New York's Best Recession-Friendly Brunch is All-You-Can-Drink
Nothing washes down a hearty plate of eggs benedict better than a pitcher-full of free mimosas. If it were possible to make this a mantra, then the all-you-can-drink brunch at Nero in New York's Meatpacking District would have it covered with their recession-friendly brunch and lunch menus.
Located on one of the heavily-trafficked cobblestone corners of this area just south and west of Chelsea, Nero stands up to neighbors Hotel Gansevoort and Pastis with their offering of free-flowing cocktails through the late weekend mornings; $24.95 yields your choice of main course (like our favorites, the brioche french toast and portabello panino) and constant refills of champagne, bellinis, mimosas, Bloody Marys or screwdrivers. This is in direct competition to Pastis, the breakfast place across the intersection once immortalized in Sex and the City, but still overpriced and with a decidedly anti-free alcohol brunch cocktail policy.
For something a little more sober, we recommend dropping in at Nero for weekday lunch (12pm to 4pm), when their 3-course prix fixe $14 menu is at hand and a Panino con Carne, with grilled skirt steak, caramelized onions and brie cheese, sounds just right to hit the spot. Milk either special for all it's worth as anything free is hard to come by in the Big Apple, but just be warned that there's a two-hour limit on tables during the all-you-can-drink brunch; just the right amount of time to imbibe and yet enjoy the rest of your day.
· Nero D'Avola [Official Site]
· Brunch Places in New York [Jaunted]
· Brunch Travel Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Nero D'Avola]