It’s been many years, many prestige cable television programs, and many restaurant and bar openings since Brooklyn was considered second to anything. Long ago regarded as baby Manhattan, Kings County is the most populous borough in NYC, with copious eating and drinking destinations to match. There are a lot of things that Brooklyn does best, and brunch ranks high among them.
Whether you wake up here every day or arrive by bridge, tunnel, subway, ferry, or bicycle, you’ll find the classic, trendy, innovative, buzzy, quiet midday meal of your dreams at restaurants, cafés, cozy corner spots, and slick newcomers. These are the kind of places that offer opportunities to try new things, evoke nostalgia with takes on staples, make you feel like a regular on your first visit, and entice you to return. Raise a Bloody Mary, mimosa, or BEC to the best brunch spots in 15 NYC neighborhoods.