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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in New York City

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Rise Bar - Drag Brunch restaurant
5.0
5 (91)
$30 and under
American
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
Rise Bar is an LGBTQ+ bar located in Hells Kitchen Manhattan serving the gay community with entertainment and cocktails. Providing a safe place for LGBTQ+ and their allies.

PLEASE NOTE: Rise Bar is a 21+ establishment

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
This is the best drag show. I take friends anytime they are in town. Servers are great and the food is amazing considering it’s a drag brunch. I highly recommend.
A photo of J's On The Bay restaurant
4.9
4.9 (57)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Shore Acres
About the restaurant
Welcome to J’s on the Bay, owned and operated by proprietor Chef Joe Salimeni, award-winning graduate of French Culinary Institute and self made owner of this establishment as well as J’s Meal Prep. J’s On the Bay offers Meal Prep for busy customers on the go. From quinoa salads to truffled chicken lettuce wraps, turkey chili and everything in between. They offer weekly delivery to all five boroughs and soon, nationwide distribution.
J’s offers its customers a unique dining experience with its off the cuff combinations of classic ingredients and their unexpected marriages Chef Joe constructs. J’s was first opened in 2014 has evolved over the last 7 years from a homely neighborhood diner to the fine dining restaurant it is today. Through hard work, uninterrupted and meticulous care, and constantly working to push himself and his menu, Joe has turned his restaurant dreams into a reality.




Top review
DianeV
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
J’s on the Bay is a favorite restaurant. We love Joseph’s creative and scrumptious menu. It is evident he pays attention to detail and quality. His staff is attentive and passionate about their food. We love coming here for any meal. They are all wonderful.
A photo of Shaking Crab - Hell's Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (136)
$30 and under
Seafood
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
Put on a bib and get ready to make a mess!

Channeling New Orleans by way of New England, Shaking Crab offers a variety of fresh shellfish drenched in house sauces featuring rich butter, ample garlic, and bold Cajun spices. Throw in spice level customization and the option to add sides and you'd best believe that your meal will be different every time you shake!

We are open for dine-in! Due to limited space reservations can only be held for 15 minutes so please show up on time. If you want to book a large part 6+ please call us.

Book now reservations go fast, we look forward to Shakin' with y'all.

Top review
YeseniaA
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
The staff was great the went over above and beyond. I would recommend this locution.
A photo of Fresco's Grand Cantina restaurant
4.9
4.9 (106)
$30 and under
Mexican
Astoria
About the restaurant
**** Please note this page is for our 28-50 31st St, Queens, New York location.****

Beautiful Mexican-Fusion establishment with old-world accents and very Instagram-able throughout the restaurant. We pride ourselves with fresh locally sourced ingredients for our Authentic & Modern Mexican fare.

Best Happy Hour around from 3pm to 8pm from Tuesday to Friday. The strong & delicious cocktails and amazing service will keep you coming back week after week for any of our numerous events. Follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop.

If you'd like to make a reservation at our other location ( Fresco's Cantina ) located at 12-14 31st Ave Astoria, NY 11106 - Please call (347) 808-7338.

Thank you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food, loved the vibe, and the staff was so attentive. Continue to support queer and POC establishments!
A photo of Westville - Williamsburg restaurant
4.9
4.9 (25)
$30 and under
American
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
JacquelineG
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Great vegetarian offerings for their market plate.
A photo of Reunion restaurant
4.8
4.8 (66)
$30 and under
Israeli
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Reunion is a Love Letter to Tel Aviv.

Let us take you through the streets of Tel Aviv. Feel the crowded markets, meet the warm people and of course taste the flavors . We invite you to join us in a journey to a city we love and, without leaving Brooklyn.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Solid Mediterranean food with veggie options. Great cocktails, service with good portions.
A photo of The Spot - Drag Brunch restaurant
4.8
4.8 (203)
$50 and over
American
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
The Spot Bar NYC is an LGBTQ+ bar located in Hell's kitchen Manhattan serving the gay community with entertainment and cocktails. Providing a safe place for LGBTQ+ and their allies.

PLEASE NOTE: The Spot Bar is a 21+ establishment

Top review
Christian
Dined 6 days ago
The Spot's drag brunch on Saturdays is fantastic! The queens do a fantastic job of engaging with the crowd and put in work! They are hysterical and energetic and put on a truly enjoyable/funny show. The servers do a fantastic job of keeping bottomless drinks topped off and were attentive to everyone at our table during the show. The Spot was more than accommodating for our brunch group of 10 people and we were celebrating my birthday. It was a truly fun show and everyone in the group had a great time. It was a wonderful way to spend my birthday and I am looking forward to go back for another drag brunch in the future!
A photo of Westville - East Village restaurant
4.7
4.7 (219)
$30 and under
American
East Village
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
FDRLADYvip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Amazing food and staff is friendly. Great vibe and was happy family and I had lunch here.
A photo of Sofia's Taqueria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (220)
$30 and under
Mexican
Clifton
About the restaurant
Welcome to Sofia's Taqueria!
Sofia’s features three floors and an outdoor courtyard of carefully curated furniture and decor that create the perfect mix of authentic ambiance, playful sophistication, and an energetic vibe. Gourmet food, hand crafted cocktails, and over 100 tequilas and mezcals are the focus of our passionate and talented staff.

Top review
KelliR
Dined 1 day ago
The crab empanadas were amazing but not necessarily worth $24. You only get two. Service was great.
A photo of Recette restaurant
4.7
4.7 (69)
$31 to $50
French
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Recette is a lively restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
It’s great neighborhood spot. Each time I visit to New York I dine in here. The team is amazing, they welcome you back each time. Patio is dog friendly and there is live music on some nights.
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