Weekdays may be reserved for work, but by the time the weekend rolls around, it’s all about catching up with friends and family over a good meal. For residents of downtown Manhattan, where some of the world’s best brunches are served, the question of where to indulge in this weekend tradition can be a bit challenging due to all the irresistible options available.
Dominique Ansel Bakery | 189 Spring Street
If pastry is your passion, look no further than Dominique Ansel Bakery. The famed creator of the cronut proves he’s more than just a one-hit wonder at his eponymous SoHo eatery, where egg sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, and indulgent pastries like maple walnut wreaths and Nutella-filled brioche are consumed eagerly by dedicated regulars.
Westville Hudson | 333 Hudson Street
Hipster hangout Westville serves enough hearty fare to wake you up after a late night out and just enough vegetables to make you feel virtuous in your choices. Light options like melon and berries are served alongside comfort staples such as cheddar-gouda grilled cheese and fried eggs with turkey hash. Luckily for neighborhood locals like the residents of the luxury homes at 70 Charlton, , cravings for such favorites can be satiated until 11 p.m. all week long.
Tribeca’s Kitchen | 200 Church Street
This charming Tribeca restaurant is both creative and conscientious when it comes to preparing its menu offerings. Using organic and locally grown ingredients in everything from their steak and eggs to their berry French toast, Tribeca’s Kitchen serves up a brunch you can feel good about enjoying.
Balthazar | 80 Spring Street
Brunch doesn’t get much more elegant than a late-morning meal at Balthazar. This Manhattan hotspot consistently delivers on its promise of perfectly prepared French cuisine. For Sunday brunch, choices include traditional favorites such as salade niçoise, ratatouille, and pastries like pain au chocolat or brioche.
Jane | 100 West Houston Street
This West Houston Street eatery has been one of the city’s premier brunch destinations for nearly fifteen years, and with good reason—it’s in a great location and has an equally excellent menu. Located just a short walk from the chic luxury residences for sale in West Soho and only steps from shopping on Broadway, Jane has long been luring passersby with its decadent brunch options, from fried chicken and waffles to Eggs Benedict topped with fresh Maine lobster. Take some time to catch up with friends or family over a great meal this weekend at any of downtown’s amazing brunch destinations.
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