The best way to draw a New York City weekend to a close is with a leisurely brunch with friends or family. Particularly in the summer, Sunday brunch is a great way to beat the heat by enjoying multiple beverages and a protein-packed meal that can stretch on for hours, sometimes ending just in time for dinner. Fortunately Battery Park features some of the best brunch spots in the city, all just minutes from Wagner Battery Park. Check out our top eateries serving up inventive orders of bacon, eggs and more. We’ll see you next Sunday.
North End Grill: When Danny Meyer opens a restaurant, New Yorkers go, especially when it offers French-inspired cooking and seafood out of wood-burning grills and mesquite charcoal ovens. As the master of nuanced fare, Meyer gets the brunch game. His Battery Park outpost serves a special menu on Saturdays and Sundays, where diners can choose from house-made pastries and charcuterie, or a classic raw bar featuring shellfish, smoked salmon and seasonal produce from the building’s rooftop farm.
La Parisienne: Transport yourself to Paris at this charming cafe cooking up French-style omelettes, potatoes and house-made brioche, enjoyed best with a bottle of rosé. You’ll think you’re brunching on the Seine with its impossibly chic decor and authentic French staples. The croque monsieur might be the best one outside France.
P.J. Clarke’s: Most New Yorkers don’t associate this legendary restaurant with brunch, but the Battery Park outpost does a stellar job. Enjoy the “Cadillac of burgers” at its spectacular waterfront dining area, or set your sights on a luxurious raw bar tower. A few of its famous Bloody Mary’s and you’ll be belting out “One for My Baby,” just as Frank Sinatra did years ago at this classic old-school eatery.
Merchants River House: You’ll feel as though you set sail on the Hudson River at this American bistro with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty. Snag a table outside and delight in classic brunch fare with an inventive twist, like chicken and bacon mac and cheese and a signature burger. It’s also family friendly, so little ones will enjoy the children’s fare as they count the boats go by.