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10 Brunch Spots In Midtown Manhattan, New York City

10 Brunch Spots In Midtown Manhattan, New York City

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Updated: 5 October 2016
In New York City, it’s safe to say brunch is almost an institution. There’s nothing like kicking off a relaxing Saturday or Sunday with delicious late-morning meal. We’ve rounded up the 10 best brunches in the mid-town area.

The NoMad Restaurant

The NoMad is the second restaurant from Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara. The restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically acclaimed Eleven Madison Park, drawing inspiration from the Chef’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California and NYC. You can expect a selection of “Bloodys”, classic eggs Benedict, and an epic roast chicken sandwich with brioche, black truffle and foie gras.

The Nomad Restaurant 1170 Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 347 472 5660

Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien New York

Folks who are serious about brunch should experience the sleek setting and quintessential hot spot that is Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien New York. The upmost professional service and a friendly, prompt staff is only one reason this premier brunch spot is a cut above the rest. With servings that are huge, clever takes on traditional plates, and fresh fruit smoothies, Norma’s is definitely worth multiple trips.

Le Parker Meridien 119 West 56th Street New York, NY, USA +1 212 708 7460

Salvation Taco

Michelin Star chef April Bloomfield and her partner Ken Friedman are behind this taqueria and cantina featuring a menu influenced by international cuisines. The venue is colorful, decked out in a rainbow of inviting decor and little knick-knacks. On the menu, you will find mushroom and egg burritos, chorizo and egg tortas, and three-bite tacos sans the traditional Mexican fillings. Salvation Taco is the perfect place to enjoy Bloomfield’s respected and shareable menu with friends and family.

Salvation Taco 145 East 39th Street New York, NY, USA +1 212 865 5800

Lexington Brass

Aside the business backdrop of modern midtown, Lexington Brass is a new-age American Brasserie, which uses seasonal produce to create a menu of hearty, tasty dishes. The people behind Abe & Arthur’s in the Meatpacking District are responsible for this 100-seat restaurant, which features a selection of raw oysters, tuna tartare tacos, and pumpkin spice gluten-free waffles. With additional vegan and gluten-free items, there are options for everyone to enjoy.

Lexington Brass Hyatt 48 Lex 517 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 392 5976

Sarabeth’s Central Park South

This legendary brunch spot with several NYC locations can get quite crowded, but it’s worth the wait. There isn’t anything particularly out of the ordinary or challenging on the menu, but you’re guaranteed to find classic breakfast and brunch food from egg-based selections, sweets (waffles, pancakes, French toast), and cereals (oatmeals and granolas). Sarabeth’s has been drawing loyal devotees with American comfort food and baked goods since the early 80s.

Sarabeth’s 40 Central Park South New York, NY, USA +1 212 826 5959


With an atmosphere that feels like a New England country kitchen, Penelope is a brightly painted part-bar, part-cafe, and part bakery. The decor and ambiance, which resemble a little cottage, are refreshingly out of place for New York City. Expect lines out the door because brunch here is in high demand with affordable prices to boot.

Penelope 159 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 481 3800

44 & X Hell’s Kitchen

In a jewel box setting within walking distance of Broadway and Theatre Row, 44 & X features American classics perfected by chef Julio Fauce. A Hell’s Kitchen go-to spot, waiters serve popular brunch food with a theatrical flair perfect for before or after the play. Soak up some sun with outdoor seating and a great cocktail menu.

44 & X Hell’s Kitchen 622 10th Avenue New York, NY, USA +1 212 977 1170

The Crooked Knife

This rustic bistro-country kitchen is named after a forgotten river that used to run through Murray Hill. The Crooked Knife is the perfect place for those in favor of a boozy brunch. Two hours to chow down on your choice of entrée and limitless bloodies and mimosas? We’ll take it.

The Crooked Knife 29 East 30th Street New York, NY, USA +1 212 696 2593

The Chester

The Chester is an all-American restaurant, bar, and private event space known for its stylish decor and lively atmosphere. From the one and only Sam Hazen, renowned chef at Tao and Veritas, the spot offers a casual, yet sophisticated place to eat, drink and celebrate good times. Enjoy a selection of artisanal pizza, East and West coast oysters and a hearty short rib hash.

The Chester 45 East 33rd Street New York, NY, USA +1 212 201 1228

The Wayfarer

Located in Midtown’s Quin Hotel, The Wayfarer is a bi-level classic American grille with a diverse artisanal menu focusing on locally sourced ingredients. The Wayfarer’s interior draws inspiration from the 1970s and classic New York in the 1800s accompanied by an illuminating natural light. The menu focuses on seafood dishes and includes crowd pleasers like mac n cheese and hand cut French fries. Mhmm.

The Wayfarer 101 West 57th Street New York, NY, USA +1 212 691 0030