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New York City's Hottest Brunch Restaurants, Winter 2014

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2013_brunch_heatmap_helo.jpegThis city has plenty of restaurants that offer lame brunch prix fixes with sloppy egg dishes and weak mimosas — these places give brunch a bad name. Here's a guide to 15 restaurants that serve awesome food and drinks during brunch. And don't worry, you won't lose your foodie cred by going to these places.

Most of these establishments are less than a year old, but a few are older restaurants that recently launched that weekend meal that's a mix of breakfast and lunch. Check it out:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

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207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500
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2. El Quinto Pino

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401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-6900
[Bess Adler]

3. Glasserie

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95 Commercial St.
Greenpoint, NY 11222
(718) 389-0640
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4. Gotham West Market

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600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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5. Uncle Boons

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7 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 370-6650
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[Daniel Krieger]

6. Alder

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157 Second Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-1900
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7. The Red Cat

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227 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-1122
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[Daniel Krieger]

8. The East Pole - Kitchen & Bar

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133 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 249-2222
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9. The Elm

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160 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 218-7500
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10. Lafayette

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380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-3000
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Lafayette's cushy dining room is an ideal place to start your weekend. It's not a mob scene in the morning, and the menu includes many of the standout dishes from the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. You can get a foie gras terrine, salads, soups, omelettes, steak frites, pastries, tripes Bourguignon, and fancy pressed juices.

11. ABC Cocina

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38 E 19th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-2233
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[Daniel Krieger]

12. Nobu Next Door

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105 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-4445
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13. Atrium

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15 Main St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-1095
[Daniel Krieger]

14. Montmartre

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158 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(646) 596-8838
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Michael Toscano's new menu at this Chelsea hot spot includes tuna Niçoise, a dry-aged-beef burger, chicken & waffles, and several egg dishes. If you're really hungry, consider the shoulder steak with roquefort butter, pommes frites, and eggs.

15. Salvation Taco

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145 E 39th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 865-5800

During brunch, Salvation Taco serves two of the best dishes from the lunch and dinner menus: the chicken thigh torta and the stellar lamb naan tacos. You can also get chilaquiles, a steak and egg burrito, a Spanish tortilla, or assorted fresh baked pastries. This is a cool choice for a long, boozy brunch, or a round of midday cocktails with Mexican bar bites. Brunch drinks are $10.

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1. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
[Facebook]
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

2. El Quinto Pino

401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011
[Bess Adler]
401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011

3. Glasserie

95 Commercial St., Greenpoint, NY 11222
[Photo: Bess Adler]
95 Commercial St.
Greenpoint, NY 11222

4. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
[Daniel Krieger]
600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

5. Uncle Boons

7 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
[Daniel Krieger]
7 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

6. Alder

157 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003
[Krieger]
157 Second Ave
New York, NY 10003

7. The Red Cat

227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
[Daniel Krieger]
227 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

8. The East Pole - Kitchen & Bar

133 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
[ Facebook]
133 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065

9. The Elm

160 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
[Krieger]
160 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

10. Lafayette

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Lafayette's cushy dining room is an ideal place to start your weekend. It's not a mob scene in the morning, and the menu includes many of the standout dishes from the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. You can get a foie gras terrine, salads, soups, omelettes, steak frites, pastries, tripes Bourguignon, and fancy pressed juices.

380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

11. ABC Cocina

38 E 19th St., New York, NY 10003
[Daniel Krieger]
38 E 19th St.
New York, NY 10003

12. Nobu Next Door

105 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
[Photo Credit]
105 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

13. Atrium

15 Main St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
[Daniel Krieger]
15 Main St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

14. Montmartre

158 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Michael Toscano's new menu at this Chelsea hot spot includes tuna Niçoise, a dry-aged-beef burger, chicken & waffles, and several egg dishes. If you're really hungry, consider the shoulder steak with roquefort butter, pommes frites, and eggs.

158 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011

15. Salvation Taco

145 E 39th St., New York, NY 10016

During brunch, Salvation Taco serves two of the best dishes from the lunch and dinner menus: the chicken thigh torta and the stellar lamb naan tacos. You can also get chilaquiles, a steak and egg burrito, a Spanish tortilla, or assorted fresh baked pastries. This is a cool choice for a long, boozy brunch, or a round of midday cocktails with Mexican bar bites. Brunch drinks are $10.

145 E 39th St.
New York, NY 10016

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