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Is The NoMad's $26 Brunch Chicken Sandwich Worth It?

The Brunch Dish J. Kenji López-Alt 28 comments

When I heard that The NoMad was offering a sandwiched version of their incredible chicken—foie gras, truffles, brioche, and all—on their brunch menu for only $26, I suddenly thought to myself, hey, now I can finally afford to eat Daniel Humm's roast chicken whenever the mood strikes, before my line of thought stopped with a big mental record-scratch: wait a minute. That's a $26 chicken sandwich. Could it possibly be worth the price? I saw it as my duty to find out. More

Wu Pops Up, Chinese-Inflected Brunch in Williamsburg

The Brunch Dish Max Falkowitz 2 comments

In another case study of smart young chefs reclaiming Asian fusion cuisine for the better, Jonathan Wu is reworking brunch through a Chinese lens. More

The Brunch Dish: Foie Gras Pancakes at Perla

The Brunch Dish Max Falkowitz 5 comments

It takes a lot for me to order pancakes for fear of all the bland, leaden, and sickly sweet versions out there. Perla's are a different story, and that's before you get to the foie gras butter. More

The Brunch Dish: Talde in Park Slope

The Brunch Dish Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Dale Talde's first Park Slope spot has been serving dinner to packed crowds since January, but just recently added a brunch menu, and so far, there isn't much of a wait. When word gets out, though, I'm guessing that will change. More

The Brunch Dish: Saxon + Parole

The Brunch Dish Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Saxon + Parole gets packed at night; the crowds come for cocktails and the juicy egg-topped burger. But when we arrived early on a Saturday morning to check out their new brunch, the room was calm and bright, with plenty of tables available. I predict that won't last long; there are lots of delicious morning bites here. More

The Brunch Dish: Savory Parmesan Toast at Olea, Fort Greene

The Brunch Dish Lauren Sloss 1 comment

The savory parmesan toast ($13) on Olea's brunch menu brought on feelings of disbelief and chagrin: how had I never thought of salty, cheesy French toast before? More

The Brunch Dish: Chorizo Corncakes at Lodge, Williamsburg

The Brunch Dish Lauren Sloss Post a comment

I dig the urban ski chalet vibe of Lodge; they have great natural light, excellent people watching, and a dependably stellar soundtrack (The Kinks, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra all got airtime on my most recent visit). I also like their brunch dishes, which are classic enough to be comfort food but suggest a thoughtfulness in both selection and execution. Their two-for-one bloody mary and mimosa special ($7) doesn't hurt either. More

The Brunch Dish: Poached Eggs at The Heights Cafe, Brooklyn Heights

The Brunch Dish Lauren Sloss Post a comment

The Heights Cafe is a pleasant brunch spot, worth visiting as much for its proximity to the Brooklyn waterfront as for its simple, satisfying fare. Their menu aims to go beyond the standard bacon-and-eggs dishes as well, with creative touches meant to liven up classic dishes. More

The Brunch Dish: Pork, Garlic, Kale Omelet at Applewood in Park Slope

The Brunch Dish Carey Jones Post a comment

Omelets are rarely the most exciting thing on a brunch menu, but at Applewood in Park Slope, they might be. The menu changes often, but on a recent visit, the options included a vegetable omelet forgoing the usual suspects in favor of eggplant, roasted cherry tomatoes, and rainbow chard ($12); one with seared day boat scallops ($15); and one with pork, kale, and roasted garlic ($14). More

The Brunch Dish: Contadino at Maialino

The Brunch Dish Ben Fishner Post a comment

With entrees ranging from $12-$15 and sides in the $6 neighborhood, brunch at Maialino isn't cheap, exactly. Considering that we had no wait, friendly, helpful service and seriously delicious food, Maialino's got one of the best brunches in town. More

The Brunch Dish: The Hangtown Fry at Stone Park Café

The Brunch Dish Carey Jones 3 comments

I'm a sucker for classy restaurants doing indulgent food well, which is why I loved the Hangtown Fry ($14) at Stone Park Café. More

The Brunch Dish(es): The Red Hook Ballfield Trucks

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

The Red Hook ballfields might not be the first venue that pops into mind for weekend brunching. But hey, if you don't mind queuing up at a different truck for each course (and between elotes, huaraches, and pupusas, there will be multiple courses) and if you appreciate free entertainment courtesy of the ballfield matches, then it's a fun outing. More

The Brunch Dish: Rucola in Boerum Hill

The Brunch Dish Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Come for the poached eggs and speck on toast, stay for the Beatles. Rucola was playing them all Sunday morning during our visit. The cozy corner spot on Bond and Dean in Boerum Hill quietly opened back in April, but has quickly become a neighborhood hang for northern Italian food made with local ingredients and fine cocktails mixed on the worn marble bar. The vibe is somewhere between trademark Brooklyn (mason jar chandelier? check) and Italian farmhouse (weathered benches for seating). More

The Brunch Dish: Shakshuka and More at Mimi's Hummus

The Brunch Dish Carey Jones 5 comments

While I'm not usually one to hop on the subway for brunch, I make an exception for Mimi's Hummus, on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park. More

The Brunch Dish: Duck Confit at Flatbush Farm

The Brunch Dish Carey Jones Post a comment

Spacious and airy, with a beautiful back patio, Flatbush Farm is an exceedingly pleasant place to spend a weekend morning—especially given how tasty many of the brunch options are. More

The Brunch Dish: Sweet and Savory at James

Carey Jones Post a comment

It is nice to find a place where brunch entrées range primarily from $9-12, and are composed, thoughtful dishes, rather than just slapped-together Eggs Benedict. More

Brunch At Cascabel Taqueria, Upper West Side: Chilaquiles, Huevos Revueltos, and Other Mexican Specialties

The Brunch Dish J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

With a second branch of Cascabel Taqueria moving into the old Lime Leaf space on 108th and Broadway (a very welcome change!), the options for good Latin brunches in the neighborhood have expanded. More

The Brunch Dish: 'Poached Eggs, Cubed Toast' at Shopsin's

The Brunch Dish Carey Jones 1 comment

One of the great things about Shopsin's is that they not only have dishes unlike anyone else's; they have whole sections of their menu unlike anyone else's. While I'm always tempted by absurd stomach bombs like the Mo' Betta (eggs and sausage hugged by macaroni-and-cheese-pancakes), there are meals when I don't want an entire weekend's worth of food in one go. For those times, I've been exploring the "Poached Eggs, Cubed Toast" corner. Runny eggs over something carb-y is my favorite genre of brunch dish anyway; why not have the toast cut up for you? More

The Brunch Dish: Nutella French Toast from Penelope

The Brunch Dish Shell Tu Post a comment

While there are plenty of savory options, like Salmon Wrapped Poached Eggs with green goddess dressing, their Nutella French toast was the sort of sweet, appealing dish that's irresistible on a lazy Saturday morning. More

The Brunch Dish: Chawanmushi and Shake Teishoku from EN Japanese Brasserie

The Brunch Dish Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Brunch isn't really a concept in Japan, at least the syrup-drenched, hash brown-represented one that we know. But recently, chef Abe Hiroki at EN Japanese Bistro started offering a special choshoku, or Japanese breakfast, menu on weekends during prime brunching hours. As with the other meals at EN, it's carefully crafted with attention paid to traditional Japanese preparations, and there are many bowls and small plates involved. (Translation: if you're into dishware and wooden spoons, you will appreciate the presentation here.) More

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