The Best Brunches in New York City
Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

1. Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery

8.7
380 Lafayette St (btwn Great Jones & E 4th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoHo · 420 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: Andrew Carmellini’s brasserie is a love letter to all things French, from the expertly baked brioche and pain au chocolat for sale at the in-house boulangerie, to the Bloody Marie at brunch. Read more.

Balthazar is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

2. Balthazar

8.9
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 1060 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: Balthazar somehow fashioned a magical spot in which Paris and New York embrace like lost sisters; nearly two decades on, it's still the ultimate Manhattan brunch rendezvous. Read more.

Sarabeth's is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

3. Sarabeth's

8.5
40 Central Park S (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 558 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: This is the kind of place you take your mom when she comes to visit, and also the kind of place where it’s not weird to order three helpings of lemon-ricotta pancakes. Read more.

The Smith is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

4. The Smith

8.8
956 2nd Ave (at E 51st St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 362 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: We seem to have a thing for brasseries—though this one is decidedly American, with more comfort food than a Southern diner, like the guilt-inducing breakfast pot pie and jalapeño cheddar grits. Read more.

Fort Defiance is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

5. Fort Defiance

365 Van Brunt St (at Dikeman St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Red Hook · 194 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: Get yourself to Red Hook, order the All American or the huevos rancheros, and keep your joy at having discovered the best brunch spot in Brooklyn to yourself. Read more.

Prime Meats is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

6. Prime Meats

465 Court St (at Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 236 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: There are brunch spots that are ideal for boozing, and those better for nursing a night of overindulgence. Prime Meats, luckily, fits nicely into both categories. Read more.

Egg is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

7. Egg

109A N 3rd St (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Breakfast Spot · Williamsburg · 377 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: Though it has grown beyond its beginnings as a wildly popular pop-up breakfast spot, Williamsburg favorite Egg still sees a crowd of people waiting to get inside on weekends. Read more.

Russ & Daughters is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

8. Russ & Daughters

9.3
179 E Houston St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY
Gourmet Store · Lower East Side · 423 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: We're pretty lazy about going to synagogue, but we're pretty sure that R&D’s smoked fish platter counts as a spiritual experience. Read more.

Spoon Table & Bar is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

9. Spoon Table & Bar

40 E 33rd St (btwn Madison & Park Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoMad · 17 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: The secret to Spoon is to arrive late (2 p.m. is perfect) and linger long enough for them to start handing out the morning's pastries, like a bonus brunch for those who slept in. Read more.

Cafe Cluny is one of The Best Brunches in New York City.

10. Cafe Cluny

8.7
284 W 12th St (at W 4th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · West Village · 271 tips and reviews

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler: This West Village corner café by the team behind Odeon in Tribeca caters to a very discerning crowd—and it's consistently packed, thanks to its comfortable-classy ambience. Read more.