Where to Brunch This Weekend: Guilty Goose, Fred's, Clement, and Enid's
Just got word the in-laws are coming into town early? Here's a look the best post-hangover options you'll want to explore if you're taking the news a little hard on a Friday night.
Courtesy Fred's Restaurant via Facebook Cheap brunches and dog lovers are welcome at Fred's.
Guilty Goose, Saturday and Sunday, 131 West 23rd Street, 11 a.m.
For $35, fill up on micheladas, select draft beers, and mimosas during an hour and half bottomless brunch session that might leave you feeling guiltier than the namesake goose once all is said and done. The offer includes a choice of any large plate from the menu; consider the cheesesteak with cheddar ale sauce or brasserie salad featuring a fried duck egg. If you're playing designated non-drinker, there's plenty of hearty fare to fill up on; you might order the big pig sandwich: a combo of smoked pork shoulder, house bacon, and country ham topped off with slaw and sriracha aioli.
Fred's Restaurant, 476 Amsterdam Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Fred's -- named for a seeing eye dog who didn't make the cut and was instead adopted by an Upper West Sider -- might have one of the city's best Sunday prix fix brunch packages: For $15.95, get your choice of mimosa or bloody mary, coffee or tea, and an entree. Diners can select from a list that includes omelettes, salads, burgers, and pastas in addition to traditional brunch fare. And though the prix fixe is available Sunday only, the prices are still reasonable on Saturday.
Clement at The Peninsula New York, 700 Fifth Avenue, Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
If you're looking to impress someone (a new love interest's visiting parents, for instance), consider Clement's new prix fixe brunch. For $49 per person, you'll get a selection of pastries and a market tasting plate for the table, a choice of main course, and a side dish. A trio of desserts is also included after you've downed your Belgian waffle or dry-aged beef burger. Drinks are available for an additional cost; visit the bloody mary bar for all the fixin's -- and hot sauce -- you'd ever need. Reservations are suggested and can be made by contacting the restaurant directly.
Enid's, 560 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Arrive in Greenpoint early if you want to experience this southern brunch. Dishes like fried jalapeño cheese grits and buttermilk biscuits and gravy keep the lines long, and there's full bar service cranking out cocktails like this weekend's ginger mimosa. A selection of rotating brunch specials keep the place fresh; the restaurant will showcase smoked bluefish cakes and eggs this Saturday and Sunday. Most entrants are $13 or less, and the location's close proximity to McCarren Park's new ice rink means you can burn off those calories in no time.