Brunch in NYC is taken very serious! It's not just a normal meal of eggs and toast, it can be a party! I love a great boozy brunch and after a year and a half in this great city, I have 3 favorites where food is tasty and the booze keeps flowing. the best part is that they are under $30!! All places below have a 2 hour unlimited booze brunch
Place: Calle Ocho
Address: The Excelsior Hotel, 45 W 81st St, New York, NY 10024
Price: My full meal + Tip+ Tax= $27.79.
I got/ I recommend: The unlimited sangria's here are amazing and they keep flowing. You can also try multiple flavors. I got the Havana Banana (Yummmmm), Fresas, and Roja. All of them were amazing and quite strong. They are also pretty large-20 oz! For food, I got the Maiz y Camarones- "Sauteed Shrimp, Bacon, Manchego Cheese, Grits, Poached Egg, Chipotle Hollandaise". It was pretty good. My friend got the Vaca Frita- "Cuban Skirt Steak, Latin Pork Fried Rice, Avocado, Fried Eggs" which was way better. If you are a meat lover, I recommend the Vaca Frita. The portions were a on the medium/large side. We all left full and pretty typsy.
Tip: Reservations are hard to get so I recommend making one right away. We made ours 8 weeks in advance. This is a great place if you have a large party
Address: 81 Greenwich Avenue (at the corner of Bank Street)
Price: Under $30. Menu prices are low + $15 for unlimited sangria
I got/ I recommend: I got the Coca De Recapte- "Flatbread with pork sausage, fire roasted peppers, eggplants, onions, manchego, farm egg". It was like a big breakfast pizza! It was pretty good but a little soggy in the middle. Not my favorite thing but my friends got some amazing items from the menu. The Huevos Benedictos (aka eggs Benedict) was great! They have roughly 9 flavors of sangria and they kept flowing. The atmosphere was great! Super cozy and candle lit...even for brunch. The crowd is also really attractive so you get a nice view while enjoying good food and drinks.
Tip: Make reservations as this place gets really busy.
Place: The Half Pint
Address: 76 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
Price: $30. Food prices are reasonable and to add unlimited drinks it is an additional $18
I got/ I recommend: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. The gravy was amazinngggg! My friends got the Bulldog Burger, which they said was great as well! The burger was huge! The unlimited mimosas kept flowing