GUIDE: New York

Where Brunch is King

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    ABC Kitchen + Cocina

    Multiple Locations:
    Union Square, Union Square

    Cuisine: American, Latin American, New American

    $$$

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina share the same distinctive, whimsical-meets-chic aesthetic, seasonal market inspiration, and thoughtful, just-a-bit quirky ethos. READ REVIEW

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    Bagatelle New York

    1 Little West 12th St.

    Meatpacking District

    Cuisine: French

    $$$$

    Art on the walls radiates a Saint-Tropez luxe street art vibe, while a warm breeze blows in through the open terrace—past the palm trees and the party crowd—to your table, where Chef Nicolas Frézal’s menu is filled with a series of can’t-go-wrong dishes. READ REVIEW

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    'Cesca

    164 W. 75th St.

    Upper West Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    Don’t come to ‘Cesca’s Sunday brunch expecting an Italian affair. After all, Italians don’t do brunch. Not so at ‘Cesca. READ REVIEW

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    Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

    4 Clinton St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: American, Bakery

    $$

    Japanese tourists simply adore this hot spot, so much that Clinton Street Baking Company now has an outpost in Tokyo. But if Japanese cuisine skews austere, Clinton Street’s goes the opposite way: indulgent, inviting, and luscious. READ REVIEW

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    Coco & Cru

    643 Broadway

    NoHo

    $$

    On this sunny corner of Broadway and Bleecker, Coco & Cru is bringing Australian café culture to Manhattanites. READ REVIEW

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

    $$

    This eminently comfortable Mott Street space, which transforms into an Italian wine bar when the sun sets—and a music venue on Sunday evenings—seems like it’s designed specifically for lounging READ REVIEW

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    Hundred Acres

    38 MacDougal Street

    South Village

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Hundred Acres is a romantic charmer of a restaurant and sister restaurant to the popular Five Points and Cookshop, Hundred Acres. Expect hearty portions of familiar favorites, each with a slight twist. READ REVIEW

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    Le Fanfare

    1103 Manhattan Ave.

    Greenpoint

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    A block away from both Lobster Joint and Saint Vitus punk-metal bar in Greenpoint sits Le Fanfare, an Italian-American restaurant-cum-jazz-club from the team that runs Epistrophy Café in Nolita. READ REVIEW

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    The Gander

    15 W. 18th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$$

    At this bar room and dining room in the Flatiron, acclaimed chef Jess Schenker (Recette) pairs his exquisitely refined technique with a trademark dedication to progressive American cuisine, all backed up by one of the best wine lists in the city. READ REVIEW

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    The Smile

    26 Bond St.

    NoHo

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

    $$

    For six years and counting, this popular subterranean, Mediterranean cafe has lured loyal patrons with fresh-ingredient-driven, farm-to-table fare. Some of the family-style dishes look almost too pretty to eat—until you give in and have a taste, and then you just can’t stop yourself. READ REVIEW


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