With such a wealth of options, how are you supposed to ﬁnd the best brunch spot on Manhattan’s Upper East Side? Whether you’re in the mood for a mimosa and a pile of French toast, a mile-high pastrami sandwich, or an adventurous twist on traditional midday meal oﬀerings, the UES is packed full of great brunches, and even narrowing them down to a shortlist is a Herculean task.
So, we’ve tapped into our local expertise to cultivate a selection of four of our favorite Upper East Side brunch spots, with something for every palate and brunch style. Here are our picks for the four UES brunch spots you must try this summer.
The ﬁrst restaurant on our list is nestled inside the iconic Pierre Hotel on Central Park. Perrine is known for its sophisticated ambience and raw bar, but it’s no slouch when it comes to brunch, with a menu spanning every type of cuisine, from contemporary salads and vegetarian sides to savory treats like buttermilk pancakes and a full suite of egg options. Combine any of these oﬀerings with one of Perrine’s powerful cocktails for an unforgettable brunch outing.
While our ﬁrst oﬀering specializes in French fare, our second, Boqueria, takes diners further south along the Atlantic coast to the Iberian peninsula for a Spanish twist on brunch. Alongside the full tapas menu, Boqueria serves a special brunch menu, including scrumptious options like the meat lover’s Catalan Farmer’s Breakfast and the Torrija, a Spanish take on French toast served with citrus honey.
Up next on our list is The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, a pillar of Upper East Side dining located in The Mark Hotel. The combination of New American and French cuisines pays dividends when the time comes for brunch, with classic dishes made from the high-quality, fresh ingredients and with the attention to detail for which The Mark has become famous. Some of the brunch favorites at The Mark include the bagel with smoked salmon sourced from NYC’s own Russ & Daughters, the eggs Benedict, and, for hungrier guests, The Mark Burger, which features black truffle dressing and melty brie cheese.
Last but not least on our list of must-try UES brunch spots is Sarabeth’s. This Traditional American bistro runs a classic brunch each weekend with a wide variety of offerings, including a menu of unique popovers packed with your choice of cheese and other ﬁllings. Sarabeth’s brunch cocktail menu is legendary on the Upper East Side, with many memories made over carafes of Four Flower Mimosas and Signature Bloody Marys.
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