7 Champagne Brunches to Start off the Weekend Right

Nothing starts a summer weekend off right quite like a champagne brunch, and luckily for New Yorkers, Manhattan has no shortage of quality champagne or brunch spots. Haute Living has rounded up seven luxurious and mouth-watering restaurants that have mastered the art of champagne brunches. Whether you’re looking to get the party started early, or recover from the night before, we’ve got you covered for this weekend.

1 Little W 12th Street
(212) 488-2110

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Choose from the finest champagnes and rosés to kick off your boozy brunch while you sample Bagatelle’s scrumptious (and shareable) plates. What sounds better than a few bottles of Moëtpaired with Nutella French toast and filet mignon tartare?

Brasserie Beaumarchais
409 W 13th Street
(212) 675-2400

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Sample the vast and irresistible brunch menu—that includes every French favorite from Eggs Benedict to Croque Monsieurs—and don’t forget to indulge in the champagne, either. Might we suggest the “Empire State of Mind,” aka the Armand de Brignac Nebuchadnezzar?

570 Tenth Avenue
(646) 449-7790

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For an upbeat and unexpected twist on a typical weekend brunch, head over to Yotel for an all you can eat, all you can drink experience. Expect amazing DJs, live performances, A-listers and free-flowing cocktails (like the Lychee bellinis) from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Avenue
(212) 546-5300

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Is there anything this ritzy and iconic hotel can’t do? The Plaza’s renowned brunch at The Palm Court offers both a continental buffet and à la carte options to complement its specialty cocktails: Bloody Marys, Cucumber Kiwi G&Ts, Bellinis, and Strawberry Champagne Mojitos galore!

80 Spring Street
(212) 343-1274

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Nestled in the heart of SoHo, Balthazar takes the French love for food seriously—along with the American love for champagne brunches. Order from their “Hangover Drinks” and extensive food menu, including shareable seafood platters, tarts, eggs, salads, and brioche French toast. Bon appétit!

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle #4
(212) 823-9335

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Stick to the classics and opt for a sleek weekend brunch at Per Se, New York’s finest eatery. Whether you stick with the prix fixe or venture into à la carte, you won’t be disappointed.

Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien
119 W 56th Street
(212) 245-5000

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If the cocktails didn’t already entice you, the clever menu sections will—Eggs Cellent, Mom Can’t Make This, This Should Do It, The One That Didn’t Get Away. Plus, the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata with caviar sounds pretty hard to pass up.