Brunch

Cuba

Cuba

When I first attended a boozy brunch at Cuba we were not legally allowed to visit that country as Americans. And, honestly, I’m not even…

Paradou

Paradou

[CLOSED] I don’t speak French. Like at all. I can hello and goodbye and thank you. Sort of. Otherwise it’s a giant mush of vowels…

Hundred Acres

CLOSED From the team that brought you Cookshop and Five Points (R.I.P.) comes my latest foray into the sustainable world of coziness. And, yes, Hundred Acres…

Yura & Company

Yura & Company

[CLOSED] The average age of the crowd at Yura varies somewhere between 70 and six feet under. With more breathing tubes and walkers per capita…

TRI Bakery

TRI Bakery

[CLOSED] We’re not quite sure what’s going on here. Apparently this place is a bakery during the daylight hours, serving great bread and stuff, but…

Superfine

Superfine

They weren’t kidding about that whole bridge thing. DUMBO is indeed under an overpass, its span spreading a shadow over everything in the thin gully…

Payard

Payard

[CLOSED] Ooh Muffy, please pass me another one of those cream cheese and mint leaf finger sandwiches. I’m soooo precious! I’m soooo French! I’m soooo…

Pastis

Pastis

[CLOSED] Pastis is quite a site to behold. It’s not fancy-schmancy, but rich looking in that shabby-chic, French kind of way. It’s almost like the…

Metropolitan Cafe

Metropolitan Cafe

[CLOSED] This is one of those kinds of places where you could take your visiting parents, pick up the check and everyone will be happy….

Matchless

Matchless

Brunch is supposed to be eaten at nice white tables on a sunny garden patio with stemware and fruit juice mixed with bubbly alcohol. There…

Jeffrey's Grocery

Jeffrey’s Grocery

Yet another restaurant in which I drank but did not partake of the grub. It’s not that the piles of oysters and other fish-like things…

HK

HK

There was an age at some point in the 90s when this whole Jetsons thing was in. Not Jetsons really, but like the 50s version…

Fred’s (West)

Fred’s (West)

Since when is it okay to charge $10 for a hamburger? Wasn’t it not long ago that this was the joke when referring to a…

Fred’s (East)

Fred’s (East)

[CLOSED] Okay, it’s a friendly place with a dog theme (sounds suspiciously like Barking Dog Luncheonette right up the street.) Neighborhood joints are supposed to…

Five Points

Five Points

[CLOSED] Even Mr. Hipster is impressed by the number of hipsters in this joint. Odd little groups of short bearded dudes in black, plastic glasses,…

Enid's

Enid’s

“More hipsters than you can shake an ironic mustache at” inhabit this, the crown jewel of hipster brunching and all that is skinny-jeaned. Luckily we…

Deborah

Deborah

[CLOSED] It seems that every one of these little places we go to that is called like Fred’s or Bob or Suzie is named after…

Danal

Danal

[CLOSED] It’s like Christmas all year long at this place. I’m not sure why this is exactly, other than the feeling of being surrounded by…

Café Botanica

Café Botanica

[CLOSED] So, the folks are in town, eh? So, they decided to stay at a classy joint on The Park? Nice. Maybe they’ll have you…

Brasserie

Brasserie

[CLOSED] We weren’t quite cool enough to go to this joint for dinner or drinks, but brunch provided us with a good sense of what…

Black Sheep Luncheonette

Black Sheep Luncheonette

[CLOSED] The first obvious flaw with this aborted attempt at a 50’s-style luncheonette is the fact that there are absolutely no customers — not ever….