Our shortlist of the best restaurants for (classy) day drinking and copious waffle eating east of the Hudson River.
With a mix of your favorite breakfast and lunch foods — and plenty of cocktails — it’s easy to see why brunches are everywhere. The only thing that could make those eggs Benny better: bottomless drinks. Here are six Westchester spots where you can waste away your weekend with a Bloody Mary or Bellini in hand.â€‹
Paul Molakides and Jennifer Aaronson’s Hastings-on-Hudson wine bar looks like it was made for brunching with a relaxing-chic atmosphere that will make you want to stay all day.
The Deal: Every Saturday and Sunday enjoy bottomless mimosas and Bellinis for $20 or bottomless Bloody Marys for $25.
On the Menu: Whole-wheat olive-oil waffles with macerated berries; ricotta toast with arugula and soft-boiled egg; greek yogurt with chia, granola, and fruit; and one kickass Nutella latte.
Go: 549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.231.9200
Walking into Alvin & Friends for brunch is as welcoming as walking into a friend’s house — if that friend made amazing Caribbean-inflected soul food.
The Deal: Unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys for $25
On the Menu: Caribbean-style eggs Benedict with jerk hollandaise; fried green tomatoes with soft-baked eggs and rum-cured gravlax; and buttermilk fried chicken served with braised greens and mac ’n’ cheese or over waffles.
Go: 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle; 914.654.6549
It’s no shock that when Peter Kelly does brunch, it’s full of luxurious passed hors d’oeuvres (coconut shrimp or lamb chops anyone?) and epic Hudson River views.
The Deal: The $45-per-person price tag includes unlimited Champagne, a selection of two savory courses, and dessert.
On the Menu: Black truffle risotto with Barolo syrup, miso-glazed king salmon with warm cucumbers and sake, and poached eggs cloaked in crabmeat hollandaise
Go: 71 Water Grant St, Yonkers; 914.965.1111
Priding itself on its use of fresh, local ingredients — and on the skill of award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard — City Perch is the place indulge in a sweet meal.
The Deal: The bottomless Brunch Box special runs $29.99 and includes an entrée and your choice of unlimited house punch, sangria, mimosas, Bellinis, Moscow mules, or Bloody Marys.
On the Menu: Brioche French toast with bananas and candied pecans; chicken and waffles with spicy, bacon-maple syrup; monkey bread babka; and the fried-egg-topped Brunch Burger.
Go: 1 Livingstone Ave, Dobbs Ferry; 914.348.7003
It’s got the perfect, casual-Sunday vibes, plus a menu of savory brunch dishes and beer cocktails like the Man-mosa (Pilsner and OJ).
The Deal: The $39 prix-fixe includes pastries from NYC’s Balthazar, one starter, one main, and unlimited mimosas or beer cocktails.
On the Menu: Crispy eggplant chips with wildflower honey and sea salt; shaved-porchetta sandwich with fried eggs; brunch pizza; and Nutella toast with pistachios, olive oil, and sea salt.
Go: 102 Fisher Ave, Eastchester; 914.961.0061; 147 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.341.1460
This Latin-inspired menu is served in one of the county’s coolest settings: Nearly everything in the restaurant is soured from historic Peekskill.
The Deal: Add bottomless mimosas to your meal for $24.
On the Menu: Colombian breakfast with arepas, scrambled eggs, and queso blanco; huevos rancheros; and eggs Benedict with crabcakes, lobster-cream sauce, and avocado crema.
Go: 992 Main St, Peekskill; 914.930.8507