Garden City is a brunch lover’s paradise full of sweet-smelling storefronts. From specialty cocktails to indulgent breakfast and lunch delights, these five Garden City restaurants know just what it takes to fuel your weekend.
Seventh Street Café
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, the tasteful café prepares a menu of exquisite brunch offerings (some with an Italian twist!). One of its specialties is the Roma frittata, a hearty blend of eggs, potatoes, fresh tomato, Italian sausage and basil. Another worthwhile indulgence: an individual 10-inch pizza. Those hankering for something a little sweeter, there are banana Nutella crepes and cranberry French toast. Pro tip: Take advantage of the sidewalk tables while the weather is still warm. Phone: 516-747-7575 | Address: 126 7th St Click to taste
On Sundays from 11am-3pm, BK Sweeney’s features a hard-to-forget brunch experience. All entrees (like eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles and thick crusted French toast) come with unlimited complimentary house mimosas, Bloody Marys or screwdrivers. Guests are also treated with a basket of fresh crumb cake. Phone: 516-746-3075 | Address: 636 Franklin Ave Click to taste
Garden City Hotel
A brunch fit for kings, the Garden City Hotel does not go light on opulence. The space boasts elegant chandeliers, warm lighting and buffet tables filled with delicacies. Every Sunday from 11am-4:30pm, diners can look forward to made-to-order omelets, carved meats, a raw bar, sushi, pasta, cheese platters and pastries. Not to mention, unlimited champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys and red and white wines. Reservations are required. Phone: 516-747-3000 | Address: 45 7th St Click to taste
The Belgian bistro, decorated with old-world Brooklyn aesthetics like stained glass and rustic architecture, has a weekend brunch selection to write home about. There is lobster eggs Benedict, French onion soup, gourmet burgers and of course the famous mussel pots. Diners can also dabble with the Brussels waffles, a tasty traditional Belgian treat served with a variety of toppings and sauces. Just think chocolate sauce, wild raspberry preserve, candied pecans, fruit and gelato. Phone: 516-877-2177 | Address: 850 Franklin Ave Click to taste
Revel’s weekend brunch includes a range of creative favorites. There’s peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast, ricotta gnocchi, carne asada street tacos and truffle lobster mac and cheese. The dessert is also in a league of its own. Try the cheesecake crème brulee or dark chocolate peanut butter mousse and it will be hard to look at a cookie in the same light again. Phone: 516-246-9111 | Address: 835 Franklin Ave Click to taste