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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

NYC BRUNCH SPOTS 2021

 After more than a year away from dining in the city, it feels great to be back out here eating, drinking and enjoying great company again. Like every other twenty-something living in the NYC metropolitan area, dining out again means one thing: we're back at brunch! Dining limitations have loosened around here due to rising vaccination rates (if you haven't been vaccinated yet, I encourage you to visit the NYS vax site to book an appointment asap, or go to a walk-in location like the popup in Penn Station). Keep reading for a few of my favorite NYC brunch spots lately, both standard and bottomless options included!


For those of us who enjoy a boozy brunch, an affordable bottomless brunch in NYC can feel like an oxymoron sometimes. If you're brunchin' on a budget, here are a few of my favorites. I'm only including those I've visited this year, and if you have any recommendations make sure to comment here or leave a comment on my IG. Pictured above is the avocado toasts, fries and mango belini's from 1803 :)

152 Stanton Street (LES)
*bottomless

One of my best friends suggested we try this place one weekend for a girls' brunch and we all loved it! In my opinion, bottomless should never run you more than $40 total. Here, two hours of bottomless sangria or mimosas is $20 with the purchase of a Brunch Plato (~$15). Not only was the price reasonable, the mimosas here are DELICIOUS. I ordered the waffles which were perfect for someone who doesn't like things too sweet. We split a flan for dessert and left so satisfied!

The ambiance is also awesome, they have indoor and outdoor seating and take reservations. We sat outside at a cute table against the exterior. I will absolutely be coming back here again.

Cuisine: Argentinian/American
Style: Casual, hip

788A Union Street (Park Slope)
*bottomless

This next brunch takes us to Park Slope, Brooklyn. I was first introduced to this spot when going to a good friend's birthday party about two years ago. Finally this year I was able to return with the BF in tow, and it was even better than I remember! The value is UNBEATABLE here- $30 for bottomless champagne or mimosas and one of their delicious entées. I ordered the Tagliatelle al Brie, Arugula e Speck and it was sooo delicious.

This is a much quieter, neighborhood vibe and perfect for a low-key weekend morning. Everyone is so nice here, and in the back they have a really beautiful little patio area/windows pouring in light to the indoor area too. I can't wait to come back again!

Cuisine: Italian/American
Style: Casual, hip

82 Reade Street (Tribeca)

1803 has been on my radar for sometime now. Finally last weekend I was able to pop by with a friend, my only regret was I wish I was hungrier! While I'd usually get something heavy like pulled pork benedict (drool), I instead opted for an avocado toast. I have to say I don't think the toast was worth the $16 price tag... but the belinis made up for it. 

Though not bottomless, my friend and I split a pitcher of mango belini and I think it equated to about 3.5 glasses each. This is typically how much I drink at a bottomless, so it felt like a pretty good value! We dined in their outdoor space which was very cute, and I saw the interior during a bathroom trip and it was very vibrant and bright. My final advice: come here if you're ready with an appetite, and skip the avocado toast.

Cuisine: New Orleans/American
Style: Trendy, hip

64 Lafayette Avenue (Fort Greene)

I'm a little biased with this one lol. So I do freelance PR/Social Media work for Baba Cool, but this place is seriously one of the best around! There isn't a bottomless brunch here, but there is a list of delicious signature cocktails and wines/beers on tap too. I've eaten here dozens of times since I've started freelancing here, and my only regret is that I would have started coming here sooner!

My favorite things are the Carny Breakfast and Oven-Roasted Turkey sandwiches, the Lemon Ricotta Biscuit and the Iced Chai Latte. Everyone I take here loves it, and the best part is there's a spacious outdoor dining area to enjoy everything in. This is the place for food that's photogenic and delicious, it's a low-key spot that you'll find all the cool kids at.

Cuisine: American
Style: Casual, hip