5 Great Black Friday Brunches In NYC

5 Great Black Friday Brunches In NYC

Fuel up for a day of shopping, or pre-game for a day of lounging by grabbing brunch at one of the restaurants listed below. You just might want to save room on Thanksgiving. By Jessica Allen.

 Auden Bistro & Bar)

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Auden Bistro & Bar

Ritz-Carlton New York
50 Central Park South
New York, NY

(212) 308-9100

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On Thanksgiving Day, Auden Bistro & Bar will feature such goodness as a curried pumpkin soup and a roasted heritage turkey with sweet potato puree as part of its family-style holiday menu. On Black Friday, these classics get re-imagined as turkey and herb dumpling soup or a pulled turkey salad, with dried cranberries, cashews, and baby arugula in a buttermilk dressing. No matter when you go or what you eat, you’ll enjoy phenomenal views of Central Park across the way.

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156 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY

(212) 924-4440

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Cookshop is one of those restaurants anyone would be proud and glad to have in the neighborhood: fresh, good, reasonably priced and seasonal. It’s the kind of place you could take your best friend from college, your grandma, and/or your boss. Bonus: it’s close to the High Line, so you can walk off whatever you eat. On Black Friday, Cookshop is serving such brunch specialties as gingerbread pancakes with honey-cinnamon butter, candied pecans, maple syrup, and caramelized apples, and a veggie-heavy frittata (pictured).

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109 North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY

(718) 302-5151

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On Black Friday, beloved Williamsburg breakfast joint egg will be serving its delicious weekend brunch from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among its most popular downhome dishes are housemade buttermilk biscuits in a sawmill gravy, itself freshly made with either pan-seared mushrooms or pork sausage, and duck hash, braised duck leg served with eggs, green onions, and potatoes. But we’re partial to the French toast (pictured), not one but two thick slices of Amy’s brioche smothered in butter and real Vermont maple syrup.

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Market Table

54 Carmine Street
New York, NY

(212) 255-2100

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Market Table specializes in seasonal American food, based in part on chef/owner Mike Price’s childhood spent growing up on a farm in Maryland. Brunch specials include lentils, kale, and braised ham hock served with a red wine-poached egg meurette, ham flannel hash (pictured), and orange blossom French toast topped with almond butter, blackberry sauce, and vanilla cream. And if you didn’t get enough the day before, there’s always the roasted turkey club, with avocado, lettuce, bacon, and tomato.

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Sotto 13

140 West 13th Street
New York, NY

(212) 647-1001

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An Italian restaurant in the West Village, Sotto 13 is serving a “Not-So-Leftover” brunch on the day after Thanksgiving. For $39, you’ll get unlimited brunch cocktails, including screwdrivers, mimosas, and raspberry white-peach bellinis, along with a wood-fired pizza (try the turkey confit and sweet potato pie with brussel sprouts), one side, and two small plates. Finish up with an order of some warm bombolini (donut holes) with a Nutella sauce or mini cannoli with Heath Bar crunch.

Jessica Allen blogs at We Heart New York.