Searching for the best brunch in Tribeca? You are not alone! The picturesque neighborhood attracts locals from all across the city looking to join in on the hype and have an appetizing start to their day.
Cobblestone streets and old-world buildings have the neighborhood brimming with charm. Plus, since the neighborhood is home to celebrities and socialites there’s plenty of posh options ready to make you feel like a star.
From boozy brunch to elegant restaurants ready to impress on a first date, Tribeca has it all, and I’m here to help you find it.
I’ve lived in the neighborhood for more than 5 years and find my friends constantly clamoring to meet in my neck of the woods. So it only made sense that over the years I cultivated the perfect list of the best brunch in Tribeca and I’m eager to share it with you.
It’s a list I’m proud of and confident that both locals and tourists will get plenty of use out of, so without further ado, let’s get into it!
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Best Brunch in Tribeca
Ask any local about their favorite brunch in Tribeca and the honest ones will mention Maman. Offering a whimsical and charming vibe, this is one of the best Tribeca brunch spots to catch up with an old friend.
Originally founded as a French bakery and cafe in SoHo, Maman quickly became renowned for perfectly executed baked goods. But what really put them on the map was Oprah listing their nutty chocolate chip cookie as one of her Favorite Things.
I never miss an opportunity to order the quiche, chocolate croissant and their famous macadamia nut cookie. Plus, the coffee is always great (can’t be the best brunch in Tribeca without good coffee).
Another reason to love Maman is thanks to their intricate floral displays adorning the restaurant. The decorations have a way of making you feel like you’re in someones beautiful backyard, at peace and relaxed.
Address: 29 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
#11. Laconda Verde
Admittedly on the pricier side of things, Laconda Verde is still one of the best brunch spots in Tribeca. The upscale Italian restaurant serves beautiful and toothsome dishes making it the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion.
Regardless of your order (I recommend the frittata caprese, scampi and grits or shaved porchetta sandwich) you’ll understand why Laconda Verde is one of the best restaurants for brunch in Tribeca.
Plus, there’s a wide selection of unique pastries that make finishing with someone sweet, a must. And if you pair your meal with one of the house made juices you’ll be making plans to come back before you even leave.
Laconda Verde also has plenty of seating that can accomodate large groups. If you’re looking for the best brunch in Tribeca for a birthday, reunion, or business meeting I highly encourage making a reservation.
Address: 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
We’re going to a tequila bar for the best brunch in Tribeca? Let me put on my shoes.
Hey in all seriousness – Añejo has the best bottomless brunch in Tribeca for $55 (everyone at the table must participate).
The table gets 90 minutes of unlimited margaritas, bloody marys, sangrias or mimosas as well as unlimited chips and guac and an order of coconut french toast. Everyone gets their own entree and is practically guaranteed to leave in a food coma.
Even if you’re not craving a drink, Añejo has the best Mexican brunch in Tribeca. The chicken chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and morning tacos are all tempting orders. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30AM to 3:30PM and you’re not going to want to miss it!
Address: 301 Church St, New York, NY 10013
#9. Gee Whiz Diner
Gee Whiz isn’t the typical cute brunch spot you go to to take selfies, it’s where you go to stuff your face with delicious food.
Good old-fashioned classics like french toast, omelettes, and pancakes are the name of the game at this Tribeca brunch spot.
In a land full of posh and upscale restaurants, Gee Whiz Diner puts its money where its mouth is. Meaning the diner absolutely owns the kitchen, putting out plate after plate of consistently mouthwatering food.
You wouldn’t even assume the restaurant serves some of the best brunch in Tribeca if you were just casually walking by, but once you try it I guarantee you’ll be back.
Gee Whiz is the kind of joint you have great conversations at and lose track of time, brought to you in part by the amazing food. Plus the staff is incredibly attentive, making sure you feel welcome and right at home.
Address: 295 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Sarabeth’s first opened up shop in 1983 in the Upper East Side, quickly garnering favor with the locals. After planting new restaurants all across the city they eventually made their way to Tribeca in 2011.
Over the last 10+ years Sarabeth’s has cemented itself as one of the best brunch spots in Tribeca. The homestyle cooking is hearty and wholesome making it hard to leave even after you’ve finished your meal.
The menu is full of breakfast classics and the only trouble you’ll have is choosing what to order. The smoked salmon benedict tops any other Tribeca brunch spot, and the lemon & riccotta pancakes are fluffy and moist.
And as one of the larger brunch restaurants in Tribeca Sarabeth’s is always ready to host you and your friends. There’s no need to shy away whether you’re with a group or just a partner.
Address: 339 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
I’ve never been to the New Orleans, but that’s okay because I visit 1803 enough to feel like I have. The Cajun-Creole restaurant does not miss its mark, I always leave stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey.
With items like honey chili brussel sprouts, crawfish cakes benedict and buttermilk brine fried chicken (hold on, picking my jaw up off the floor) it’s no wonder my pants seem to be getting smaller.
On occasion there’s a live band that gives the restaurant a French-Quarter vibe, especially if you’re with a lively group of friends.
