The Best Brunch in NYC

Looking for the best brunches in NYC? With its cozy atmosphere and authentic French cuisine, the recently opened Brasserie Cognac at Hotel 48LEX New York places the city’s best brunch in the heart of Midtown. If you’re in the mood for other tasty offerings, Hotel 48LEX is conveniently close to some of the top-rated culinary experiences in New York City, spoiling you for choice. 

Enjoy a Taste of Paris

Located at the corner of 48th and Lexington on the first floor of the superbly chic Hotel 48LEX, Brasserie Cognac is the latest offering by restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato. Like its Upper East Side sister location, Brasserie Cognac Midtown offers an outstanding brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, ideal for indulging in the flavors of France.

Brunch at Brasserie Cognac Midtown will whisk you away on a culinary visit to the City of Lights, with an extensive menu that celebrates the flair of traditional brasserie fare. 

Start with a basket of warm Cheese Puffs Gougers, or choose from the earthy goodness of Soupe à l’Oignon, the fresh flavor of a Cognac Niçoise Salad, or the subtle sophistication of the perfect Souffle. Served with hand-cut fries, the Mussels Mariniere is another thoroughly French favorite, as is the mouth-watering Cheese Fondue. Alternatively, keep it simple, yet decadent with the Dozen Oysters Special, washed down with a bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé.

For those who prefer their brunch to be more of a home-grown affair, Brasserie Cognac’s broad menu also includes all the comforting delights you yearn for, such as Eggs Benedict, Avocado Toast, and fluffy Pancakes. You’ll even find Chicken & Waffles for a touch of comfort food.

With natural light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows, Brasserie Cognac offers an airy feel while preserving the intimate ambiance of its sister restaurant. In harmony with the sleek feel of Hotel 48LEX, the overall appeal is both sophisticated and charming, ideal for brunch with a touch of je ne sais quoi.

The Best Brunch a la Italiana

Much closer to Hotel 48LEX is Casa Limone, a local favorite offering a wide selection of Southern Italian dishes including Ravioli Casa Limone, Frittata Vegetariana, and Casa Limone Yogurt. For a special brunch treat, Casa Limone also has a creative Brunch Pizza Bar Menu that everyone in your group can enjoy.

A Culinary Treat With a Mediterranean Twist

If you like the idea of exploring New York’s culinary scene with something gastronomically unique, take your tastebuds to the Eastern Mediterranean with Iris’ Aegean-themed lunch menu. This is the perfect option for those who had an earlier breakfast and want to indulge in a delicious lunch dish. The 20-minute walk from Hotel 48LEX is just enough to work up an appetite.

A Special Treat for Steak Lovers

Of course, sometimes you just want a hearty steak, and there’s no better way to satisfy that craving than with a late lunch or glamorous dinner at The Empire Steak Room. Although not a brunch option, (the Empire opens at 3 p.m. on Sundays), the Empire Streak House provides all diners with a wonderful excuse to dress up and dig into a delectably grilled meal. Just a few blocks from Hotel 48LEX, this legendary establishment can’t be missed.

At the Epicenter of Decadent Dining

While stepping inside Brasserie Cognac Midtown may transport you to the heart of France, the central location of Hotel 48LEX is perfect for visiting New York’s most famous attractions and discovering a neighborhood brimming with excellent foodie haunts. As you explore Midtown Manhattan and beyond, a world of excellent culinary options awaits.