Just because the stores and museums are closed, doesn’t mean Sunday mornings need to be dull in NYC. Beat the heat and the city noise by heading to a rooftop garden restaurant for brunch close to the heavens. Few cities are as vertically exuberant as New York, with skyscrapers reaching for the clouds everywhere you look. This summer there’s a new trend in dining, “high-altitude brunches” where great food meets awesome views – a perfect pairing. Here are 6 locations around the city to enjoy cooling breezes, spectacular views and delicious cuisine:
#1 230 Fifth Let the bubbly flow on Saturdays and Sundays (year round) at the Champagne Party Brunch. This is Manhattan’s largest rooftop venue, offering 14,000 square feet of palm-decorated dining and stunning views of the city including the Empire State Building.
#2 Hotel Gansevoort Super chic hotel in the former meat packing district. The Plunge Bar invites you to a “Get Up Get Down Brunch” (Sat & Sun) where diners are wowed with 360 degree views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.
#3 Hudson Terrace Located along the Hudson River with splendid views of the river and the Intrepid Museum, the “Groovedeck” offers Sunday brunch from 2-8pm with all the brunch fare and cocktails you could imagine.
#4 Peninsula Hotel – Salon de Ning For pure luxury and decadence perched above Fifth Avenue head to the 23rd floor Salon de Ning rooftop bar. Sunday “Brunch on the Terrace” offers stunning views, a three course menu and a live DJ.
#5 Alma Restaurant in Brooklyn serves up a Mexican brunch complete with your favorite tequila libations. The views across the river to Manhattan are compelling. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays 10 – 2:30.
#6 Ravel Hotel tony and chic, you’ll find the Ravel one mile east of midtown between 59th Street and the Queensborogh Bridge. The rooftop comes alive on Sundays with the “Brunch, Beats & Bikinis” kept pulsing by NYC’s hottest DJ’s. Or partake in the buffet brunch with endless Mimosas until 3pm. The views of the bridge and NYC skyline are mesmerizing.
Make Sunday morning your favorite dining out experience!