Reserving a table for brunch in New York is a sport. Actually I would go so far to say full contact, with most of the best joints not accepting any to avoid the fuss.
However all is not lost, it’s New York and people watching is as natural as putting one foot in front of the other and it’s the best way to soak up the NYC energy as you wait to eat. Top spots include Rosemary’s in the West Village that prepares all dishes with produce from its roof garden or Bubby’s in Tribeca for the BEST pancakes and bacon on the grid + the odd Olsen Twin spotting. A Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy is also hugely popular for those on the eastside
If that sounds all too much, a total home run is Cafe Cluny;also in the West Village and takes reservations. The perfect neighbourhood hangout that is buzzy, warm and you will leave feeling full and ready to take a big bite out of the Apple!