Brunch in Manhattan. I don’t know what to say except that it rivals brunch almost anywhere else. New Yorkers did practically invent brunch. Sarabeth’s, a popular brunch spot in NYC, is one of the first restaurants to serve brunch on the regular, in fact.
But of course, Manhattan isn’t the only place that does brunch well. Us Washingtonians enjoy brunch just as much as the next Manhattanite. I look forward to sharing some of mine and Zach’s favorite brunch spots in the District in future posts on the blog.
How did Zach and I get into brunch, you ask?
Since getting married, Zach and I instituted a weekly date night. Initially, we set aside every Thursday evening for dates. After all, dating on Thursday seemed to extend the weekend. But as time went on we began alternating between Thursday date night and Saturday morning brunch. Especially when we realized just how much we love brunch.
Zach and I enjoy brunching in both New York and D.C. (and pretty much anywhere else, for that matter!). Here are a few spots we’ve scoped out and enjoyed in the Big Apple.
1. Nice Matin. Zach and I have been back to Nice Matin almost every time we are in New York. It has a sweet, light-filled ambience with great indoor and outdoor patio seating. As you can see from the pictures above, the French flare definitely comes through. I highly recommend their traditional Eggs Benedict. It has a delicious, lemony hollandaise sauce that, in my humble opinion, is unmatched by other Eggs Bene’s I’ve enjoyed.
2. Cafeteria. The Cafeteria is a great place for a more chill, family-friendly brunch experience. The prices are reasonable and the dishes unique. The grilled steak and eggs and lemon ricotta pancakes are both really delicious! Their aloe vera lemonade is also a fun experience — and they have lots of other intriguing cocktail and mocktail options.
3. The Cookshop. The Cookshop is a crowd pleaser. Zach and I took my parents and friends here and everyone always loves it. The first time we went, the waitress recommended their huevos rancheros to my husband. It’s pretty great and I ended up getting it when we returned later and haven’t been disappointed. Their drinks, especially the ginger lemonade, are worth a try. Located in the heart of Chelsea, the Cookshop is just minutes from the High Line, dozens of beautiful art galleries, and the waterfront.
Where are some of your favorite brunch spots in NYC?
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good. ~ Psalm 107:9
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