After 25 Years, the Union Square Café Is Getting Into the Brunch Business


Though coverage of Danny Meyer’s hunger for expansion tends to focus on his quest to find Shackness in cities across the globe, he’s also set to branch out much closer to home. On September 3, for the first time in its 25-year history, Meyer’s Union Square Café will start serving brunch.

According to reps for Meyer’s flagship restaurant, Carmen Quagliata’s weekend brunch menu, which will be served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., will comprise seasonal dishes that will be served alongside such lunchtime stalwarts as the USC burger and ricotta gnocchi. Expect to see the likes of homemade gravlax with market salad, pickled beets, and bagel chips; poached eggs Victor with Dominican beef and rice hash and black pepper cream; and blueberry buttermilk pancakes. You can check out the full menu, which will change weekly.