The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Union Square, NYC

Photo of Jessica Holzberg
26 September 2016

Good brunch isn’t hard to find in New York City. However, with the overwhelming amount of places on every corner, it’s almost impossible to choose. Union Square is the place to start. In this chic area of Manhattan, you can find some of the most affordable, tasty brunches around. From Mediterranean food to fresh eggs, head down to Union Square and try one of our favorite spots.


Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
You don’t have to travel far to have some of the best Mediterranean food in the big apple. Barbounia, a chic Mediterranean restaurant, offers a brunch experience like no other. With its cozy, calm atmosphere and delicious food, you can’t go wrong with a visit here. This chic, happening spot has unlimited champagne cocktails for brunch. It is without a doubt stylish, upbeat, and delicious as could be. Try some favorites such as spicy feta or green Shashuka.

Blue Water Grill

Restaurant, Seafood, Sushi, French, 0
When roaming Union Square for some brunch, be on the look out for Blue Water Grill. For some live jazz music, top-notch seafood, and great summer deals, Blue Water Grill is a must. Blue Water Grill offers a wide range of brunch options from sushi, to cinnamon raisin French toast, to delicious omelettes. Blue Water Grill is a buzzing, lively brunch spot.

The Pavilion

Restaurant, Italian
Take a stroll to the north end of Union Square for a brunch and you’ll find The Pavillion. The restaurant has a tropical feel and the vegetables used come fresh from the Greenmarket. At an affordable price, the food is tasty, garden-fresh, and simple.

Union Square Cafe

Cafe, Market, Restaurant, American, $$$
Known as one of the most popular restaurants in the area, Union Square Cafe has a menu of American food inspired by the Greenmarket. This award-winning restaurant is a great place for a casual, enjoyable brunch.

Friend of a Farmer

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
Friend Of A Farmer is one of the most well-known brunch places in Union Square and provides American-country cooking like no other. In this cozy cafe, an omelette is a must try. Friend Of A Farmer provides fresh press coffee and delicious drinks at an affordable price.

The Grey Dog' Cafe

Restaurant, American, $$$
In a laid-back setting, sit down for a brunch with some friends at The Grey Dog’s Cafe. This tasty hot spot is known for its French toast, pancakes, and eggs. You’ll find a somewhat hipster, relaxed environment and a varied menu with many delicious options.

ABC Kitchen

Restaurant, American, $$$
ABC Kitchen prides itself on fresh, organic ingredients that make its brunch menu impeccable. Try delicious options such as crab toast in this charming, elegant setting.

Murray's Bagel

Bakery, Deli, American, Dessert, Pastries

Nothing sounds better on a Saturday morning than a New York bagel. Murray’s Bagels, has a wide selection of hand-rolled, fresh bagels to choose from. You’ll find delicious spreads such as scallion, tomato garlic, and jalapeno cream cheese. Murray’s bagels are the definition of a true delicious New York bagel.

The House

Restaurant, American, $$$
If you are looking for a romantic hot spot for your next brunch spot, check out The House. This restored 1854 carriage house boasts popular dishes including breakfast flatbread, deviled eggs, and mac and cheese. You’ll find a beautiful interior, relaxed environment, and tasty cocktails too.

Petite Abeille

Cafe, Belgian, 0
Petite Abeille is a chic, Belgian cafe. You’ll find an affordable menu offering delicious options from classic Belgium waffles to stoemp saucisse. There’s also a good cocktail menu.

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