Where to Brunch This Weekend: Asellina, Riverbank Grill, Cousin John's Bakery & Cafe, Baoburg
Sticking around the city this weekend? Join other folks who decided to opt out of pumpkin picking and check out one of this weekend's brunch offers. Whether you're into cheap deals, great views, or endless drinks, carve out your own favorite brunch place from a selection of this weekend's top haunts.
Baoburg The sober bao at Baoburg's new brunch
Asellina, 420 Park Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m..
This Gramercy Park hot spot in the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel offers a two-hour unlimited brunch for $18 that is popular with travelers looking for an epic NYC brunch story. That price includes unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, sangria, and prosecco with or without the purchase of an entree. However, with all that time to enjoy those cocktails, you may need to opt in for one of the restaurant's brunch pizzas or pasta selections.
Bottomless With A View
Riverbank Grill, 679 Riverside Drive, Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.
Riverbank offers up a ridiculously serene view of the Hudson, and the picture only gets prettier with an hour and a half of bottomless mimosas, red sangria, and pints of select beers for $12. Brunch items include chicken and waffles, chocolate chip pancakes, and a hangover omelette, and the restaurant also features a deal for food porn fanatics: Take a photo of yourself brunching it up with the Hudson River backdrop and post it to Riverbank Grill's Facebook page to receive a complimentary dessert.
Popular and Cheap
Cousin John's Bakery & Cafe, 70 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 10 a.m.
When you put the words "includes chocolate bread" on a brunch menu, your place becomes a popular Sunday stop. This family-owned bakery and cafe features items like country omelettes, fruit and cheese blintzes, and challah french toast, all at reasonable (read: sub-$10) prices. There's also a selection of cakes and pastries to go in case you want to extend brunch into an all day sweet-eating affair.
Baoburg, 126 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
While you may be use to eating baos as a late night snack, this tiny kitchen next to Ramen Yebisu offers up a selection of steamed buns for brunch service. Combinations like the sober bao (eggs benedict with slow cooked pork and spinach) supplement a selection of sandwiches that round out the menu. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for purchase at this cash-only, no-reservations walk-in.