We are starting to get teased. It’s glorious outside…but still pretty chilly. For that “Indoors-But-Feels-Like-It’s-Outdoors feel,” here are 3 places to check out today.
1. Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel, penthouse level, with glass windows and views on all sides. And it’s a brunch spot that Does take Reservations. God bless ‘em.
Another good couple of perks is that Upstairs has jazz on Sundays and patrons receive a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary.
Upstairs: Midtown at 145 E. 50th St., btwn Lexington & Third Ave., at Penthouse Level, Kimberly Hotel.
2. Barbuto in the West Village is an underrated brunch spot with an airy, minimalist atmosphere. The restaurant is enclosed on three sides by floor to ceiling, glass garage doors that can be opened and shut. This time of the year they will be closed, but it’s lovely to be able to brunch while looking outside on a day like today. Barbuto is also a great place if you are looking for a brunch that isn’t going to make you want to fall asleep afterwards from food overload. The portions are always just right.
Barbuto: West Village near Meatpacking District, 775 Washington St., at W.12th St. And that’s West 12th Street, not Little West 12th Street. People are always making that mistake, and I’ve seen numerous people perplexed outside each of those addresses when they realize they are in the wrong location.
3. August is known for great food, a quaint atmosphere, and their incredible back section complete with cobblestones and a glass roof. Also it’s good for impressing-out-of-towners, and is in a key location for strolling along Bleecker street afterwards.
August: 359 Bleecker, between Charles and W. 10th.
And there ‘ya go. These three brunch spots are indoors, but it Feels like they’re outside. And that’s what matters. Happy Sunday in March. Spring is almost here. (And so is March Madness….yaaey!)