the brunch bunch - see where we'll be enjoying our eggs over easy this easter sunday

see where we'll be enjoying our eggs over easy this easter sunday
April 06, 2012  |   column: deliberate polish

oven-fresh biscuits. stacks of fluffy flapjacks with a pat of butter. a bloody maria spiked with tequila and pickled jalapenos. we, like most other new yorkers, live for brunch come weekend afternoons, so just in time for easter sunday, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite brunch spots in the city. so hop to it—gather up a fun bunch and get your eggs and mimosas on this weekend.

at the parker meridien
119 west 56th street

*best brunch classics—with a modern twist

sure, norma’s at the parker meridien may be famous for a $1,000 frittata—it’s bedecked with 10g caviar!—but we’re fans of their more casual (yet equally as decadent) dishes, such as the rock lobster omelet or their berry brioche french toast.
enjoy a shot of fresh smoothie as soon as you take your seat, on the house.

282 bowery

*best sausage, egg and cheese… pizza

our go-to spot whenever we’re craving classic thin crust, pulinos’ egg-topped pizza always hits the spot on a weekend afternoon. baked in a wood-burning oven with balthazar bakery’s famous “mother” dough, our favorite is the patate—a savory mix of eggs, potatoes, sausage and mozzarella.
wash it down with the perfect bloody mary—take your pick from four on the menu: classic (with horseradish, celery salt—the works), mediterranean (with muddled olives), swedish mari (featuring karlsson’s vodka) and a tequila-based bloody maria (spiked with adobo sauce and pickled jalapeno juice).

325 bowery

*best comfort food fix
the vibe at peels feels like you’re dining in your grandmother’s sun-drenched kitchen, and with comfort classics such as hush puppies, biscuits and gravy and greenmarket apple pie dotting the menu, it tastes a lot like it, too.
our favorite dish is the peel’s chef salad, but we like to swap the roasted chicken for their signature fried variety.

380 lafeyette

*best dim sum

chinatown brasserie
, a swanky downtown spot where you’ll find the best soup dumplings outside of shanghai, is the perfect place to get your dim sum fix. enjoy the peking duck and a slew of other sharable dishes with a big group for fun family-style dining.
now that the weather is warmer, snag a table al fresco. located on the corner of lafeyette and great jones, it makes for one of the best people-watching eateries on the island.

120 hudson street

*best for indulging your inner kid

whether you’re in the mood for something sweet (wild bluberry pancakes served with a mound of brown sugar) or something savory (crispy monte cristo sandwich, anyone?) head to bubby’s for whatever craving. this stroller-friendly spot has been a tribeca staple since the early 90s (jfk jr. and caroline bessette were regulars), and boast the lightest, must luscious sour cream pancakes in all five boroughs.
top off your meal with a sweet slice of bubby’s award-winning pie. (our favorite is a toss up between their michigan sour cherry and banana cream pie.)

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