Brunch in NYC is alternately loved and loathed. Some folks deride its pricey dishes, some scoff at day drinking, and others call it amateur hour. Who knew pancakes could be so polarizing? But ya still gotta eat, and brunch splits the difference between sweet, rich breakfast items and savory, fortifying lunch fare. Call it what you wish: brunch is a mid-morning (or afternoon) meal teeming with opportunity.
When you find that perfect spot, whether it’s in your own neighborhood, or the one you wished you lived in, something magical happens. Every weekend suddenly has the potential to be a little vacation, one Benedict at a time. Give eggs a chance at the best brunch spots in 25 NYC neighborhoods.