One of my first posts on my blog was about brunch, and I had mentioned Bagatelle with it’s dancing brunch. Finally my friends and I tried a brunch where you dance and eat in the daytime but it was not at Bagatelle, since Bagatelle is temporarily closed (KEY WORD TEMPORARILY). We went around the corner to STK rooftop. To read my review continue.. Continue reading »
I remember when New York Sunday brunches were seen as a special occasion in itself. You would find that perfect spot where you could find an entrée and a coffee with the purpose of eating and lounging with a friend for an hour. This happened maybe once in two months if you were lucky. That was then and this is now: Brunches no longer are once in a while, they are every weekend, and both Saturday and Sunday. The options for a simple meal have become endless: prixe fixe, buffet, a la carte, all you can drink, 3 drinks included, one drink included, gourmet, tapas, dancing on table tops…… Visiting neighborhood diners are becoming almost extinct with my generation, we need the minimum 20 dollar meal (yes I think we are still in a recession).
Here is a list of where I am guilty of being seen for brunch way too much:
Blue Water Grill : The prix fix option is awesome and surprisingly affordable. I would be here all the time but I need the patience to take the crowd of Union Square.
Pastis : Food is not the best, but if you feel like watching and being watched this is the place to be.
Il Bastardo: This has an option of all you can drink mimosas, and other brunch beverages. The food is average, but who really cares after the tenth mimosa!
Cafeteria: This place is 24 hours, trendy, big portions, and has the best mac n cheese I have yet to taste in New York.
Stanton Social: I love love love this place. I cannot tell you how fun eating brunch tapas style is.
Norma’s: This is reserved for special occasions only. The prices are ridiculous, and they have no liquor, but the food is yummy.
Bagatelle : Have not been here yet, but there is a part of me that wants to have brunch and then dance on table tops.