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

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    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

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

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    Whether you were just stopping in solo for breakfast, doing a healthy lunch with coworkers, or looking for a place to grab drinks with friends or bring a date after work, this small slice of Sardinia feels welcoming at any time of day. READ REVIEW

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    Le Fanfare

    1103 Manhattan Ave.

    Greenpoint

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    If you think you'd need to travel far to satisfy a craving for a good Sardinian dish, look no further than Greenpoint, home of this chic-yet-casual sibling restaurant to Nolita’s Epistrophy. READ REVIEW

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    The Smile

    26 Bond St.

    NoHo

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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    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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    Tio Pepe

    168 W. 4th St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Spanish

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    Middle-aged or not, this West Village institution has picked up a little swagger as of late, reinventing itself and cultivating some character in the process. READ REVIEW


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