Where to Brunch This Weekend: Dillingers Pub & Grill, Cafe Zona Sur, Eastwick, and Brindle Room


In case you live in a windowless box and haven’t noticed, it’s freezing cold and snowing outside — so spending the weekend downing biscuits and gravy seems like a really strong plan right now. As does a batch mimosas. Or many batches of mimosas.

Dillingers Pub & Grill, 46-19 30th Avenue, Queens, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

$19.95 nets you unlimited screwdrivers, mimosas, and bloodies along with some food to pace yourself if you can find your way to Astoria this weekend. The menu is stacked with bar food like Irish nachos, burgers, and wings, and the place has plenty of TVs for playoff football viewing — a good way to pass time if you’re stuck inside.

Cafe Zona Sur, 4314 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.

Pastries and prosecco are the main draws at this Sunset Park retreat, which features a mix of huevos rancheros, crepes, and breakfast pastries. The most expensive item on the menu is $10, though the cocktails are on par with the city’s average (but think of all the money you’re saving on that cheap entree and go for the glass of vino).

Cheap Prix Fixe
Eastwick, 112 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

For $14, diners receive a complimentary brunch cocktail and coffee or tea with a main course. The menu is broken down into categories like eggs, grains, and sandwiches; brunch drinks include mimosas, bloody marys, and micheladas. Highlights include a Moroccan seasoned veggie burger and a gravlax bagel with pickled radishes.

Brindle Room, 277 East 10th Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

Potato chip frittatas, biscuits and gravy, and a luscious steakhouse burger reel in the weekend crowd at this tiny East Village kitchen where hangovers go to die. The diverse menu ranges from all-American classics to Middle Eastern specialties, with options like challah french toast and smoked trout hash. Brunch cocktails include micheladas, sangria, and donkey punch, supplemented by a short but tailored wine and beer.