I find this to be one of the harder questions I get in life:
Where do I eat brunch near Penn Station?
I don’t know exactly why that area is the food sinkhole that it is, but it’s getting better. Check out my other list here for regular lunch/dinner and drinks spots. But for now, let’s talk brunch, because that is a tricky one.
Below is my list of brunch spots near Penn Station, and if you have any other suggestions, PLEASE leave a comment below! Happy to check it out and hope to continue to add to this.
And a friendly reminder that the phone number is a link to the Google search for the restaurant. You’re welcome.
Where to Eat Brunch Near Penn Station
- Ferris – easily one of the best brunches I’ve had in a long time. Here’s what you need to get: the patty melt, the caesar salad, and the sweet potato pancake. Yes, singular, and it’s a behemoth of a pancake with a trough of butter on top. It’s not too sweet and it’s incredible. Reservations highly recommended.
44 West 29th Street, New York, NY
- The Ragtrader – I love the decor/vibe in this place. It used to be an old tailor’s shop, so there are vintage pieces everywhere, but of course there are neon signs (an IG staple), and a dark wood bar that pumps out really fun and delicious cocktails. For food, don’t skip the brunch pizza (obviously with an egg on top), the burger, and the deviled eggs. They also have a 2 hour Boozy Brunch with unlimited booze for $25: Choose “Punchbowl for the Table” (parties of 4 or more) with Mezcal Pineapple, Pisco Punch, or Rose Sangria, OR “Build Your Own Mimosa Bar” with your choice of Cucumber/Apricot/Rosemary Grapefruit/POM Tequila.
70 West 36th St, New York, NY 10018
- Friedmans – one of my favorite lunch places in that area is also one of my favorite brunch places. If you want healthy, they have it. If you want unhealthy, they have that too. Case in point: sesame salmon salad with OR fried chicken with cheddar waffle. Totally drool worthy menu, no matter what route you choose.
132 west 31st St, New York, NY 10001
- La Pecora Bianca – I always recommend LPB to friends and followers alike; they make all of their pasta in-house, and I have trouble picking a favorite. The gramigna is most popular, with sausage, broccolini, garlic, and pecorino, but I also love their cacio e pepe, rigatoni with ricotta, and garganelli with mushrooms, pesto and parm. On the sweet side, their lemon ricotta pancakes are to die for. You can also do the $18 2-hour unlimited mimosa/bellini thing, which is a great option. And in the warmer weather that’s finally approaching, you can sit outside too! #PATIOSZN
1133 Broadway (at 26th), New York, NY 10010
- Parker & Quinn – if you’ve been to the Refinery Hotel, you’ve likely walked through Parker & Quinn and just didn’t realize it. It’s a beautiful space – tiled floors, comfy banquettes, and a sizable bar. There’s a Malted Waffle that’s sure to speak to your sweet tooth, and then there’s also steak & eggs, if you’re living that protein life.
64 West 39th St, New York, NY
- Trademark Taste & Grind – I often come here during the week to work and grab a light bite and/or coffee, but I know it’s also got a solid brunch game on the weekends. The burrata and knots with tomato jam to start are awesome, and they have a “Cereal Milk White Russian” with manhattan moonshine, cocoa puffs, almond milk, and coffee liqueur. Ummm yes.
38 West 36th St, New York NY 10018
- Penn 6 – I recommend this spot to anyone in the Penn Station area for literally any meal of the day. It’s always consistent and it’s a pretty big space so you shouldn’t have to worry about waiting. They also make it a STRONG point to let you know there are gluten free options. See menu below for proof. And do NOT skip their blue crab mac n cheese (w gluten-free pasta). One of my faves.
Menu – Gluten Free
132 West 31st St New York NY 10001
- The Harold – A bi-level American eatery with all the brunch classics like Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, and Steak & Eggs. For the sweet tooth, there’s a delightful Nutella & Banana Challah French Toast or Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
1271 Broadway, New York NY 10001
- Till & Sprocket – full disclosure, I haven’t been here myself, but I’ve heard good things about it, not just for brunch, but for lunch and dinner too. There are a slew of omelets, as well as a delightful short rib sandwich and almond brioche french toast.
140 West 30th St, New York NY 10001