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The Best Party Brunches in NYC

Brunch by nature is a celebratory dining experience, the celebration of the merging of meals and of drinking before midday (all in the name of Vitamin C we swear). Cheers-ing mimosas for boomerangs, flaunting your newest ‘fit, ordering something extravagantly extravagant because why not? …and that’s just what we remember!

New Yorkers know how to turn it up for a party brunch. Go for a scroll to find out where you should go for your next celebration or birthday and before we forget – have fun!



Lavo Brunch

What do you get when you add a lobster eggs Benedict, a DJ, performers and bottles of Dom Perignon? You get LAVO Champagne brunch, that’s what. Every Saturday at 2 p.m., year round, the team at LAVO throw this extravagant bash. So whether you’re continuing on or starting out on your celebrations, LAVO certainly helps set you up. Party brunch is served on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Read our review, here. Regular brunch is served on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

LAVO, 39 E 58th St New York, NY 10022, (212) 750-5588


House of Yes

House of Yes Brunch

Drag queens, acrobats, DJs, brunch — House of Yes does it all. This quirky and eccentric Bushwick institution throws not only a kick ass rave but a fairly solid brunch come morning too. It offers not only traditional dishes like avocado toast, eggs Benedict, and French toast but some left-of-field ones like eggs on a latke and a malawach. We’ll remember it for its fab cocktails, worldly menu and, of course. for its iconic venue. Don’t forget to pack your glitter! Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read our review, here.

House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, (646) 838-4973



Bagatelle Brunch

Located in the Meatpacking district of New York you’ll find a French-inspired restaurant called Bagatelle. With an avocado toast (or as they call it “Eggs & Avocat”) to die for and traditional dishes like Croque Madame as well as dishes incorporating croissants, before you know it, this place will fill up and the Champagne bottles will be popping. Sparklers included. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read out review, here.

Bagatelle, 1 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014, (212) 488-2110


Il Bastardo

Il Bastardo 1

Crystal chandeliers, a disco ball, and plush booths create an upscale and decadent atmosphere at Il Bastardo. Treat yourself to a lobster eggs Benedict with caviar on top while sipping on some Moët and throwing back green tea shots. The DJ plays back-to-back bops, the kind that suit the mood perfectly. Don’t let the party atmosphere fool you, they serve a quality spread and won’t disappoint.Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Read our review, here.

Il Bastardo, 544 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, (212) 675-5980


Sons of Essex

This old school, Gangs of New York-vibe restaurant was designed to pay homage to where it’s situated, Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With a rich history of bars, food riots, immigrants and the fusion of culture this neighborhood is the ultimate melting pot. This place offer brunch with a disclaimer: “Our Boozy Brunches are extremely high energy curated with sounds of our amazing DJs. NOT recommended for guests looking for something more quiet.” So now that’s cleared up, let us proceed.  Menu items include lemon ricotta pancakes, french toast, burgers, eggs Benedict and Grandma’s Country Quiche to name a few. They offer a two hour bottomless brunch and a prix-fixe brunch menu for parties of 10 or more. Looking for somewhere to get rowdy and boisterous? Seems like this is the one for you. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Sons of Essex, 133 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, (212) 674-7100


Angel of Harlem

Get your uptown funk on at this lit and rowdy brunch in Harlem. They have different DJs each week with different themed party brunches. The dance floor is never empty and neither will your drinks be, with bottomless brunch meal deals. Expect dishes like shrimp and grits, lobster ravioli, Angel’s Breakfast, steak and eggs, and waffles. There’s so much on offer. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Angel of Harlem, 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027, (212) 316-0350

Alex Gillies

NYC Associate Food Editor

A self-proclaimed "Southern Hemisphere Belle" originally from Melbourne, Australia who traded in flip flops for snow boots. She can often be found wandering the streets of New York listening to a podcast or tackling the city one diner, biscuit café, and Bloody Mary at a time.

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