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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.

Brunch hours:
Saturday and Sunday 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.  

Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 10 minutes

theflyingcocknyc.com
497 Third Avenue
(212) 689-6900

the flying cock bar

The Flying Cock

the flying cock sandwich

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.

Brunch hours:
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

leparisiennyc.com
163 East 33rd Street
(212) 889-5489

le parisien exterior

Le Parisien

le parisien interior

RUBY’S

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.

Brunch hours:
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

Rubyscafe.com
442 Third Avenue
(212) 300-4245

ruby's cafe

Ruby's Cafe

ruby's cafe burger

PENELOPE

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.

Brunch hours:
Saturday and Sunday 8 A.M – 4 P.M.

Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 15 minutes

penelopenyc.com
159 Lexington Ave
(212) 481-3800

penelope sign

Penelope

penelope brunch

UPLAND

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.

Brunch hours:
Saturday and Sunday 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.  

Walking Distance from the East River Ferry/34th St. 21 minutes

uplandnyc.com
345 Park South
(212) 686-1006

upland-brunch

Upland

upland interior

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