Although there isn’t a bottomless option, 1803 is still one of the best boozy brunch spots in Tribeca. The full bar at the center of the restaurant is practically begging you to put it to work. All in all, 1803’s ambience and Cajun food makes it a can’t miss spot for brunch in Tribeca.
Address: 82 Reade St, New York, NY 10007
#6. Roxy Bar
Boy oh boy do I love a good hotel restaurant. The Roxy Bar would be a successful restaurant with or without the Roxy Hotel, especially when you consider they serve some of the best brunch Tribeca has to offer.
The restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating in a beautiful setting, and if you arrive after 1PM there’s even a live jazz band. To call the Roxy Bar charming would be an understatement.
Amid the lounge-like ambience you’ll enjoy some of the best brunch in Tribeca. You can swing by for a simple coffee and pastry or stay a while to truly savor dishes like brown butter pancakes and NY steak and eggs.
Reservations are encouraged but I’ve found that if you visit early on a weekday you can often be accommodated (no promises, though).
Address: 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
#5. Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
Arguably the most adorable spot for brunch in Tribeca, Tiny’s is located inside a quaint 1800’s townhouse that’s painted a stark pink. The restaurant is aptly named, considering the place is, well… tiny.
That’s all part of the charm though. The cozy restaurant is warm and inviting, perfect for a first date. Serving a small and simple menu you can expect items like chicken and waffles, veggie grain bowls and an egg sando.
I’ll admit the biggest reason Tiny’s is one of the best brunch restaurants in Tribeca is thanks to its charm. Sometimes all you need is a decent meal and a place to hang out. It’s safe to say Tiny’s checks all the boxes.
Address: 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
#4. The Odeon
Opened in 1980, The Odeon is a longtime staple that still attracts consistent crowds. Their famous red neon sign draws folks in like a magnet, and the tantalizing plates keep them coming back.
Serving French-American fare the restaurant is also responsible for some of the best brunch in Tribeca. The Odeon has a simple menu that’s loaded with classic breakfast favorites like eggs benedict, pancakes and avocado toast.
There’s also a few sophisticated meals too, like duck leg confit and a yellowfin tuna burger. All this to say the Odeon serves some of the best brunch Tribeca has to offer, and you’re not going to want to miss out.
The Odeon serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 4PM.
Address: 145 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
#3. Two Hands
If you’re looking for the best brunch in Tribeca, you have to sprint to Two Hands. I’m talking knees to chest folks, you need to get there ASAP because the lines can get long, especially on the weekends.
The popularity of Two Hands is well deserved thanks to an incredible menu that attracts folks from across the city. The lemon poppy seed waffles? Instant paradise. The banana walnut bread? Heaven. On. Earth! (yes, I love carbs).
The Australian restaurant makes their food with a focus on local ingredients. That’s why the popular Tribeca brunch destination has so many hearty options like salmon-quinoa bowls and seasonal scrambles.
Address: 251 Church St, New York, NY 10013
#2. Au Cheval
You’ll find Au Cheval halfway down an unassuming alley where you wouldn’t expect to find the best brunch in Tribeca. The NYC location is sister to the original Au Cheval in Chicago that opened more than a decade ago.
To be completely honest I listed Au Cheval as the best brunch in Tribeca thanks to the nationally famous burger. Although not traditional breakfast food, all you need is one bite and you’ll crave it all hours of the day.
Make sure to add bacon and egg (hey, now we’re getting brunchy!), and prepare yourself for fireworks. There’s also traditional brunch fare, cocktails and an array of breakfast beer.
Au Cheval only serves brunch on the weekends, Friday from 12PM to 3PM, and Saturdays & Sundays from 11AM to 3PM. And if you’re short on time swing by Sawada Coffee which is inside the restaurant for the morning pick-me-up you need.
Address: 33 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013
Waking up at grandma’s house is a treat no matter your culture. Meals seem to come on a never ending conveyor belt and the food rivals that of Michelin star restaurants.
Named after the Yiddish word for grandmother, Bubby’s upholds the standard. In fact, Bubby’s has been the top-spot to have brunch in Tribeca for more than 30 years.
Owner Ron Silver describes eating here like the “day after Christmas” and it’s a fitting description. The popular Tribeca brunch spot offers home-style cooking in a city that can often feel big and distant.
As for the star of the show? Pancakes. You can choose between 1890 sourdough, which are thin and tangy, or James Beard pancakes which are in line with the traditional fluffy flapjacks found in diners across America.
You won’t go wrong with either one, but if you really can’t decide bring a friend! This way you can each get something different and sample off of each others plates.
The Tribeca brunch joint has a lot more than pancakes too. Take your time choosing but don’t forget to order a side of the homestyle fries, they’re worth the trip alone.
Address: 120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Best brunch in Tribeca (post summary)
- Au Cheval
- Two Hands
- The Odeon
- Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
- Roxy Bar
- Gee Whiz Diner
- Laconda Verde
Best Tribeca brunch (map)
And there you have it folks! A quick rundown of all the best brunch in Tribeca.
Cheers & enjoy.
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