When we eat out on the weekends at “brunch time,” I’ll do anything to steer us towards non-brunchy restaurants, away from crowds of people and crazy wait times. High and reliable on my non-brunchy (is that even a word? ;) list are places like Pylos and L’Artusi. Rarely a wait. In fact, they’re often empty at brunch because not many people know they’re open.
The brunch menu at Pylos is the same as the weekday lunch menu, and L’Artusi offers a selection of the dinner pastas, like a garganelli mushroom ragu as well as this hanger steak at brunch. That’s the sort of stuff I love. You also can’t go wrong with the “L’Artusi breakfast.” Two eggs, roasted mushrooms, crispy potatoes, sausage, pancetta, roasted tomato, and toast. Get the eggs sunny side up, salt and pepper, pop the yolk with the toast and soak it clean. Happy Sunday :)
228 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014