5 MURRAY HILL BRUNCHES THAT WILL MAKE YOU CRY FOR JOY — AND BISCUITS
It’s the weekend! Let’s go bottoms up with the bottomless mimosa
By Nicole Fisher
Hungry? Hungover? Sounds like it’s time for one of NYC’s favorite weekend customs, brunch. Here are some of our favorite spots in Murray Hill and Kips Bay.
THE FLYING COCK
This rustic-chic gastro pub has much to offer the hungry set — Crispy Flying Cock sandwich, Breakfast Waffle Sandwiches and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos — but it takes drinking seriously, too. The brunch here is bottomless, with 90 minutes of unlimited bloody mary’s, mimosas and Bellini’s for $15. If you are a group of 4 or more, make sure to bring cash — checks can only be split 4 ways.
Saturday and Sunday 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 10 minutes
497 Third Avenue
The Flying Cock
LE PARISEN BISTRO
This is what brunch in Paris would be like if Parisian bistros served eggs benedict and omelettes with a mimosa or glass of sangria for $16.95. The entrees also come in American-sized, portions alongside mixed greens and fries.
Monday – Friday 12 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday 12 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 12 minutes
163 East 33rd Street
The Aussie-inspired eatery in Soho now offers its down under vibe uptown at its uptown outpost on Third Avenue. Signature dishes like the Bronte burger and beer battered fish accompany a vast “brekkie” menu which is served until 4 P.M. on weekends.
Monday – Friday 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 13 minutes
442 Third Avenue
Penelope — and its brunch menu — is a Murray Hill staple. It’s comfy, home-style and the $20 prix-fixe brunch special includes a cocktail or coffee and juice with yummy specials like Nutella French Toast, Monkey Bread and Sweet Potato Biscuits with gravy. You can also order a carte. Head’s up: there’s no reservations so get there early to avoid the craze.
Saturday and Sunday 8 A.M – 4 P.M.
Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 15 minutes
159 Lexington Ave
Upland is Chef Justin Smillie’s dream restaurant that celebrates contemporary California cuisine, but with an Italian accent. It’s the perfect hybrid for a brunch menu, and Upland’s features savory egg dishes and break-fast inspired pizzas and pastas.
Saturday and Sunday 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 21 minutes
345 Park South
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