Did you ever wake up on a Tuesday morning and think to yourself, I need to drink, like, ten mimosas right now? Although we try to reserve our daytime drinking indulgences for the weekends, there’s one Lower East Side eatery tempting the usual breakfast and brunching conventions. Mezetto (161 East Houston Street; 212-933-4587) offers bottomless brunch (and dinner!) on weekdays.
With a big student following, Mezetto is one of the few neighborhood spots to draw a lunchtime crowd. Monday through Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m., the Mediterranean-inspired eatery offers an hour and a half of unlimited mimosas for $16. Flavors include peach, pomegranate, orange or passion fruit.
The bubbly drinks are paired along with an interesting selection of breakfast items, ranging from spanakopita omelettes ($13), pork belly benedicts ($15), baked eggs shakshuka (spicy tomato sauce, kale, cauliflower, and toast; $16) and a duck confit skillet (sautéed mushrooms, tomato, fried egg, patatas bravas, goat cheese, and balsamic reduction; $19). Lunch items are offered, too, with salads, burgers (lamb and beef sirloin), pizza, and appetizers including an Asian-middle-eastern hybrid, falafel buns ($12) with Israeli pickle salsa and harissa aioli.
In the evenings, Mezetto keeps the party going with more limitless wine cocktails. Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., the restaurant offers the same deal; an hour and a half of limitless red or white sangria for $21 (with the purchase of an entree). Choose from dishes like steak frites with grilled asparagus, za’atar fries, and salsa verde ($29) or whole roasted branzino a la plancha with cucumber and pickled vegetable slaw ($29). We suggest the duck shawarma ($29), a Frenchified twist on the traditional spit-roasted meat. This version features duck confit meat with mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, poached egg, and scallion yogurt.