With a big week of Halloween activities ahead of you, we imagine your nighttime plans for the weekend are shaping up. But how will you recover during the day? How about at one of these brunch spots?
The Lion, 62 West Ninth Street, Sunday, 11 a.m.
John Delucie’s renowned Village tavern offers a $35 two-hour prix fixe bellini and bloody mary brunch complete with entree, sides, and Cuban music this Sunday. Grupo Irek–plus brunch cocktails–may persuade patrons to do the mambo in between courses, which include options like chicken and waffles or egg white frittata. Brunch items can also be ordered a la carte and range from housemade granola to grilled flat iron steak and eggs.
Lovin Cup Cafe/Cameo, 93 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Before attacking the vintage of shops of Williamsburg for a super original costume, take advantage of Cameo’s brunch deal. Customers can opt for a $19.99 (gratuity not included) brunch special and receive three drinks–mimosa, bloody mary, or house draft beer–along with coffee and choice of select entrée. Choose to fill up on pancakes or go local with the Sweet Jane scramble. If you’re still in the area come nightfall, head toward the back of the restaurant: The space functions as a music and art venue and hosts a lineup of weekend events.
The Fourth, 132 Fourth Avenue, Sunday, noon
Jazz brunches are a great way to escape modern day life, even if you can’t actually time travel back to the Roaring ’20s. On Sunday, the James Zeller Trio will liven up the crowd over complimentary apricot bellinis and Brazilian cheese bread–though you may want to save the swing dancing until your waiter has served you. That seasonal bellini is included with a brunch entree, which come from a list of items like brioche french toast and baked araucana eggs.
SKÁL, 37 Canal Street, Saturday and Sunday, noon
This restaurant is inspired by Iceland’s ingredients, so start with a dish like homemade granola accompanied by Icelandic-style Siggi’s Skyr yogurt. Chef Ben Spiegel’s foraging background comes into play with items like hanger steak with wilted dandelions, and those dishes pair well with cocktails like the Vigdis (vodka, aperol, Champagne, lime juice, and blueberries). Salt cod hash, on the other hand, might require a beer.
New Prix Fixe
East 12th Street Osteria, 197 First Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.
Whoever invented the prix fixe should have a statue erected in his or her honor. Pay tribute to that visionary with a brand new set-price offering at East 12th Street Osteria this weekend. For $23, diners receive breakfast pastries, any brunch entree, and choice of beverage. Many items here feature an Italian flare–see, for example, the tonnarelli alla carbonara–but worldwide favorites like French toast round out the bill of fare. suck down a bellini or a glass of wine if you need a little hair of the dog with your coffee.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 25, 2013