The Best Brunch Spots In Manhattan's Financial District, New York

Wall_Food_10340 | © Michael Stern/Flickr
Wall_Food_10340 | © Michael Stern/Flickr
Photo of Elena Calvo
8 November 2016

When it comes to brunch in the Financial District, there are multiple options to suit every taste. Whether it’s a full Irish breakfast, an omelet, or a burger that you crave, we profile seven outstanding neighborhood brunch spots that prove that there’s more to this area than just Wall Street.

The Dead Rabbit

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Diner, Gastropub, Coffee Shop, Irish, $$$
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The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York | Courtesy of The Dead Rabbit

Dig into a full Irish breakfast at local favorite The Dead Rabbit. The perfect establishment for all of your British food cravings, from Scotch eggs to blood pudding, this cozy bar and restaurant is ideal for weekend brunch. Pair your meal with your favorite drink, and you’re good to go.

Felice 15 Gold Street

Restaurant, Wine Bar, Italian, $$$
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Felice 15 Gold Street brunch
Felice 15 Gold Street brunch | Courtesy of Felice 15 Gold Street

One of New York City’s favorite Tuscan restaurants and wine bars, Felice 15 Gold Street is the answer to your rustic Mediterranean food prayers. Dine in a beautiful setting as you brunch on omelets, burgers, and traditional egg dishes with an Italian twist. Better yet, a complementary mimosa or bellini is included with any brunch item.

Fraunces Tavern

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Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York
Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York | Courtesy of Fraunces Tavern Museum
Where better to brunch than a historic NYC tavern? Overflowing with atmosphere and home to a fascinating historical legacy, Fraunces Tavern offers the likes of Scotch eggs prepared with a signature three-sausage blend and seafood chowder, as well as over 200 whiskeys and 130 craft beers and ciders. If you’re especially hungry, opt for the prix fixe brunch, which includes an appetizer, a main course, and two mimosas or Bloody Marys.


Restaurant, North American, Steakhouse, $$$
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Stop by Delmonico’s for a lunch of salt brick Amish chicken, market lobster, and their famous Benedict burger. Hearty fare isn’t the only thing you’ll find on this menu; a selection of salads is also available, made from fresh, seasonal spring greens. Classic dishes include the filet mignon and the eggs Benedict.


Cafe, Steakhouse, Indian, $$$
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With the recent addition of a Saturday brunch from 11am until 3pm, Harry’s offers unlimited champagne, juices, and cocktails to pair with your favorite meal of the week. Their brunch special features traditional options like a four-egg omelet and a smoked salmon scramble, alongside hearty fare like the filet mignon, Cajun boneless rib eye, and a porterhouse steak for two. Salads are also available for guests who want something on the lighter side.

The Capital Grille

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Seafood, $$$
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caprese salad | © Alexis Lamster/Flickr
With several locations in New York, lunch and brunch at the Wall Street Capital Grille features salad entrées with seared salmon, avocado, mango, and tomato, alongside fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil with 15-year aged balsamic. Chef suggestions include dry-aged steak frites with chimichurri, Chilean sea bass with mushroom soy broth, and sliced filet mignon with onions and wild mushrooms. Reservations are typically necessary at The Capital Grille.

Cowgirl Sea-Horse

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Cowgirl Sea-Horse, New York
Cowgirl Sea-Horse, New York | Courtesy of Cowgirl Sea Horse
Cowgirl Sea-Horse will make you feel right at home with its cozy atmosphere and delicious food. Grilled asparagus and sweet potato soup are only a couple of the options on the menu, alongside ‘The Ranch Hand’, which includes country ham and two fried eggs with grits, red-eye gravy, and cornbread.