Arguably the most essential NYC meal, New Yorkers mean business when they brunch, and they demand a plethora of dynamic options to choose from. The accessible Manhattan neighborhood of Midtown East offers a wide array of brunch options, from the French variety to down home southern fare, farm-to-table eats, and more. We profile the 10 best brunch spots in Midtown East.
Farm-fresh and creative bistro The Smith proudly supports local purveyors, sourcing the majority of its ingredients from small local businesses. The Sunday brunch menu includes a raw bar alongside poached eggs, Maine lobster salad, and vanilla bean French toast. Pair your meal with a cocktail like a traditional Bloody Mary or a Bellini, or opt for something a little different and try their ‘Barnstormer’, or ‘Passion Punch’.
One of New York City’s most classic brunch spots with multiple additional locations around the city, you can never go wrong with Sarabeth’s, where a full bar with specialty cocktails awaits you. Arrive early, as Sarabeth’s reputation precedes itself, and they don’t take reservations for Sunday brunch. Come for expert gourmet spins on the classics, from eggs to pancakes, French toast, and more.