Where to Brunch This Weekend: KTCHN, Rose Water, City Winery, and Measure at Langham Place
Still in need of a brunch reservation for seldom-seen relatives visiting this weekend? Or maybe you've got your first online date and couldn't take advantage of Eve Turow's top nighttime date spots? Whatever your modus operandi, settle in with a mimosa at one of the city's midday feasts.
Courtesy City Winery NYC via Facebook City Winery's Klezmer Brunch features live music along with lox and bagels
KTCHN, 508 West 42nd Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.
A 90-minute bottomless brunch can make even the nearby Times Square tourists seem tolerable. For $25, customers receive a choice of endless mimosas or select bellinis like blood orange and peach. Since it'd be rude to offer all those drinks without food, the Hell's Kitchen eatery also includes a prix fixe classic brunch menu with choices like triple stack pancakes to chew on. If you're looking for a conversation piece, check out the gallery of featured artwork -- Martin Cribbs is currently on display and available for purchase (in case you go overboard on that drink deal). Haus of Mimosa performs live on Sunday.
Rose Water, 787 Union Street, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
If you're already lamenting the passing of Prospect Park picnic weather, take solace in a sweet deal nearby: the $15 prix fixe brunch Rose Water. Choose from entrees like organic eggs any style or a duck confit sandwich and pair your meal to a fresh drink like hot apple cider. The restaurant specializes in using local products whenever possible, and it also features a selection of craft beer and wine.
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, Sunday, 10 a.m.
Featuring lox, bagels, and plenty of opportunities for dancing, the Klezmer brunch offers a chance to experience traditional Jewish performances and culture. Menu highlights include a variety of flatbreads, sandwiches, and egg dishes; select weekends feature discussions led by Rabbi Dan Ain. You'll need a $10 ticket for the show, and the full brunch menu is available for purchase. Reserve your chance for an atypical brunch experience via the winery's website.
Live Music for Kids
Measure at Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue, Sunday, 11 a.m.
If your saddled with childcare responsibilities -- either because you have kids or because your child-bearing relatives are visiting -- it can be tough to find brunch spots in NYC where those little people aren't viewed as terrorists. Check out "Tunes with Tina," a brunch show that features singer and jazz pianist Tina deVaron. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children under three; everyone gets a brunch entree, and children also receive a complimentary bag of candy from The London Candy Company. Reservations can be made online or by calling 212-613-8667.