Let there be brunch. Lunch is a meal, but in NYC brunch is a culture and way of life. So where is the best brunch in NYC? You know the epic, gorgeous spot where you can eat, drink and hang out well into the afternoon? It’s STK Rooftop in the Meatpacking District. You might be thinking isn’t that a steakhouse or nightclub? Well yes, but they also have the best brunch in NYC. We are excited to share our fantastic brunch at STK Rooftop with you.
The Best Brunch in NYC: STK Rooftop
Brunch is breakfast without an alarm. STK Rooftop, located at 26 Little West 12th Street, combines a modern steakhouse with a chic lounge into one, dynamic, fine dining experience. When we were investment bankers in our 20s, we dined in this neighborhood all the time. Of course, we hit up the nightclubs a lot back then too. If you’ve outgrown the nightclub scene, then say hello to the Meatpacking brunch scene. STK is not only a phenomenal steakhouse, night club and rooftop, but also has the best brunch in NYC. The food, cocktails and ambiance are exactly what you need for the perfect brunch. STK is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
The Best Brunch in NYC: What to Order to Drink at STK Rooftop?
Hakuna mimosa: It means it’s brunch time. This weekend meal is also a solid pretext for day drinking. We started our brunch at STK Rooftop with a round of cocktails, including: Spiced Watermelon, Cucumber Stiletto, STK Mule and the Strawberry Cobbler. Look at how gorgeous and colorful these drinks are. Here’s one of the reasons why STK is the best brunch in NYC.
Vokda time is it? Our favorite was the Strawberry Cobbler, which has vodka, muddled strawberry and a graham cracker crust.
That was spectacu-cumber. The Cucumber Stiletto was quite light and refreshing and not too sweet.
Mule it over. Our friend, Andrea raved about the STK Mule. This Moscow Mule even comes in a custom STK Copper Mug.
I feel like I am losing my rind. If you like watermelon, the Spiced Watermelon is for you. It has Patron, St. Germain, WTRMLN WTR, fresh lime juice and jalapeño.
The Best Brunch in NYC: What to Order to Eat at STK Rooftop?
All we do is brunch, brunch, brunch. We kicked off our brunch with a round of apps, including: Baby Gem Caesar, Blue Iceberg, Bigeye Tuna Tartar and Lil Brgs. Our favorite was the Tuna Tartare, which was served with avocado and taro chips. We knew this was a decadent meal so having some healthy greens was a good decision. You can’t go wrong with either salad, but we had a slight preference for the Blue Iceberg. We asked for the bacon on the side so that our friends could top their portions with it. We tried the Lil Brgs at an influencer event- we don’t really eat beef, but these sliders are so good. We made an exception!
Lobstressed. Now for the mains. You must get the Lobster Benedict. This is their signature dish. This dish consists of poached eggs with spinach, caviar hollandaise, a toasted english muffin and topped with lobster. You have to order one for yourself or share it with a friend. We ordered two of our party of four.
I like you a waffle lot. The Hot Chicken and Waffle is a nice balance of sweet and savory. Think buttermilk waffles with a friend hot chicken high and topped with picked and a maple BBQ sauce.
The steaks are high. Our friends also shared the Truffle Steak and Egg, which has wagyu flatiron, fried egg, shaved truffle, crispy potatoes and truffled butter brioche.
Mac me so happy. We also ordered the Mac and Cheese trio. This is no ordinary Mac and Cheese. This trio has traditional, bacon and lobster. It’s so good but it’s very rich and creamy and definitely a dish to share for the table. A bite or two from each is all you want.
You know you’re an adult when you brunch harder than you party. Make sure to stop by STK Rooftop for the best brunch in NYC. This rooftop is open all year long and you have your pick of scrumptious sweet and savory brunch bites. Make to included the Lobster Benedict in your order. You can also check out our NYC Restaurant section for more dining recommendations.
Brunch is an opportunity to be a little naughty – or a lot extravagant – at the table.Kit Wohl