The Best Bottomless Brunches in Manhattan, New York City

Courtesy of The Black Ant, credit: Paul Wagtouicz
Courtesy of The Black Ant, credit: Paul Wagtouicz
Photo of Julia Goicochea
29 October 2017

A mid-morning meal that feels like a PM party? We’ll drink to that! Let the good vibes—and good drinks—flow at one of Manhattan’s most memorable (or should we say, delightfully forgettable?) boozy brunches. Just in time for the weekend, here are the best bottomless brunches in Manhattan, New York City.

The Black Ant

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Enjoy cuisine with a side of cool at The Black Ant, a gourmet Mexican eatery with an East Village edge. Join Manhattan’s trendiest diners for crab meat avocado toast and duck confit rancheros while knocking back bottomless smoky jalapeño margaritas, Bloody Marias, and mimosas.

Lido

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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For a higher-end experience, head to Harlem’s Restaurant Row, where you’ll enjoy Italian-leaning offerings at Lido. At this Harlem haunt, bottomless mimosas are enjoyed alongside omelets with spicy Italian pork sausage, white polenta with truffle oil and poached eggs, and creamy garlic parmesan bread.

Cafe Cortadito

Cafe, Restaurant, Cuban, $$$
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For those more concerned with booze than brunch, Cafe Cortadito makes every mealtime feel like a fiesta. At this East Village eatery, a solid selection of Latin-influenced fare, including shredded beef and sweet plantain omelets and Cubano sandwiches, is enhanced by tropical mimosas, red and white sangrias, and Cortadito’s signature drink, champagne mojitos.

Pig and Khao

Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Asian, $$$
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Foodies flock to Pig and Khao for Southeast Asian fare with a New York City flair. Thai and Filipino flavors are found throughout the menu in dishes such as sizzling sisig, longonissa sausage with fried eggs and tomato salad, and corned beef hash with Thai chili and garlic. Come brunch time, and Pig and Khao’s cuisine can be washed down with your choice of flavored mimosas or “self-serve” bottomless draft beer.

Agave

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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With more than 1,000 Yelp reviews (and its fan-favorite frozen margaritas), Agave’s bottomless brunch is one of the hottest tickets in town. Here, the purchase of an item such as lobster Benedict or hand-hacked hash with pastrami, roast beef, and corned beef grants you two hours of free-flowing mimosas, wine, or frozen margaritas, all—and this is the clincher—without New York’s typical rowdy brunch bunch.

Ricardo Steak House

Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Steakhouse, $$$
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Count on a spot known for its killer cocktails to deliver a better-than-average boozy brunch experience. At Ricardo Steak House in Harlem, upscale eats such as filet mignon salad and T-bone and porterhouse steaks are enjoyed alongside unlimited bellinis and mimosas. Tip: Spring for the specialty drinks option, which includes double berry bellinis and watermelon mimosas.