Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial kick-off to summer in the city—is one of our favorite weekends of the year. Not just because we’re already planning our beach day trips, but because there’s an opportunity for three solid days of patio brunching.
We’ve mined the interwebs for the best spots in New York that are serving brunch over Memorial Day, and we’ve broken it down by neighborhood. Enjoy!
From the fresh pastries made in-house to the innovative breakfast sandwiches, High Street on Hudson offers delicious farm-to-table brunch fare. They’re open on Memorial Day, so you can snag this delicious summer burger. Read our review of High Street on Hudson here. High Street on Hudson serves breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on weekdays, and until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 637 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Jack’s Wife Freda serves brunch daily, which means they’re a sure bet for brunch on Memorial Day. Plus the space and the dishes are Instagram-worthy. Read our review of Jack’s Wife Freda here. Jack’s Wife Freda serves brunch every day beginning at 8:30 a.m. 224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Another spot serving brunch daily, The Bedford is an upscale gastropub with delicious, high quality, and thoughtfully unique brunch fare that can’t be missed. Read our review of The Bedford here. The Bedford serves brunch every day beginning at 11 a.m. 110 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Is there a better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than brunching with your friends at one of the most well-known party brunches in the city? We don’t think so! Read our review of Bagatelle here. Bagatelle will be serving brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. One Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
Lower East Side
Long weekends mean bottomless brunches! Plus, word on the street is Mezetto is currently offering watermelon mimosas. Drink up, Bitches. Read our review of Mezetto here. Mezetto serves brunch daily at 10 a.m. 161 E Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
This Prohibition-themed pub smack in the middle of Midtown may not seem like an ideal spot for brunch, but trust us–the cocktails are top notch and the food is quite delicious. Read our review of Tanner Smith’s here. Tanner Smith’s serves brunch Mondays through Fridays starting at 11 a.m., with a special Tipsy Tea brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 204 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Upper West Side
Have visitors in town for the long weekend? Jacob’s Pickles is one of our old brunch standbys–we’re always recommending to to out-of-town guests. Plus, they serve brunch every day! Read our review of Jacob’s Pickles here. Jacob’s Pickles serves brunch on Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 9 a.m. 509 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024
Another New York brunch staple, Penelope is known for its down-home, delicious comfort food. Spend the weekend chowing down on brunch food just like Mama used to make. Read our review of Penelope here. Penelope serves breakfast on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 159 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016
In the mood for a movie, and don’t want to choose between the theater and brunch? Guess what—you don’t have to! Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn is known for their creative bites served seat side and they’re launching their brand new brunch this Saturday. Think breakfast tostadas, deviled eggs, and French toast. 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201