Located in midtown Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen is filled with unique restaurants catering to locals and tourists alike. As brunch is synonymous with New York City’s
culinary culture, we take a closer look at the 10 best places for breakfast and brunch in Hell’s Kitchen.
Bakery, American, $$$
Amy’s Bread is a quaint little bakery filled with the aroma of freshly baked muffins and pastries. Amy’s Bread is a great place to pick up a breakfast sandwich on the go or sit down and enjoy a spiced chai latte with friends. The bakery’s mission statement is ‘to create a bakery and café that nourishes the bodies, minds, and spirits of the communities we serve.’
Amy’s Bread 672 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 977 2670
Upon entering Eatery, you’ll be greeted by friendly waitstaff and an inviting indoor and outdoor dining atmosphere. This restaurant offers delicious, reasonably priced brunch options from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. Locals can even order online to pick up or have their meal delivered. Choose from a selection of flavorful dishes, from the ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ on an English muffin with goat cheese, pesto and baby greens, to ricotta-lemon pancakes. Eatery gives the ultimate brunch experience with many flavorful options to enjoy seasonally on their menu.
Eatery, 798 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 765 7080
Restaurant, American, $$$
5 Napkin Burger
5 Napkin Burger specializes in delicious variations on the typical hamburger, from the original with Gruyere cheese, caramelized onion and rosemary aioli oil, to the Ahi tuna and the 5 napkin veggie burger. This restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy an early lunch, and you will certainly need more than five napkins for this ultimate burger experience.
5 Napkin Burger, 630 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 757 2277
Restaurant, Asian, $$$
This restaurant is filled with the sound of classic 80’s tunes and a grungy-chic vibe. You’ll be surprised how delicious Vynl’s famous Thai Deviled Eggs are when tangy and sweet meet in holy matrimony. Enjoy a selection of cocktails, from the Flimsy Mimsy, to a standard mimosa alongside your brunch of lemongrass skirt steak and eggs, or dark chocolate pancakes with bacon maple syrup.
Vynl, 756 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 974 2003
There was a reason they named this restaurant Nook. It’s small yet cozy and has a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come here for an intimate restaurant experience and a globally inspired brunch menu. In the warmer months, you’ll find happy patrons enjoying their morning meals outside.
Nook, 746 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 247 5500
Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, $$$
Marseille is a French getaway in Midtown Manhattan, incorporating ‘the cultural melting pot that is France’s gateway to the Mediterranean into all dishes served on the menu.’ Brunch on the likes of crab and eggs, avocado on brioche toast, and asparagus and goat cheese omelets at this French and Mediterranean-inspired eatery.
Marseille, 630 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 333 2323
Medi Wine Bar
Bar, Mediterranean, $$$
Medi Wine Bar
Draped in beautiful tapestries, Medi Wine Bar cancels out the hustle and bustle of one of New York City’s busiest neighborhoods, and provides a relaxing atmosphere for hungry patrons. Offering Mediterranean-fusion cuisine, try Medi Wine Bar for a cultural brunch experience.
Medi Wine Bar, 811 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 586 1201
Restaurant, American, $$$
44 & X
Though slightly on the pricier side, the great American brunch at 44 & X is undoubtedly worth it. The mere sound of their Hazelnut Brioche French toast with raspberry compote and smoked Irish bacon is sure to make mouths water. If that doesn’t do it for you, try the huevos rancheros with salsa cruda, avocado, tortilla and black bean relish, or opt for fresh fruit with yogurt and granola.
44 & X, 622 10th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 977 1170
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
The premier destination for South African cuisine in a ‘bush-inspired theme that is both inviting and captivating,’ Braai offers a slightly less conventional alternative to your usual brunch of egg-white omelets and mimosas. Try the ostrich benedict or the fish parcel, complete with salt and vinegar chips.
Braai, 329 West 51st Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 315 3315
Benoit’s French-Infused atmosphere and delicious, handcrafted dishes make this eatery the perfect stop for a relaxed breakfast or brunch of classic French toast with mixed berries, to escargots in garlic and butter. For a European meal from the comfort of home, head to Benoit for a culinary getaway.
Benoit, 60 West 55th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 943 7373