Archer’s Favorite NYC Brunch Spots

Brunch

The world’s tastiest portmanteau (port·man·teau)

What’s a portmanteau? Can you eat it? Well, no… A portmanteau is the blending of two existing words to create a new, unique word.

Breakfast + Lunch = Brunch (the best meal).

The combination of the two is a meal that’s not entirely breakfast, nor lunch—It’s fluffy and tender ricotta pancakes served with juicy and crisp fried chicken and license to have a cocktail—judgment free.

While debates rage about if brunch is a good thing, and what your brunch order says about you (#avocadotoast), chances are you’re already indulging or at least curious about the cult phenomenon. In fact, according to Google Trends, searches for brunch have been constantly growing since 2004. To tempt your tastebuds, we reached out to Archer’s trusted concierges to tell you where to get NYC’s best brunches.

Norma's

Saturday 7.30-3.00 | Sunday 7.30-3.00

Delectable blueberry pancakes from Norma's

While the name might conjure up images of an old time diner, the menu is anything but conventional. Norma’s eclectic menu offers dishes inspired from around the globe. While most people don’t take issue with the enormous portions, if you’re watching your diet, act like a local and ask for the unadvertised half portion.

Penolope

Saturday 8.00-4.00 | Sunday 8.00-4.00

Penelope's delectable French toast

A refreshing take on your mom’s brunch recipes. Honoring age old brunch classics like fried potatoes, eggs benedict, and French toast with a contemporary twist. This is like home-cooking, if you are a really good home cook. Come for the Punkin’ Waffles and stay for their version of a Bloody Mary made with soju – a Korean liquor.

Tenth Avenue Cookshop

Saturday 10.00-4.00 | Sunday 10.00-4.00

Beautifully glazed doughnuts with colorful sprinkles

Brunch-goers can look forward to delicious farm-to-table fare. The understated simplicity of the food allows for a homey feel, just the home of a 5-star chef.  Our concierge recommends the Roasted Broccoli Rabe & Cheddar Scramble with a Popeye Mary to wash it down.

Charlie Palmer Steak

Saturday 10.30-3.30 | Sunday 10.30-3.30

Charlie Palmer Steak Doughnut Trio

Expect classic New York staples elevated to provide an undoubtedly sophisticated, but oh so approachable menu. Offering succulent options like truffle-mushroom omelets and a braised short rib pasta, our favorite is their doughnut wheel- a variety of retro yeast doughnuts and sweet dipping sauces. They also serve a Mimosa + Bloody Mary Cart, where super-juice meets mezcal for a dangerously fun way to get your vegetables.