bread just feels stingy. $17

5. Molly's Shebeen

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287 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-3361
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Molly's is once on NYC's oldest and most authentic Irish pubs. The full Irish breakfast includes two eggs, blackened white pudding, bacon, sausage, sad bread and home fries for $16, beans are a $2 supplemental. Over all the breakfast here is not bad, it certainly offer a lot of bang for the buck.

6. Lyric Diner

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283 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010
You can find an Irish breakfast at quite a few diners around NYC. The one at Lyric lacks baked beans, but otherwise has both black and white pudding, sausages, and bacon. Good in the case of a severe weekday hangover (they serve the meal 24/) but otherwise best avoided. $11.95.

7. The Churchill

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45 E 28th St
New York, NY 10016
(646) 476-8419
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The English breakfast at The Churchill is serviceable, if not particularly inspired. It features loin back bacon, a particularly generous quantity of sausage, eggs, portabella mushrooms, American style home fries, toast, and beans. $15.

8. Dear Bushwick

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41 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(929) 234-2344
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It is somewhat hard to rank the offering from Dear Bushwick, which bills itself as an English country kitchen in Brooklyn. Certainly the skillet of ham hock beans, eggs, and skinless sausage is toothsome, but it is so divergent from both the archetype and the other versions around town that it is really its own thing. $14.

9. The Dead Rabbit

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30 Water St
New York, NY 10004
(646) 422-7906
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The full Irish breakfast at The Dead Rabbit includes sunny side eggs, beans, black and white pudding, bacon, sausages, tomato, mushrooms, and toast $15.

10. Donovan's Pub

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57-24 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 429-9339
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This Woodside institution best known for its hamburger also serves a full Irish breakfast on weekends. This one includes both black and white pudding, as well as all the standard fixings for $15.

11. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

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16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-1939
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At $23 the full English breakfast at The Breslin is the city's most expensive, and it doesn't even come with toast or beans. But it is the highest expression of British breakfasting found in NYC. The pork sausage, black pudding, and streaky bacon are all made in-house. The execution is what we expect from a top restaurant, and the lack of conformity is precisely what makes it so English.

12. St. Andrews

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140 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-8413
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We had high hopes that St. Andrews in Times Square wouldn't just be a tourist trap, but unfortunately the breakfast here was pretty shoddy. It does, however, feature two uniquely Scottish ingredients – tattie scone (potato) and Lorne square sausage.

13. Central Bar

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109 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-5333
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The full Irish breakfast at Central Bar is rather uninspired, although reasonably priced at $13.

14. The Shakespeare @ The William

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24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016
(646) 837-6779
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Served on weekends only, this is a fine, fine example of a full breakfast. It features a choice of eggs, with sausages, loin back bacon, black pudding, portobello mushrooms, baked beans, roasted tomato and fried bread for $17.

1. Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
The full Monty at this West Village charmer includes scrambled eggs served with back bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, choice of toast and a beverage for $16.50. Beans and black pudding or mushrooms are an extra $1, well worth the price of admission. While the choice of eggs is limited by the size of the kitchen, the homey, eclectic atmosphere and home cooked feel of the food make it one of the best experiences in NYC.
108 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

2. Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Balthazar might be known as a French restaurant but the full English served during the week (and curiously not on weekends), is among the best in the city. It includes Cumberland sausage, house-made baked beans, and fried bread. The only real deviation from the archetype is the use of streaky bacon. $22.
80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. The Atlantic ChipShop

129 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
While the Park Slope location sadly shuttered last year you can still find a classic breakfast at the Atlantic Avenue location. It might include only one egg, but it is otherwise a bargain at $10, and if you ask nicely they'll fry the bread for you.
129 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Jones Wood Foundry

401 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
Like its sister restaurant downtown,The Peacock, Jones Wood Foundry offers a full English breakfast that also includes fried bread. However, the portions are larger downtown, and the Peacock showed better execution. For example, the beans where rather desiccated at Jones Wood Foundry, and the half slice of bread just feels stingy. $17
401 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021

5. Molly's Shebeen

287 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
Molly's is once on NYC's oldest and most authentic Irish pubs. The full Irish breakfast includes two eggs, blackened white pudding, bacon, sausage, sad bread and home fries for $16, beans are a $2 supplemental. Over all the breakfast here is not bad, it certainly offer a lot of bang for the buck.
287 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010

6. Lyric Diner

283 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
You can find an Irish breakfast at quite a few diners around NYC. The one at Lyric lacks baked beans, but otherwise has both black and white pudding, sausages, and bacon. Good in the case of a severe weekday hangover (they serve the meal 24/) but otherwise best avoided. $11.95.
283 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010

7. The Churchill

45 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016
The English breakfast at The Churchill is serviceable, if not particularly inspired. It features loin back bacon, a particularly generous quantity of sausage, eggs, portabella mushrooms, American style home fries, toast, and beans. $15.
45 E 28th St
New York, NY 10016

8. Dear Bushwick

41 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
It is somewhat hard to rank the offering from Dear Bushwick, which bills itself as an English country kitchen in Brooklyn. Certainly the skillet of ham hock beans, eggs, and skinless sausage is toothsome, but it is so divergent from both the archetype and the other versions around town that it is really its own thing. $14.
41 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

9. The Dead Rabbit

30 Water St, New York, NY 10004
The full Irish breakfast at The Dead Rabbit includes sunny side eggs, beans, black and white pudding, bacon, sausages, tomato, mushrooms, and toast $15.
30 Water St
New York, NY 10004

10. Donovan's Pub

57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY 11377
This Woodside institution best known for its hamburger also serves a full Irish breakfast on weekends. This one includes both black and white pudding, as well as all the standard fixings for $15.
57-24 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377

11. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

16 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016
Read Review |
At $23 the full English breakfast at The Breslin is the city's most expensive, and it doesn't even come with toast or beans. But it is the highest expression of British breakfasting found in NYC. The pork sausage, black pudding, and streaky bacon are all made in-house. The execution is what we expect from a top restaurant, and the lack of conformity is precisely what makes it so English.
16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016

12. St. Andrews

140 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
We had high hopes that St. Andrews in Times Square wouldn't just be a tourist trap, but unfortunately the breakfast here was pretty shoddy. It does, however, feature two uniquely Scottish ingredients – tattie scone (potato) and Lorne square sausage.
140 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

13. Central Bar

109 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003
The full Irish breakfast at Central Bar is rather uninspired, although reasonably priced at $13.
109 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003

14. The Shakespeare @ The William

24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
Served on weekends only, this is a fine, fine example of a full breakfast. It features a choice of eggs, with sausages, loin back bacon, black pudding, portobello mushrooms, baked beans, roasted tomato and fried bread for $17.
24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016

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