New Yorkers love their brunch and what’s better than brunchin’ in the summertime sun? NYC Restaurant Week (summer edition!) is here, and you don’t want to miss out. Not only are restaurants serving up pre fixe lunches and dinners, some are also cooking up delicious brunches at a fraction of their original cost. Here are a few of our favorite mid-morning eateries participating Restaurant week.
Just like the name implies, this high-end farmhouse is known for its (gourmet) southern comfort food. Enjoy classics like buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, or mix it up with a dandelion greens salad. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll leave feeling satisfied.
What was once a hidden gem is now a well-known gem. This Lower East Side restaurant tucked away in an alley adjacent to the Bowery, is simultaneously edgy and rustic. Taxidermy lines the windowless walls, and droves of people crowd the bar on weekend nights. Although Freemans is best known for their cocktails and late-night eats, they have an impressive brunch menu with anything from bloody-mary tomatoes and grits to a classic French toast.
A fresh take on traditional Mexican cuisine, La Loteria is known to make delicious drinks, tacos, and modern Mexican dishes. Their brunch menu boasts of a wide variety of tacos, drinks, and unique entrees. Looking for a Restaurant Week life hack? Get your brunch on a Monday. Combine the pre-fixe pricing of restaurant week with their Margarita Monday all-day-happy-hour promotion.
Tavern on the Green
There’s no better place to brunch during the summertime than in a beautiful garden — and at Tavern on the Green, it’s nothing short of enchanting. Reopened in 2014, this Central Park staple revives classic dishes with creative new additions. Take a stroll through Central Park before dining at one of NYC’s most iconic, picturesque restaurants.
For those of us who can’t afford a luxurious staycation in one of NYC’s nicest boutique hotels, settle for lunch at Augustine instead. And by “settle” we mean, enjoy mouth-watering renditions of classic dishes like steak Frites or the Augustine burger — you won’t be disappointed!
Restaurant week means that you can try out fabulous restaurants at a fraction of the normal price — take advantage of it and get eating! Go on that morning jog you’ve been meaning to do, and reward yourself with brunch at one of these stellar restaurants. Or, sleep in and enjoy brunch in your pajamas. We won’t judge!