Take Your Brunch Game To New Heights At Manhattan's La Marina

Offering a one-of-a-kind experience that brings seaside luxury to the concrete jungle, La Marina is an urban oasis located at the historic Dyckman Marina in Upper Manhattan. Opened in June 2012, it's the ideal spot for sunset cocktails or a leisurely weekend brunch.

In fact, the restaurant's talented new executive chef, Ian D. Friedman, has just launched a new brunch menu, and it's packed with dishes guaranteed to make your weekend a little brighter. There's an East End lobster roll of fresh pulled lobster on a buttered toasted bun served alongside Old Bay seasoned fries and house pickled vegetables; baked eggs shakshouka with chunky tomato sauce, caramelized onions, and roasted peppers with Turkish bread; and a Mediterranean mezze plate of hummus, babganoush, tabbouleh, tzatziki, olives, pickled beets, and Turkish bread, among much, much more – including the chef's favorite: the gravlax Benedict.

"To me, it's the perfect brunch dish. Our Boca de Yuma fish sandwich [beer battered grouper with homemade slaw] is also turning into a big hit at our a la carte brunch on Saturdays. " chef Friedman told us during a sunny brunch service on a recent weekend. "And of course, our sangrias and bloody Marys are not to be missed. We work closely with the bar to come up with interesting garnishes and flavor pairings."

What strikes you, as you sip one of their crowd-pleasing sangrias, is how a meal at La Marina is a unique mealtime opportunity in the Big Apple. The chef explained, "It's the full experience. Not only do we have an incredible location with views unlike any other [restaurant] in the city, we also offer innovative and delicious food and cocktails. We encourage our guests to make a full day of their visits to La Marina!"

It's an easy 30-minute Uber ride from the West Village or a 5-minute walk from the Dyckman Street A station, so gather the kids, the parents, Bae, and your BFF and head on up for a summertime metropolitan respite and maritime meal at La Marina.