5 Chic Outdoor Brunch Spots in NYC
It’s finally springtime in New York City. Say bye-bye to putting on 5 layers of clothes and snow boots to catch your brunch reservation. Outdoor dining (aka Boozy Brunch) is back in full swing.
We wanted to help you celebrate the return of warm weather, so we threw together a list of 5 of our favorite, most unique, outdoor brunch experiences in NYC:
Located inside The Standard East Village, renowned chef John Fraser’s restaurant has a cute outdoor garden complete with couches, trees and hanging lights, creating the perfect cozy environment to combat the aftermath of last night.
The menu includes a variety of egg dishes, waffles, and entrées like duck hash and a smoked shiitake and kale burger.
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
Vinegar Hill House
DUMBO (Vinegar Hill)
Nestled in the DUMBO sub-neighborhood, Vinegar Hill House has a homey feel that keeps local residents coming back.
Eater New York describes their brunch perfectly:
“This is one of Brooklyn’s coolest restaurant spaces — it feels like a Prohibition-era barroom that was boarded up decades ago and recently brought back to life. The menu is full of rustic dishes, like pear-sourdough pancakes, braised pork with grits, and a big, fat cheeseburger. After your meal, consider ambling around the ancient streets near the southern tip of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.”
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun 10:30am-3:30am
Located in a converted gas station, Forrest Point serves a modern Middle Eastern menu that features “decadent burgers, [and] a stand-out roasted eggplant sandwich with halloumi cheese, chicken fried oysters and Valrhona ganache s’mores with toasted marshmallows bursting out of the skillet.” Hello, YUM!
The restaurant was built on imagination, and it’s very evident in their outside-the-box menu, interesting rustic design and psychedelic murals.
Brunch Hours: Sat-Sun 11am-4pm
Converted from a mom & pop newsstand, Krupa Grocery offers a modern take on American dining with a simple, laid-back feel.
The Infatuation calls it “the neighborhood restaurant every neighborhood wishes they had. A small operation with friendly people, incredible tap beers, an impressive, well priced wine list, and food that competes at the highest level.”
Krupa Grocery is the kind of gem that the locals hope you never find out about. Sorry, locals.
Brunch Hours: Wed-Mon 10am-4pm (kitchen closed for lunch on Tuesday)
Milk and Roses
The Italian-influenced restaurant’s bookcase-lined walls and quaint rustic design give the interior a café feel during the day and a fancier restaurant vibe at night. Where the magic really happens though is in their spacious outdoor garden area.
No stranger to private events, the patio provides a unique atmosphere for a Sunday brunch. They serve an array of boutique wines and craft beers and offer a bottomless brunch that includes an entrée and one hour of unlimited mimosas for $32. Sunday funday!
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