At the end of the workweek, many New Yorkers spend their weekends choosing from a seemingly endless offering of classes, cultural activities, and recreational opportunities. With all the frenetic activity that comes with city life, sometimes it’s necessary to just press pause and break bread with friends and family.
Maybe that’s why brunch dates still make regular appearances on even the most overbooked of calendars. Living in one of the residences for sale at 70 Charlton in Hudson Square at the center of SoHo, Tribeca, and the West Village means you’re never more than a short walk from any number of the city’s trendiest brunch spots. Below are just a few neighborhood favorites that are certain to kick the weekend off right.
Baker & Co. | 259 Bleecker Street
In the West Village, the ever-charming Baker & Co. offers an Italian twist on weekend brunch favorites. For the sweet tooth, the Nutella French toast presents a nutty and novel take on this breakfast staple. On the savory side, a frittata with hot sausage and fontina cheese channels the flavors of Italy. Diners rave about the eggs Benedict, which is prepared with prosciutto instead of ham and served with burrata, crushed truffle, and parmesan potato gratin. Garden seating beckons in warm weather, and Baker & Co. even takes reservations for Sunday brunch—a rarity in this brunch-crazed town.
The Dutch | 131 Sullivan Street
Culinary decadence awaits at The Dutch, just a five-minute walk from the SoHo apartments at 70 Charlton. This beloved spot sets the standard for New American fare with brunch classics like delicately poached eggs and bagels with lox as well as lunch and dinner fare that includes the eatery’s acclaimed fried chicken with honey butter biscuits. The menu also offers regionally inspired dishes like the savory-spicy kimchi fried rice with hanger steak and a must for all diners at The Dutch: an order of their famous donuts for the table. Grab a seat by the big, open windows for people-watching on this prime SoHo corner—if you can peel your eyes away from the dish at hand.
The Odeon | 145 West Broadway
A pleasant stroll down Varick Street to West Broadway brings you into the heart of Tribeca and to one of the neighborhood’s most venerable institutions, Odeon, a must-try brunch destination. This bistro was once a favorite haunt for such downtown personalities as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and its popularity endures today with its inviting atmosphere and solid brunch standards made with a French flair. Enjoy your eggs Benedict, French onion soup, or steak tartare with a classic cocktail or Bloody Mary from the Odeon’s handsome, Art Deco-styled bar. If the brasserie ambience isn’t enough to transport you to Paris on a spring morning, try dining at one of the sidewalk tables.
Bubby’s Tribeca | 120 Hudson Street
Can’t wait until the weekend to get your brunch on? Look no further than Bubby’s—a Tribeca stalwart that’s been serving brunch every day since 1990. The bottles of real maple syrup on the tables in the homey dining room are just a few of the touches that give Bubby’s an inviting, home-away-from-home feel. The exhaustive menu includes American breakfast and lunch favorites made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. While healthy options range from house-made granola with Greek yogurt and fruit to the kale cobb salad, more indulgent choices include burgers, mac and cheese, and applewood smoked bacon.
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