Any day is a good brunch day, and the return of warm weather means we should definitely all be spending as much time outdoors as possible, so, naturally, an outdoor brunch should be on all of our radars. Whether you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, somewhere that also provides entertainment, or somewhere you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy brunch and cocktails no matter the time of day, there’s a spot for you. Here are 15 spots for an enjoyable outdoor brunch in NYC.
1. Jacob’s Pickles, UWS
Jacob’s Pickles is serving tasty southern comfort food and, of course, an endless supply of pickles. The shining stars of their menu are their biscuit sandwiches which are huge and served with cheese grits. Other delicious items can be found on the menu as well such as Biscuit French Toast, Catfish Tacos, and Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese.
Where: 509 Amsterdam Ave.
When: Monday-Thursday 11a.m. – 2p.m., Friday 11a.m. – 4p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9a.m. – 4p.m.
2. Golden Diner, Chinatown
Golden Diner is serving up breakfast food til 5p.m. every day but Monday, and they have a ton of different vegan options. Cure anything you may be experiencing with Honey Butter Pancakes, a Vegan Grilled Cheese, a Chinatown Egg and Cheese Sando, or Korean Fried Chicken Wings, and enjoy their outdoor seating while doing so.
Where: 123 Madison St.
When: Tuesday-Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
3. The Standard Grill, Meatpacking District
The Standard Grill hosts a weekend outdoor brunch in NYC that cannot be missed as they make it a bit more exciting by hosting a drag brunch! Their “Snatched Saturdays” with Nicky O & Co. and “Body Beautiful Sundays” with Essa Noche & Co. happen often (select dates can be found here and here) but if you’re looking for just your everyday brunch they host that as well on both weekend days from 11a.m. – 4p.m. Plus their outdoor seating is too pretty to pass up on!
Where: 848 Washington St.
When: Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 4p.m.
4. Mom’s Kitchen & Bar, Astoria
For fun, summer drinks and brunch that is served all day, head to Mom’s in Astoria. Their brunch menu features some out-of-the-box dishes, such as Mac & Cheese Pancakes and a Pancake Burrito, but they also have your usual dishes such as avocado toast and an omelette. Their outdoor seating is the perfect place to sip on one of their fun cocktails, like the Duckie Slide made with gin, elderflower, cucumber, lemon, and soda served with a rubber ducky floater.
Where: 33-01 31st Ave.
When: Sunday-Thursday 9a.m. – 10p.m., Friday-Saturday 9a.m. – 11p.m. (brunch served all day)
5. Jackson’s Eatery, LIC
For good music, good vibes, and good food, head to Jackson’s Eatery in LIC. From their Three Berry Compote Pancakes to Burrata Toast, you truly can’t go wrong. Pair your meal with one of their tasty brunch cocktails, like a Spicy Sriracha Bloody Mary, an Irish Coffee, or an Apple Cider Mimosa.
Where: 10-37 Jackson Ave.
When: Saturday-Sunday 10a.m. – 4p.m.
6. Cobblestones Pub & Biergarten, Forest Hills
A biergarten may not be your typical go-to spot for brunch, but at Cobblestones the vibes are great and the drinks are cheap. Like, $7 for a bloody mary, frosé, peach bellini, mimosa, sangria, or screwdriver cheap. If you’re looking to feast try their Cobblestones Country Breakfast that comes with 2 eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, and an English muffin, or for something lighter their avocado toast is a great choice.
Where: 117-18 Queens Blvd.
When: Monday-Friday 10a.m. – 2p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 4p.m.
7. Rabbithole, Williamsburg
If you’re not an early riser but still a brunch fiend, Rabbithole is the place for you. On weekends they serve brunch until 5p.m. that can be enjoyed out on their back patio. Here you’ll find all the classic brunch dishes, featuring eggs cooked eight different ways plus Maple Walnut Granola, Stuffed French Toast, and Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes.
Where: 352 Bedford Ave.
When: Saturday-Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
8. Juliette, Williamsburg
Juliette offers an upscale version of delicious French dishes served either on their outdoor patio, rooftop terrace bar, or indoor garden. On their everyday brunch menu you’ll find dishes like Croque Monsieur, Shakshuka, or Duck Confit. They also have a ton of tasty cocktails to pair with your meal.
Where: 135 N 5th St.
When: Monday-Friday 12p.m. – 4p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10a.m. – 4p.m.
9. Freehold, Williamsburg
If you’re looking for a perfectly boozy brunch, Freehold is your spot. On Sundays they host a two-hour bottomless brunch for only $40 that includes Chandon Bubbly, Mimosas, White Peach Bellinis, Bloody Marys, and Micheladas. Their outdoor seating is gorgeous, and their vibes are all around great.
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Where: 45 S 3rd St.
When: Saturday-Sunday 12p.m. – 5p.m.
10. Bronx Alehouse, Bronx
Head to the Bronx Alehouse weekend mornings for a tasty brunch with outdoor seating options. Each dish comes with either a brunch cocktail or a draft beer. Cocktails include Bloody Marys, Micheladas, Mimosas, or Everything Nice, a cocktail made with Davie’s County Bourbon, peach schnapps, passionfruit, and ginger simple syrup.
Where: 216 W 238th St.
When: Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 3p.m.
11. iNINE Bistro, Bronx
For garden dining and the “best salmon burger in the Bronx” head to iNINE Bistro. This outdoor brunch spot in NYC hosts a deliciously boozy brunch each weekend. Beyond their salmon burger you’ll find dishes like Firecracker Gulf Shrimp Tempura and Georgia’s Peach Chicken and Waffles.
Where: 53 Bruckner Blvd.
When: Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 6p.m.
12. Beatstro, Bronx
Beatstro really knows how to set the scene for the perfect weekend brunch. They have a 90 minute bottomless brunch with unlimited sangria and mimosas plus live music to ensure there’s never a dull moment. Their menu is the perfect mix of savory and sweet, cooking up items like chicken and waffles and rum cake french toast and their outdoor seating is filled with tons of art.
Where: 135 Alexander Ave.
When: Saturday-Sunday 11:30a.m. – 4p.m.
13. The Richmond, Staten Island
Head to The Richmond’s outdoor patio on a Sunday morning for a tasty brunch outdoors. This New Americana bistro serves up starters like Tuna Tartare and Asian Steamed Buns before moving onto entrees like Mussels Frites, Steak and Eggs, and a Tofu Scramble.
Where: 695 Bay St.
When: Sundays 12p.m. – 3p.m.
14. Project Brunch, Staten Island
Head to Project Brunch to get brunch everyday from the breakfast pros. This spot offers some creative dishes, such as Fried Oreo Pancakes and Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches, but they do offer all your usual go-to brunch dishes as well. They have indoor and outdoor patio seating.
Where: 4553 Arthur Kill Rd.
When: Monday-Sunday 8a.m. – 3p.m.
15. The Stone House at Clove Lakes, Staten Island
This fine dining establishment on Staten Island’s Clove Lakes is the perfect spot for outdoor brunch in NYC as it offers a gorgeous lakeside patio or cobblestone to enjoy your meal at, in addition to their indoor dining. Head here for a bit of greenery and delicious upscale brunch classics.
Where: 1150 Clove Rd.
When: Saturday-Sunday 12p.m. – 2:45p.m.