I received the most magical email the other day inviting me into The Grayson to sample its Hangover Burger. How could I resist? I grabbed my sister and trusted photographer and we headed straight there for a little Sunday hangover brunch.
This is definitely a great stop for football. Great food, delicious drinks, a DJ, and a wall full of TVs. We were immediately seated at a high-top table and ordered bloody Marys; it was Sunday morning after all. However, it is to note that The Grayson’s claim to fame is its $2 mimosas.
These bad boys were fantastic bloodys: flavorful, spicy, and full of delicious garnish treats. I am a sucker for olives, and they did not disappoint. I stuck to bloody Marys for the morning, though Tay decided to try the special mimosa they featured on the menu. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and featured a maraschino cherry, a fun twist on your typical mimosa.
When there is something on the menu called the Hangover Burger, you’d be crazy to order anything else. A juicy burger with a fried egg all topped with a waffled hash brown bun? Yes please! It was messy, satisfying, and one of the best breakfast burgers I’ve had in New York. The inventive bun and cooked-to-perfection patty made an amazing start to my Sunday.
Tay ordered the breakfast sandwich: eggs and bacon all on top of a waffle, served with home fries. She enjoyed every last bite of that indulgent dish, especially the bacon. It was even better when she borrowed a bit of my bourbon maple syrup to top on her entree.
After we finished brunch, we thanked our attentive wait staff and headed out for a much needed walk around the East Village to run some errands. Overall, it was a great day hanging out with my sister, as always, with some great bites to boot.
The Bitches say: B+. The food was tasty, messy, and hit the spot. The bloody Marys were spot on and the waiters attentive. The music was a tad loud to have a nice, brunch conversation, but it is a football bar so that’s to be expected.
16 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10009
The Grayson serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11 a.m.