Ahh good old Sunday Funday. This often means brunch, and in this case, boozy brunch and burgers. If you’ve never been to Paradou for brunch with your friends, I highly recommend it. It’s a small place on Little West 12th in Meatpacking, with a fun atmosphere and a nice garden area in the back with a roof that opens up in the warmer months. Did I mention it’s also $29 unlimited champagne cocktails with a choice of entree?? As you can imagine, it can get crowded, so definitely make a reservation and you have to specially request the area in the back, which isn’t always guaranteed. You know what IS guaranteed though? Fun and good food. Let’s talk about that.
I dream of the burger from Paradou. It’s cooked perfectly, seasoned well, juicy, and the ciabatta bread it’s on lends the perfect crunch to this gem. The patty almost has a meatloaf texture, as it is a bit dense, but it’s so tasty and your selection of cheese ranges from gruyere to blue. I opt for blue usually but gruyere is also a solid choice. And you can get bacon on it too…drool.
Another find at Paradou? The potato gratin. Obviously this is not a brunch for those who are looking to cut calories. There is butter in practically everything here, but you wouldn’t want it any other way.
Get to Paradou for brunch immediately. You’re welcome.
8 Little West 12th street