Views on 12 Best Brunch Spots
I like that the list spans across all boroughs, however it really only covers casual spots, most of which do not take reservations for weekend brunch. I don't know about you guys, but I don't eff with 1+ hour brunch lines.
That said, from the Gothamist list - I think The Dutch does one of the best brunches in the city. And they accept reservations! Cafe Mogador and Cafe Orlin are both good options for a cheap brunch, though the menu never changes and gets boring quickly. I just visited Jacob's Pickles last weekend and was surprised by how true to southern comfort food it was, down to the giant portions. Unfortunately we had to wait for over 45min but they will take your number and text you when a table is ready.
Personally, I just think there are so many better restaurants in the city that does brunch. Since this is the Manhattan board, I will keep it to just restaurants in Manhattan: The NoMad, ABC Kitchen, Empellon Cocina, Maharlika, L'Apicio, Locanda Verde, Little Owl, Buvette, Lafayette, The Marrow, Maialino, Osteria Morini... just to name a few.
Cafe mogodar and orlin are a brunch nightmare-crazy lines, and rush you in rush you out service, crazy loud inside and good but not spectacular food.
The Dutch is definately worthy of this list, and i've yet to make it to Aamans. I don't have the patience to wait for brunch at shopsin's....