The Best Brunch Restaurants in New York

The OpenTable Team

The New York love affair with brunch is over a hundred years old and shows no signs of waning. A term coined in the 1890s as a Sunday morning recovery meal for Saturday revelers, brunch is the ideal fuel in the city that never sleeps. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to classic New York bagel spots, airy bistros to cozy Italian—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:VILLARD, Lafayette, Casa Enrique
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, NoHo, Long Island City

VILLARD

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown East
242 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation

Set in the exclusive Lotte New York Palace Hotel, Villard Restaurant boasts the city’s “definitive breakfast room,” and the best brunch NYC has to offer. Numerous reviews back this...

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Lafayette

$$$$·French·
NoHo
2,859 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Lafayette is a celebration of French cookery in downtown Manhattan. The interior is a “cinematic landscape rooted in traditional brasserie style,” with bright colors meeting mahoga...

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100% recommended

Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
915 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

One of the top restaurants in Long Island, Casa Enrique delivers tasty Mexican food to locals and tourists day in, day out. So booking is essential! Lunch and brunch meet on the sa...

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95% recommended
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Lincoln Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Upper West Side
5,627 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View

Enjoy Italian cuisine served in style at this modern and sleek restaurant at New York’s Lincoln Center. The restaurant works with local farmers and suppliers to get the best ingred...

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91% recommended
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Sant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
667 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Authentic

A mixture of Milanese tradition and New York elegance creates a welcoming atmosphere at Sant Amboeus’ Madison Avenue restaurant. Famous for risotto and stunning Italian wines, Sant...

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100% recommended
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Temple Court on 10

$$$$·American·
Financial District
1,223 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

If you like entertainment while you brunch, Temple Court in the Beekman Hotel is the place for you. Chef Carlos runs a seasonal brunch menu with live music from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. B...

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94% recommended
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Park Avenue Winter

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,995 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Now known as Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Summer/Spring, this most recent addition to the Park Avenue restaurant family focuses on reinterpretations of classic favorite dishes. The br...

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90% recommended
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The Dutch

$$$$·American·
SoHo
2,876 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Proud to run an unpretentious American joint serving nice food and drink, the experienced team at the Dutch aim to provide a menu that makes them and their customers happy. Get a c...

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100% recommended

Cantina Rooftop

$$$$·Mexican·
Midtown West
1,020 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun

If you fancy a rooftop brunch, NYC is the city that delivers. Add in fantastic Mexican flavors and a retractable glass roof to deal with the weather, and you've found Cantina Rooft...

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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,307 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

An Italian restaurant that’s much in demand at the moment, it’s worth booking while you can. Time Out says that diners are clamoring for a table due to “seductive food” served amon...

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88% recommended
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