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Bottomless brunch in NYC? You bet your bottomless mimosas. Summer in New York is the season of brunch. Brunch with family, friends, significant others, colleagues, neighbors. Anyone willing to pull up is welcome to join. After all, everyone knows that the only cure for the Sunday scaries is a giant waffle and one or two (or three) mimosas.
Bottomless mimosas aside, it’s probably for the best to just opt-in to the bottomless brunch option. Better safe than sorry. And, luckily, New York City has so many independent brunch spots that cater to people of all dietary restrictions, so enjoy those late morning cocktails with even your pickiest friends. NYC brunch parties are where it’s at. So, put on your Sunday best to balance out the day drinking, and check out our favorite spots for bottomless brunch in NYC.
If you’re ballin’ on a budget
Let’s be honest: if you’re not an Upper East Sider, then you’re probably working within some kind of budget. With the city’s food prices the way that they are, a bottomless brunch in NYC might seem outside of your reach. But everyone deserves to cure their Saturday morning hangover with good food, good friends and good brews. Yes, even if you go to NYU. Yes, even if you go to Stern. Plus, you can justify a little weekend spending since brunch is technically breakfast and lunch.
The first place you absolutely must stop by is Mesa Azteca in Bushwick, Brooklyn. If you choose to go bottomless, the fee is $20 flat for as many mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, beers, margaritas and glasses of sangria you want within an hour and a half window. Otherwise, their drinks are still priced reasonably – most cocktails cost between US$8-10.
The food is awesome too – tacos (yes, tacos for brunch!) cost less than US$5 each and most brunch entree plates clock in at less than US$15. With omelets, chilaquiles, a vegan breakfast burrito, and Mexican Style French Toast, you really can’t go wrong at this joint if you’re looking for a bottomless brunch in Brooklyn.
Head the opposite direction to get to The Bronx Public, a bar and kitchen that serves an iconic bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Their bottomless option is US$20, and their menu is full of the classics – waffles with ice cream, steak and eggs, breakfast burgers and even a few salads.
So your paycheck just hit your direct deposit
Maybe someone else bought your drinks last night, or you’ve still got something saved from your last stimulus check. If you’ve got a little bit of wiggle room – or if you just refuse to check your bank account in hopes that everything is all right, then we’ve got some great local places for you and your NYC brunch party to try out.
If you’re willing to head eastward into Astoria, Queens, we highly recommend making your way over to Mojave. Their bottomless drinks option is US$35 per person, and you can choose from margaritas, sangria, Bloody Marys, draft beer and, of course, they’ve got bottomless mimosas.
As their name suggests, Mojave serves Cal Mex cuisine. Their brunch menu is rife with interesting options like Dos Equis French Toast, a Shrimp Burrito, Squash Blossom Tacos and Mojave Guacamole Molcajete.
For those unwilling to venture out of Manhattan, Lilly’s Craft and Kitchen is for you. Go bottomless at Lilly’s for US$26 a person. The food here is classic American brunch fare, with omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and, yes, avocado toast.
If you’re looking to treat yo’self
Maybe it’s your birthday? You just won the lottery? Doing well at work? Or you’re lucky enough to have someone wanting to treat you to a high class brunch without the guilt.
Bringing NOLA up north is 1803 NYC, a Cajun restaurant with an iconic brunch menu. And, OK, while not technically bottomless, they do sell brunch cocktails by the pitcher – including their signature Bloody Mary. With a menu stacked with options like a Vegan Jambalaya, Cast Iron Cajun Frittata and Crawfish Cake Benedict, this restaurant is definitely worth a visit. But, with pitchers starting at US$35, perhaps this isn’t your regular weekend spot.
Make reservations at The Palm Court – located within The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Ave. – for the brunch buffet to end all brunch buffets. For access to the buffet and full range of bottomless drinks, your bill is going to come out to US$120 per person. You’re going to want to dress up for this.
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