Six Places To Have Brunch In New Rochelle And Northern Westchester
Continuing our series on Westchester's best brunches, we profile six of the best places in New Ro' and the northern county communities.
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Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Hwy
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Brunch served Sunday 11:30am-3pm
Alvin & Friends is known for its Southern and Caribbean cuisine, so it makes sense that they offer dishes like “Shrimp and Grits” ($18) as well as “Creole Dry Rub Steak and Eggs” ($13.95) on their brunch menu. Don’t worry if you’re not up for these rather eccentric items come Sunday morning, though; they still feature classics like Buttermilk Pancakes ($7.95) and Bananas Foster French Toast ($8.95). You won’t regret coming by for the enjoyable ambiance and top-notch cooking.
Cienega Restaurant (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
179 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Brunch served Sundays 11am-4pm
Latin cuisine is the specialty at Cienega, and the brunch menu features several authentic options that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Traditional dishes like “Huevos Rancheros” ($13) and “Frittata Espanola” ($14) are hearty and delicious, but more traditional options like the banana walnut pancakes ($12) will leave you satisfied too. Sip on a mimosa while you eat, and you’re bound to have an enjoyable Sunday morning dining experience.
The Marina Grille
290 Drake Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10805
Brunch Served Sunday from 12-4pm
The Marina Grille just feels like a brunch spot. With a dining room that offers a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound, who wouldn’t want to come in, eat and relax before the workweek begins? The brunch menu is simple but offers tasty dishes like eggs benedict ($15), maple sugar French toast ($12), and a blackened chicken sandwich ($12). Between the food and the views, it’s hard to find a more appealing brunch spot.
21 Campwoods Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm
Featuring a kid-friendly environment and some gourmet chef-inspired dishes, Wobble Café is a great spot to visit for weekend brunch. Their menu has something for everyone—from “green eggs” or fruit-filled crepes for $8, to warm paninis for $9.75—and they offer their full breakfast menu as well. It’s a great spot to go for a reasonably priced brunch, and it may be worth it to indulge in a milkshake too.
Vox Bar & Restaurant
721 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560
Brunch Served Sundays from 12-2:30pm
Dining at Vox is an experience unlike many others. The interior is elegantly decorated with bright lights and framed photos of film stars, while from the outside it looks like little more than an old inn. The simple brunch menu features delicious items like the signature “Matt’s Vanilla Brioche French Toast” ($11), inspired by chef Matt Creason. This middle-of-nowhere brunch spot promises to pleasantly surprise its customers, so you’d be remiss not to go check it out.
1292 New York 22
Brewster, NY 10509
Brunch served Sundays from 12-3pm
To celebrate any special occasion or just to cap off an enjoyable weekend, The Arch is a fantastic choice for brunch. Granted it may be just outside Westchester in Putnam County, and costly for a Sunday afternoon meal ($42 for complete brunch), but dishes like the Maryland crab and lobster cake and hazelnut crème brulee are too good not to try. Zagat describes this fine dining experience as “sophistication in a country setting."