Birthday Brunching

February 4, 2015 Megan Stoeckel

Everyone loves to brunch. I mean, bringing friends together, delicious food, and an excuse to start drinking at 10 in the morning, what’s not to love? And throw a birthday celebration into the mix and your day is sure to be amazing! Brunching is THE thing to do, and with endless brunch options in the NYC, we want to make sure you do brunch the right way! Choose one of our top picks for brunching in the city for an unbelievable birthday brunch experience.


Lavo–located at 39 East 58th Street

Every Saturday at 2pm LAVO hosts its weekly Saturday Champagne Brunch Party. So, if you’re looking for a decadent, high energy, party that starts when the sun is still shining, this is the place for you! LAVO Restaurant’s spectacular dining room channels a nineteenth century Italian bistro and is outfitted with antique mirrors, reclaimed subway tiles, bricks repurposed from old factories, and red Italian leather banquettes. The menu features lobster eggs benedict, clams and oysters on the half shell, kobe beef carpaccio, and traditional Southern Italian cuisine.  Step downstairs and you will enter LAVO Nightclub, which features an intimate, yet energetic dance floor, a state-of-the-art DJ booth, two full-service bars, and decadent banquette seating complete the space.


Dim Sum Brunch at TAO Restaurant–located at 42 East 58th Street

This is not your typical brunch, but it sure is amazing! With beautiful Asian inspired decor, complete with a 16-foot buddha statue and a Japanese carp pond, cocktails with an Asian twist, and tradition Dim Sum menu items, Dim Sum Sunday Brunch at TAO is incredible. Dim sum is a great way to try a lot of dishes in one meal. Their menu items include traditional dim sum items like gyoza, steamed BBQ pork buns, kung pao chicken, and miso glazed chilean sea bass. The specialty cocktails play to the Asian theme as well, some favorites are the Ruby Red Dragon–Finlandia grapefruit, yuzu citrus, and a dash of pomegranate–and the Canton-ese–shishito pepper infused tequila, canton ginger, and pineapple juice.


Bocca di Bacco’s Il Bastardo Brunch Party–located at 191 Seventh Ave

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4, Bocca di Bacco serves up a phenomenal brunch complete with a bottle of champagne or a pitcher of mimosas, bloody marys, or screwdrivers. Known for it exquisite Italian cuisine, intimate ambiance, and robust wine list, Bocca di Bacco is becoming a weekend staple for New Yorkers. Whether you have a big group or a small one, Bocca di Bacco will accommodate your party.  The venue offers a cozy, inviting and sexy setting with exposed brick walls, wood-beam ceilings, and a black granite bar. Their contemporary Italian brunch menu features a variety of egg dishes, pancakes, paninis, pastas, and salads.


Calle Ocho–located at 45 West 81st Street

Calle Ocho brings bold latin cuisine to the upper east side, serving flavor packed ceviches and tapas, savory steaks and a vast selection of seafood dishes to suit an array of palates. With delicious food, eight unique varieties of complimentary red and white sangria, and a bustling atmosphere, Calle Ocho is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday! The menu features traditional breakfast items with a latin influence such as Latin Benedict, made with poached eggs, house-made pork and duck sausage, arepas and a chipotle hollandaise and the Gallitos platter–soft tacos, scrambled eggs, chorizo, Calle Ocho home fries.


With so many restaurants offering brunch, make sure you choose the right one. We want your entire birthday brunching experience to be fantastic, so visit one of our top picks and enjoy great food, delicious cocktails, and amazing ambiance and service!



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