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44 & X

THE PLACE

44 & X has always been a gem. It's one of the reasons we started BrunchCritic. People had to know about it. This must-go spot in Hell's Kitchen is consistently delicious. It's very bright and clean, while maintaining an unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere. The staff is always on their game, and it's fun to read the quirky sayings on their t-shirts.

What to Eat

The pancakes, obviously. We love that the plate comes with breakfast sausage and fresh fruit too. It's sometimes so annoying to have to order those things as sides at other places. Really though, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, like the crab cake or classic bendicts. While these standard brunch items can be found elsewhere and often average, 44 & X prepares their food with quality and care. They know what they are doing.

What to Drink

Get the bloody Mary. We love that it is garnished properly, and served with celery and a skewer of three olives.

Reservation Policy

Reservations are accepted for parties of two or more.

Accept ReservationsCritic's PickFrench ToastGood for GroupsOpen on SaturdayOutdoor SeatingPancakes

Clinton St. Baking Company

Full Brunch menu on Sundays only, but breakfast is served all day, every day. Hint: Want to get some of those delicious pancakes uptown? Try Community Food & Drink at 116th and Bway. Same owners, same pancakes, bigger space! February is pancake month at Clinton St. Bakery

Comfort FoodCritic's PickOpen LateOpen on SaturdayWeekday Brunch

Good (Closed)

A la carte or a $29 prix fixe "Get It All" menu: includes the choice of egg dish, pancakes or french toast, plus any house made bread or side dish, any brunch cocktail, champagne or prosecco rose. If you are hoping to beat the crowds your best bet is to go as soon as Good opens, or towards the end of their brunch hour (3pm ish). Note - Brunch reservations are only accepted for 10am on Sundays.

Comfort FoodCritic's PickDrinks-IncludedFrench ToastHoliday BrunchOpen LateOpen on SaturdayOutdoor SeatingPancakesPrix Fixe

The Smith

THE PLACE

The Smith is consistently all-around awesome. The atmosphere is chill but always buzzy and busy, with friendly and helpful service. We also love that they take reservations for as little as a party of two.

What to Eat

We are fans of the pancakes topped with apples, walnuts, and white rum caramel, (yes you read that correctly - white rum caramel), as well as the thinly sliced and semi-crispy potatoes that come with the omelette. Oysters are popular at the Lincoln Center location, where The Smith had to hired two new oyster shuckers to keep up with recent demand.

What to Drink

The Smith has all of the classic brunch cocktails, as well as a fabulous blood orange mimosa for an extra kick.

Accept ReservationsComfort FoodCritic's PickFrench ToastGood for GroupsLunchie ItemsOpen LateOpen on SaturdayPancakes
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Signature Orange Party 3

Signature Orange Party 3

Buns n' Biscuits: A Bootcamp & Brunch.

Buns n' Biscuits: A Bootcamp & Brunch.

Brazilian Brunch Party.

Brazilian Brunch Party.

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