Best Brunches in New York: Cafe d'Alsace
We love a great downtown Manhattan brunch spot, but believe it or not you can get the same trendy, hungover scene uptown, too. We're big fans of Cafe d'Alsace, where the enormous platters of hearty French food more than make up for sometimes spotty service.
One of our fave things is the croque madame: a ham-and-cheese sandwich the size of a dinner plate, topped with a fried egg. The steak and eggs is also tops, while the brioche French toast with raspberry coulis works if you're in the mood for something sweet.
Sitting outside on the terrace is nice if you remembered your sunglasses, but you'll have a better chance of scoring a table inside. And if worse comes to worse, seats at the long, pewter bar will put you close to the bloody marys.