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8 Must-Try NYC Brunches for Fall

By James Mulcahy
September 10, 2013

Now that all of your summer gallivanting has come to an end, you're likely to stick around during the weekend, and that means one thing: brunch. We've rounded up eight new versions of the weekend meal that are worth trying, including standard Bloody Marys to a tailgating party that will hook you up with some free shots every time your team scores a touchdown. 

  • Tailgate Brunch at Fatty 'Cue

    Fatty 'Cue Brooklyn is having a tailgate brunch party every weekend that will get you tipsy when the home team scores a touchdown. When the Jets or Giants score, there'll be a round of shots for the bar room. Pair that with three brunch cocktails or unlimited self-serve draft beer, and this is one weekend meal that will have you in a drunken slumber by 5 PM. If you want to have a more subdued experience, hit up the second-floor dining room, which will be kept football-free. The party starts at 11 AM and rages on till 4 PM.

    91 S. Sixth St.; 718-599-3090

  • Meatball Shop UES

    Sure, you can get plenty of meatballs at this mini-chain around NYC, but only the newest Upper East Side location will hook you up with the breakfast burger, served during weekend brunch (it's the only location to have the weekend mid-day meal). It consists of meatballs, a fried egg and bacon on a bun, and it's also known as the dish that will cure your hangover.

    1462 Second Ave.; 212-257-6121

  • The Butterfly

    From 10:30 AM-4 PM every Saturday and Sunday, Michael White's new TriBeCa haunt features a brunch menu with three versions of eggs Benedict along with other offerings like biscuits and gravy and a fried chicken brunch basket. That's all swell, but after a night out on the town, it's White's patty melt that provides the most comfort. Well, that, and one of Eben Freeman's cocktails.

    225 W. Broadway; 646-692-4943

  • Cascabel Taqueria

    This Mexican joint has been dishing out breakfast and burritos and chilaquiles for a while now, but the just-launched two-for-one drink special (with any entree, including the tacos that made this joint famous) is a reason to head on up and stuff your face. The brunch special is available at both locations (there's one on the UWS and another on the UES) and will hook you up with drinks like the La Lola, a mix of sparkling wine, grapefruit juice and Aperol, along with the standard margaritas and Bloody Marys.

    Multiple locations 

  • KTCHN Haus of Mimosa

    What happens when you pair your mimosas with a couple comedians? Hilarity, natch. Midtown's KTCHN now hosts a shindig dubbed "Anita and Gina Marie's Brunch Spectacular" on Sundays from noon-3 PM that includes a fully-stocked Bloody Mary bar, dishes like French toast and shenanigans from your two hosts, who will act in sketches and yuck it up stand-up style throughout the meal.

    508 W. 42nd St.; 212-868-2999

  • The John Dory Oyster Bar

    If you're not feeling the eggs Benedict, April Bloomfield's seafood shack in the Ace Hotel will hook you up with a deal on a drink and a snack from noon-7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays (which also makes it a good spot for a post-brunch nip). $18 will get you half a dozen oysters or clams served with a Bloody Mary, Michelada, sparkling wine or beer. We'll opt for the Bloody, but to each their own.

    1196 Broadway; 212-792-9000

  • The Harrison

    This TriBeCa mainstay has been open for over a decade, but they just launched brunch back in June. They've got an outdoor patio where you can enjoy alfresco dining before it gets too chilly out, and dishes include scrapple and eggs on a bed of polenta. Though tipplers will find a lot to like, the venue also offers virgin cocktails for those who like to have a weekend they can remember.

    355 Greenwich St.; 212-274-9310

  • Atrium Dumbo

    The restaurant in the stunning space that used to house Governor just rolled out its weekend brunch, which includes fresh pressed juices for those on a cleanse and $35 cocktail pitchers for those who want to take the opposite afternoon strategy. The menu hits the mid point between Southern and French, and those with a sweet tooth can get their sugar fix with the dessert menu, which includes bites like a strawberry shortcake with mascarpone, balsamic and vanilla.

    15 Main St.; 718-858-1095

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