Brunch is a Sunday tradition in Manhattan, but what about the luxury brunch? Yes, we’re referring to the kind of brunch where you don your Sunday best, and where it’s Euro-chic to linger over your meal. Here’s a sampling of five, upscale brunch spots in Manhattan:
Peacock Alley Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria
This is a brunch where lingering is factored in to the menu. You just can’t rush caviar and more than 100 gourmet desserts, all situated around a bountiful chocolate fondue fountain. Served Sundays, from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
House-made cheddar bacon biscuits and caramel monkey bread is enough to get most New Yorker’s out of bed on a Sunday. This indulgent à la carte brunch has everything you expect from the glamorous Rainbow Room, complete with specialized chef stations and festive cocktails. Served Sunday, from 11am to 3:30pm.
Featuring local ingredients and a forest-like setting that overlooks the hotel’s Grand Lobby, The Garden does brunch right. Start the morning off with a Garden Bloody Mary featuring spicy Brooklyn Pickle- and never look back. Or, go conservative and have the coffee and Irish Oats. Either way, it’s a win. Served Saturday and Sunday, from Noon to 2:30pm.
Here, you can enjoy your lobster bisque and complimentary glass of Prosecco, while admiring the English hunting scenes by Fores and engravings by Redoute and Liliacae. Served Sunday, from Noon to 2:30pm.
Romance and caviar just go together. Here’s a brunch where you might even propose to your beloved- if you can tear yourself away from the spellbinding Beluga and Sevruga. Choose from a three-course or five-course tasting. Served Sunday, from Noon to 4pm.