10 Of The Best Squad-Friendly Brunch Spots In NYC
There are few things I look forward to more during a typical NYC Sunday than inhaling a well-seasoned portion of Eggs Benedict (salmon or lobster), and downing a few pitchers of bottomless mimosas with my squad.
Although some restaurants claim to offer bomb menu options for brunch, beware — not all of them are bottomless. To help you navigate through the windy road that is the NYC brunch life, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants to get lit AF with your crew, and at a fraction of the cost. See my recommendations below.
Located in the heart of the East Village, Cafe Cortadito is a hidden gem among its fellow restaurants. For $29.95, you can sip on unlimited tropical mimosas, red or white sangrias, champagne mojitos or margaritas (yes, these exist here), Bloody Marys, and house beer for a good 1.5 hours. To top it off, delicious Cuban food is included in the overall price. Money in my pocket? Yes please.
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Around the corner from Cafe Cortadito and their unprecedented champagne mojitos/margaritas is Poco, another popular spot known for its delicious Latin flavor. $30 will land you two whole hours of food, unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, and sangria. But leave your credit card at home — this place is cash only.
When you and your girls are in dire need of a classy Sex and the City moment, look no further than the punch brunch at Millesime. Located next Madison Avenue, this restaurant will make you feel like you’ve died and gone to Paris — especially after a few glasses of sparkling orange blossom or red sangria punch. Grab a bowl (or two) and an entree for just $29.
4. San Marzano
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At Italian eatery San Marzano in the East Village, you can have all the mimosas your heart desires for an extra $10 added to the cost of your entree. With food prices maxing out at $9, you might even have money left over for a second boozy brunch.
We love a good brunch deal, especially when it’s offered two days in a row! Maple’s $29 brunch special is available Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-3PM for an entree and a two hour time limit on unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.
6. Sotto 13
Although Sotto 13 doesn’t exactly offer a “bottomless” brunch, you do get a carafe of mimosas or Bloody Marys, or half a bottle of prosecco with your entree. At $35 for food and drink, this restaurant is perfect for the moments you’re willing to spend a little extra money, like your bestie’s bday.
All you have to do is click on Horchata’s homepage to know that this restaurant is completely lit. $35 for boozy brunch may seem steep, but considering guac and chips, an entree, and two hours of unlimited sangria, mimosas, bloody marys, or Mexican beer on tap is all included, the price is a steal.
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Pizza is perfect anytime, especially when said pizza is actually intended for breakfast. L’Asso’s breakfast pizza – crafted with prosciutto, scallions, and a sunny side up egg – is even more delicious when paired with unlimited mimosas or bloodies for 25 bucks.
It’s hard to escape the Latin influences on this list, and Agave is another Latin style restaurant that does not disappoint. The restaurant’s rich, dark woods and upscale vibe partner perfectly with unlimited mimosas, wine, and margaritas for just under $30.
Miss Lily’s is probably one of the best places in New York City to down a drink while reenacting Rihanna’s sultry dance moves from “Work.” Spend $15 for one hour of unlimited bellinis or rum punches, plus the price of food. Who knows, maybe you’ll even meet your own personal version of Drake — with beard, of course.