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Halcyon’s Best Brunches

7/20/2016

It’s often said that a New Yorker’s favorite meal of the day is brunch, and right on the doorstep of your Halcyon condo in Midtown East, you’ll find plenty of ways to satisfy your cravings for those special foods that are neither breakfast nor lunch but something in between. From classic American eateries to eclectic markets, here’s our pick of the best brunches near Halcyon.

 

The Smith | 956 2nd Avenue

 

Sunday brunch at The Smith is a major event. The menu at this casual but classy American brasserie is overflowing with goodies, and first-timers might need a while to take it all in, literally and metaphorically speaking. For those looking for something light, we’d recommend a housemade agave lemonade and a couple of Cotuit Bay oysters, followed by the Maine lobster salad—packed with avocado, burst tomato, French beans, and brioche croutons, and dressed with a buttermilk vinaigrette. Feeling more hedonistic? Then it’s a Barnstormer cocktail for you, while the chef whips up a ranchero scramble (featuring chipotle salsa, black beans, tortillas, cheddar, and avocado), followed by buttermilk waffles topped with mixed berry compote and whipped cream.

 

Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room | 986 2nd Avenue

 

Channeling the aesthetic of old New York, this cozy, steampunk-inspired spot exudes comfort and retro class. Of course, their brunch menu caters to a more modern palate, with a cocktail menu tailored for brunch purists. Try the blue crab and smashed avocado benedict, with roasted tomato hollandaise and chive, paired with a fully loaded Bloody Mary, for a wink-wink daily serving of veggies. Using local and organic produce wherever possible, and deeply dedicated to the idea of “homemade”, Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family over an indulgent, yet agriculturally inspired meal.

 

 

Lexington Brass | 517 Lexington Avenue

 

A massive quartz countertop adorns the bar, accented by leather banquettes and mirrors, setting an upscale, Art Deco-inspired scene for a reliably delicious meal that is sure to delight every taste. Rated by Zagat for their showstopping truffle French fries, Lexington Brass’s menu offers something for everyone; the Brass Health Bowl mixes farro wheat berries, heirloom tomatoes, spring onion, feta cheese, a sunny-side-up egg and sumac vinaigrette, while more ambitious patrons can opt for the cinnamon roll pancakes, featuring brown sugar-cinnamon swirls, cream cheese frosting, and candied almonds.

 

Halcyon | 305 East 51st Street
Of course you don’t have to leave Halcyon at all to enjoy brunch. The light and airy Sky Lounge ably seats a brunch party of 10. As Bloody Marys circulate, and the smell of pancakes and coffee fills the air, your lucky guests can unwind and chat in the seating area or stand with cocktails in hand, admiring the vistas across Midtown East. Everything from the menu to the music is designed for you and your friends; what better way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning? Or for a truly decadent experience, host your brunch on a Monday.

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