There’s really only one drink by which you can judge a great NYC brunch, and that drink is a mango Bellini. But since I don't spend pretty much all of my weekends drinking those (as the founder of BrunchCritic.com), I decided to instead put together this definitive guide to the 14 best Bloody Marys in the city right now.
Upper West Side
The Bloody Mary at Jacob’s Pickles is a piece of art, assuming your idea of art involves topping things with eggs and bacon (which really, it should). It’s served in a Mason jar, garnished with a fresh stalk of romaine lettuce, that strip of bacon we talked about, and half a hard-boiled egg with salt and pepper. And since this is a place named after pickles, you’ll want to at least have some on-hand to add to the cocktail -- order a tray, and they'll hook you up with addable beets, cucumbers, carrots, and pickles.