If there is one thing Manhattanites can all agree on is that weekends are pretty much for sleeping in after a long night out, and then heading off to grab some delicious brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. It is sort of our little version of the best day after remedy you could possibly imagine. With the weather being as cold as it is outside, we are hurrying our little butts off to whatever brunch place we love to enjoy what they have to offer. So what do we here at Manhattan Digest think are some pretty great Winter brunch spots to enjoy with your friends and family? Take a look.
Del Frisco’s Grille- Hoboken
If the photo above alone doesn’t make you want to jump out of your apartment and take the next path train to Hoboken, then I don’t know what will. Del Frisco’s is a pretty well known brand, and for good reason- they are fantastic. I reviewed them early in 2015 and was very pleased with what they had to offer on the dinner side. The brunch options run the muck here at Del Frisco’s, with satisfying option ranging from Two-Fisted Sandwiches like a Green Chili Cheeseburger to tasty breakfast type dishes like Bananas Foster French Toast and Shredded Pork Burritos. The spotlight dish, featured above is The Grille’s Red Velvet Belgian Waffle: Whipped Vanilla-Bean Spiced Cream Cheese, Thick-Cut Hickory-Smoked Bacon. Heavenly. For more information, check out their official site.
Foragers Restaurant- 233 8th Avenue
Located in the heart of Chelsea you will find Foragers Restaurant, which prides itself on farm to table cuisine both in their restaurant and their market locations in Chelsea and Brooklyn. Just like Del Frisco’s, I reviewed them separately for a fantastic Thanksgiving package they were offering and they are the real deal when it comes to quality and season ingredients prepared the way they should be. For their brunch menu, it is all relative with what they are trying to accomplish. With Executive Chef Nickolas Martinez running the operations in the kitchen, you are guaranteed to get simple, organic and locally sourced ingredients all deliciously made on your plate. The spotlight Brunch dish is their Pancakes: Orange Blossom Ricotta Pancakes, Candied Orange, Ioka Val ley Farm Maple Syrup. Yummy. For more information, check out their official site.
Hotel Indigo- Lower East Side
The Hotel Indigo is ranked as one of the best hotels on the Lower East Side, and with good reason. Located in the heart of the LES, The Hotel Indigo provides you with an experience as if you were a local yourself in an urban oasis that gels very well with being an everyday Manhattanite. The restaurant inside, Mr. Purple, boasts top of the line classic and specialty cocktails delivered all day long and a fantastic brunch menu to join in on the fun. Unique items such as a Hebrew National Hot Dog, Veggie Flatbreads and more adorn this tasty Brunch menu as well as classics that will fill you up in no time. Their spotlight dish is their French Toast: Made with challah bread and local maple syrup. Yummy! For more information on Hotel Indigo you can click here, and for the menu at Mr. Purple, you can click here.
Bateaux New York- Chelsea
If you are truly looking to get an amazing birds eye experience of New York City, you can’t get any better than the cruises from Bateaux New York. I experienced taking one last April and was blown away by the entire trip. You really get to see the best of New York in its rich history about what makes our city so great, while dining on delicious food and an incredible ship to top it all off. Bateaux’s brunch is buffet style, split into items for the early risers and the late risers, with delicious desserts for both angles. For more information, check out their official site.
Spirit Of New York- Chelsea
Spirit of New York is similar to Bateaux in terms of providing great cruises to sail around Manhattan in. It even won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, which is not an easy achievement to get, especially in New York City. Their brunch menus reads similar to Bateaux with the same level of quality and taste. For more information on Spirit of New York, check out their official site.