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Best NYC Brunch Restaurants

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New York City brunch — is it as world famous as our bagels yet? Arguably, yes. In fact, some here at R29 HQ passionately argue that it's the best meal of the day. And, for good reason. Every weekend, rain or shine, hot or cold, brunch lures New Yorkers out of our tiny apartments and into packed restaurants for eggs, bacon, mimosas, and so much more. It's the only time in our super-busy lives when an hour-plus wait for a table is not only something most of us will gladly suffer, but later deem totally worth it. That's because brunch in New York almost always lives up to the hype.

Because New Yorkers know how to do brunch right, we tend to take it very seriously. (Friendships have ended over whether the bread basket is better at Balthazar or Saxon + Parole.) That's why we created this ode to the late-morning meal, including our roundup of the best NYC brunch spots with outdoor seating and boozy, bottomless refills, to the most delicious delivery options and DIY-worthy restaurant-inspired recipes. If you're as brunch obsessed as we are, consider this your comprehensive hub of all things related to your all-time favorite meal. We'll be updating this page continually with our latest and greatest discoveries, as well as up-to-the-minute scoops on our go-to spots. .

So, whether you’re looking to quench your Bloody Mary craving or wondering where to find the very best plate of smoked salmon eggs Benedict in the city, follow us, dig in, drink up — and by all means, bookmark! Cheers!