Us New Yorkers love brunch all year long, but when the standard menu is revamped with items like cornmeal pancakes with pecan streuseland Nutella French toast with maple-buttered bananas and spiced walnuts, well, it doesn't get much better than that. Here are the five brunch spots you absolutely must try while the autumn ingredients are still in season.
Louie & Chan, 303 Broome Street
If you wake up craving something savory, the wood oven baked eggs, tomato, buffalo mozzarella and Parmigiano cheese will hit the spot. Or for something truly decadent, go for the poached eggs, butter poached lobster, caviar, brioche, saffron sabyon and tarragon. Have more of a sweet spot? The French toast made with bread pudding, Nutella, maple-buttered bananas and spiced walnuts is one of their most popular fall items.louieandchan.com
L'Apicio, 1578 First Ave.
L'Apicio got creative with their brunch menu for fall, adding cornmeal pancakes with blueberry, pecan streusel and creme fraiche and a savory Parmesan French toast with prosciutto cotto and fried egg. Still hungry? Add a side of polenta, broccoli rabe or Tuscan fries.lapicio.com
Awadh, 2588 Broadway
Autumn has us craving flavorful food so there's no better time to try the newly opened Indian restaurant, Awadh. The three-course menu focuses on northern Indian specialities such as an Indian egg curry or scrambled egg naan "burrito." The baked crispy lentil flour papadum with onion, tamarind and cilantro relish is also a standout. awadhnyc.com
Ducks Eatery, 351 E. 12th St.
East Village BBQ spot Ducks Eatery really outdid itself for fall. From the pumpkin waffles topped with pecan butter, praline syrup to the smoked brisket hash with red onion, there is no shortage of food on the menu to keep you warm, full and satisfied. The shrimp and grits with andouille sausage is also a must-try.duckseatery.com
Atrium Dumbo, 15 Main St., Brooklyn
This Brooklyn hot spot, which serves a mix of American Southern and classic French food has some killer items for fall. Share a side of corn biscuits with Vermont butter and housemade jam for the table, and keep the crispy potato and rosemary all to yourself. For a main course, don't miss out on the quinoa tagliatelle with lemon, cauliflower and cumin. For dessert, the brioche doughnuts with sour cinnamon sugar and Macallan butterscotch is the way to go.atriumdumbo.com
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