5 friendly places for brunch in New York

1) Rosemary's

The rooftop garden put this place on the map but it’s the menu and the ambiance that kept it on the map. There’s a long wait sometimes, but enjoying your Italian dish straight from the produce grown on the roof is worth it. In summer French doors open onto the street.

interior of Rosemary's

18 Greenwich Avenue (at W 10th Street)

+1 212 647 1818


2) Bubby's

If you’re in for a true American brunch, go to Bubby’s. These guys make a point of serving upscale, classic American dishes in a rustic, laidback setting. Try one of their biscuits – a Southern specialty – topped with sausage, jalapeño and eggs, or fried chicken.

interior of Bubby's

120 Hudson Street (at N Moore Street)

+1 212 219 0666


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3) Café Sabarsky

If you find yourself up in Museum Mile, this is the place to stop. Located inside the Neue Galerie you’ll experience a taste of romantic Vienna. Start with Bavarian sausage and warm pretzel or a special sandwich, but be sure to end with one of their spectacular, intricate desserts, especially if traditional apfelstrudel is something you cherish. Nighttime the cafe transforms into a cabaret with live music.

buffet style brunch at Café Sabarsky

at: Neue Galarie NY, 1048 5th Avenue (betw 85th and 86th Street)

+1 212 288 0665


4) Upland

California cuisine is served in a high-ceiling industrial space, with room to breathe. Try the fresh little gem salad, which is so large it’s a must-share. There are substantial items like spaghetti topped with fried egg or the Larry David bagel. Creative pizzas and fabulous bottles of wine.

 Upland restaurant in New York

345 Park Avenue South (at 26th Street)

+1 212 686 1006


5) Yuca Bar

Hitting brunch here places you squarely in cool environs, perfect for strolling cute shops and people watching. They offer a hearty mix of Latin fusion dishes all under 20 dollars, (add 17 dollars for an hour of bottomless Mimosas or sangria) in a nofrills, funky environment. Warmer weather has tables outside. No reservations.

people eating at Yuca Bar NY

111 Avenue A (at E 7th Street)

+1 212 982 9533


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