Sunnies out! How glorious it was to see restaurants opening their floor-to-ceiling windows this past weekend. Suddenly, sitting outside with friends has become a requisite for a brunch location, whether it’s a street patio or a hidden back garden.
Here’s our guide to the best restaurant patios serving brunch in New York, so you can choose where to have your Eggs Benny in the sunshine.
It’s worth the trek to Greenpoint for this A+ patio brunch, especially with these epic ricotta pancakes served with honeycomb butter and a sandwich-style tower of fruit. Five Leaves serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 8 a.m. 18 Bedford Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Buvette is a gem of a restaurant, with petite, artfully curated, and well-executed dishes that are much like their surroundings. For quite possibly the most adorable, intimate space for outdoor brunching, check out the back courtyard. Buvette serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 42 Grove St. West Village.
Check out Saxon + Parole for an expansive DIY Bloody Mary bar and well-executed brunch items. Plus the street patio offers plenty of amazing people-watching. Saxon + Parole serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 316 Bowery. Noho.
Not only does Montmartre have great French brunch fare, from poulet and pain perdu (chicken and waffles) to creme fraiche pancakes with blueberry marmalade, they have a delightful back garden. Montmartre serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 158 Eighth Avenue. Chelsea.
Pig and Khao feels like a friendly, hip Lower East side backyard, complete with a serve yourself keg and some tasty Latino cuisine. Pig & Khao serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 68 Clinton St. Lower East Side.
The sidewalk seating, baked eggs, and banana bread makes this brunch experience noteworthy, with reliable rustic Italian brunch options and a prime people-watching location. Gemma serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, East Village.
The Bitches love the playful take on Mexican fare at the Black Ant, from churro pops to the cricket tacos. Trust us. The Black Ant serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11 a.m. 60 2nd Ave., East Village.