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Tribeca Brunch Spots That You Don’t Want to Miss

Where to get an amazing brunch when you’re in the city.

New York City is home to diverse cultures and entertainment. Part of that culture is the thriving food scene.

In TriBeCa, short for Triangle Below Canal Street and one of the neighborhoods in Manhattan, you can find plenty of establishments that will tickle your fancy for a good brunch atmosphere. Many people enjoy the Tribeca scene because it is family-friendly and a haven of nice people in an otherwise gritty city.

brunch in the best tribeca restaurant

Here, I will share with you the top brunch spots in Tribeca. Some of them are classic, family-friendly joints, others are a bit more cutting edge. You can order bloody marys, mimosas, and a big breakfast to satisfy your mid-morning cravings. I love mimosas and a nice french toast, both of which I can find at any of these brunch spots. 

Whether you are looking for brunch cocktails or just great breakfast and brunch food for your Sunday brunch, you are sure to find it in Tribeca. Check out my list of the best brunch foods the neighborhood has to offer below!

Best Brunch in Tribeca

  1. Bubby’s
  2. The Odeon
  3. Locanda Verde
  4. American Whiskey TriBeCa
  5. Marc Forgione
  6. Sarabeth’s
  7. Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
  8. Maman
  9. Square Diner
  10. Yves
  11. Gee Whiz Diner

Bubby’s

120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-219-0666
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Bubby’s is an iconic piece of history in Tribeca. The restaurant has been serving its classic, made from scratch food since 1990 at the corner of Hudson and North Moore Street.

The restaurant has a classic vibe that is sure to impress. Its homegrown taste and charm are the reason why many people love this brunch spot. 

Their brunch offerings include a tasty pancake flight that can be customized to your liking with ingredients and toppings and plenty of large breakfast plates for even the hungriest people in your party.


The Odeon

145 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-233-0507
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The Odeon is a more upscale vibe but still retains its hometown classic diner vibe by the decor inside. You can expect to need a reservation for this popular spot, so be sure to call and reserve or use the reservation app Open Table. It is situated right on the corner of Broadway and Thomas Street.

Their brunch options include a mix of salads and breakfast plates. The brunch is a weekend brunch only as it is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm. Where The Odeon shines is its desserts. Their famous ice cream is made in-house and all-natural. My favorite flavors include banana graham cracker, espresso, and sea salt caramel.


Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-925-3797
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This brunch spot is Tribeca’s taverna whose name means “Green Inn” in English. Italian chef Andrew Carmelleni serves up Italian-inspired dishes in this warm and comfortable but chic atmosphere. The restaurant has been serving up comfort since 2009.

Some notable sweet brunch menu options that I love at Locanda Verde are the lemon ricotta pancakes and brown butter waffle. Other more savory options lean on Italian-inspired items like pasta and a porchetta sandwich.

There are menu options for everyone, including gelato options for dessert, at Locanda Verde. You are sure to find something to your liking at this Greenwich Street restaurant.


American Whiskey TriBeCa

211 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646-809-9490
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This American-style cafe has two locations in New York. The Tribeca location runs near the historic downtown Tribeca. It is a few blocks below Canal Street and right across from the Franklin Street station. An excellent location to enjoy a weekend brunch and the historic sights of Tribeca.

The menu is short, but many of the best restaurants boast short menus to ensure quality. American Whiskey is no different. The chicken and waffles and steak fries are must-have brunch menu items here. You can also enjoy unique breakfast tacos!


Marc Forgione

134 Reade St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-9401
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For an upscale weekend brunch, you might want to try Marc Forgione. Located on Reade Street near Pier 25 at Hudson River Park, this restaurant offers contemporary food and drink for locals and visitors alike.

Michelin Star chef Marc Forgione brings his years of expertise to the kitchen at the comforting yet eclectic spot. People rave about the quality of the food and ambiance online, so you are bound to find something to your liking here.


Sarabeth’s

339 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-966-0421
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Sarabeth’s serves a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am-4 pm. As a french toast lover, this is one of my favorites. Their fat and fluffy french toast are to die for. There are also savory and fruity items on the brunch menu like a smoked salmon benedict and four flowers smoothie.

Reservations are available through phone calls or online for this classic brunch spot. You can find it on the corner of Greenwich Street and Jay Street in the iconic Bazzini building.


Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs

135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-374-1135
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This pink paradise is unique in its style with its trademark pink storefront. A family-owned business since the start, Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs has become a New York City landmark.

Some standout brunch menu items are the chicken and waffle sandwich and the hangover rancheros. Reservations can be made online and the brunch is served Saturday from 11 am-4 pm and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.


Maman

211 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646-882-8682
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Maman has locations in New York and Canada, plus an online presence with cookbooks and a shop. It has branded itself as a sophisticated eatery with rustic but charming decor. The pared-down brunch menu features dishes like eggs ratatouille and ratatouille hash.

This French-inspired brunch menu is only offered on the weekends, though Maman is open at all its locations seven days a week. In addition to the limited brunch options, Maman offers cafe fare like coffees and pastries for a lighter take on a Sunday brunch.


Square Diner

33 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-925-7188
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One of the longest-running Diners on this list, Square Diner has been operating and serving the Tribeca area for 100 years. Though the diner serves breakfast all day, on the weekend there are a few brunch specials. Each special comes with a large plate of food and patrons can add mimosas or bloody marys for an additional fee.

Square Diner offers classic options like french toast, eggs benedict, and pancakes for its brunch specials. What I like the most is the opportunity to build my own omelet. Which is a good choice for those who like a little individuality.


Yves

385 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-431-3385
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A sleek and charming Tribeca spot is exactly what Yves embodies. Located in the 200-year-old Seafarers Inn, this Parisian inspired restaurant is a must-taste for locals and visitors. With a limited indoor seating capacity, Yves occupies almost double of the indoor seating capacity in the outdoor area.

Some unique weekend brunch options include oysters and escargot on the appetizers list and eggs en cocotte and french ham sandwich on the mains list. When I stepped into this cozy but upscale environment, I knew I was in for a nice weekend brunch.


Gee Whiz Diner

295 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-608-7200
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Gee Whiz Diner is open from 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week. It offers classic diner food and has plenty of rave reviews from happy customers online. It is a family-owned restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining.

I could find cultural classics like matzo ball soup here as well as beloved diner favorites like burgers and eggs and bacon. Gee Whiz Diner runs near the 9/11 Memorial on Greenwich Street.


Final Thoughts

New York City is full of historical sites and iconic pieces of pop culture. The food scene is no different. Bringing your friends and family to any of these brunch spots on our list, you won’t be disappointed! From fluffy french toast to a fun take on huevos rancheros and everything in between, Tribeca has what you need.

Keep the libations flowing after brunch and check out some Tribeca happy hour spots too!

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives in Center City, Philadelphia, and never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips up to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities both cities have to offer.