The Top 10 Brunch Spots In The Flatiron District, New York City

Janna Berenson

No one does brunch like a New Yorker. The go to weekend treat, brunch is one meal that is taken very seriously in the city. While the Flatiron District is known for its famous architecture, it’s also home to some of the best brunch spots in the Big Apple.

The New York Edition Hotel

1. The Clocktower

Restaurant, British

The Clocktower: a high-end American fare in a clubby setting with dining rooms & a lounge with a pool table.
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Located on the 2nd floor of the New York Edition Hotel, The Clocktower offers contemporary British cuisine. Its menu, curated by renowned chef Jason Atherton, features updated takes on classic dishes. The Clocktower will turn your favorite routine brunch into a classy outing.

2. Almond

Cafe, Restaurant, American, French

Belgian Beer Café
An adorable French spot with a view of the Flatiron building, Almond has a beautiful ambiance and a wonderful menu. A great patio and the large French windows make the rustic-chic interior design impossible to ignore. Additionally, the food is always pleasant; especially the highly rated Almond Hash and complementary biscuits served with a tasty jam.

3. Belgian Beer Café

Bar, Restaurant, Belgian

While obviously famous for it’s beer selection, Belgian Beer Café also has great food. With options ranging from French toast stuffed with caramelized bananas to a seared tuna club sandwich, there is nothing that can’t be found here. It is common to taste a little beer in the food, as the chef is known to use real Belgian beer as an ingredient. With the feel of a traditional American café and bar, Belgian Beer Café will surprise and satisfy you every time.

4. Blue Smoke

Restaurant, BBQ

Blue Smoke really knows how to bring the American South to the big city. With classic comfort food that’s been taken up a notch, Blue Smoke pairs a friendly welcome with a delicious meal. The restaurant is clean and simple, while still maintaining a fun atmosphere. Blue Smoke is bound to make you feel like you’ve taken a trip to the south without even leaving New York!

5. Forcella

Restaurant, Pizzeria, American, Italian, Seafood

Located directly on Park Avenue South, Forcella is known for its contemporary take on Italian-American fusion. Though it is difficult not to order their famous pizza, Forcella’s array of brunch foods are equally drool-worthy. With a lounge-like ambiance and a bottomless brunch option, anyone can have a good time at Forcella.

6. Markt

Restaurant, Belgian, American

A fun brunch spot right on 6th avenue, Markt is convenient, casual, and the perfect place for brunch. Markt pairs a distinct look with specialty coffee and a varied brunch menu. It is nearly impossible to have a bad experience at this Belgian brassiere.

7. Park Avenue

Restaurant, American

Park Avenue is an ideal brunch destination all year round. It’s name and the menu changes seasonally. You can go back anytime of year and expect something new and refreshing from this classy American spot. Park Avenue offers delicious cuisine and works around anyone’s busy city schedule.

8. Raymi

Restaurant, Peruvian

Raymi is a Peruvian restaurant that features an interesting blend of Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine. While Raymi’s elegant decor attracts quite a crowd for happy hour and dinner, it is also great for Sunday brunch. In the proper Peruvian style, Raymi offers a tapas menu and a large plate menu. To top it all off, you can even order sangria to add a little party to your meal.

9. Sarabeth's

Restaurant, American

Sarabeth’s has one of the best classic American brunches New York City has to offer. One of the more popular weekend brunch restaurants in the area, Sarabeth’s is known for their phenomenal almond-crusted French toast and salmon eggs Benedict. The cozy American vibe and friendly service is impossible to miss. The abundance of space isn’t too shabby either.

10. Tre Stelle

Restaurant, American

A cute, little Italian spot connected to the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Tre Stelle is a perfect example of a romantic dinner restaurant that transforms into a great brunch restaurant. The affordable prices and bargain brunch specials make Tre Stelle an ideal brunch stop for any small group.

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