There’s never a better time to brunch than when you are living or visiting New York. While “brunch” menus are available at pretty much every restaurant, we have soon learned places to put on our list and others (mostly tourist traps) to avoid.
Hundred Acres was a spot we actually discovered through a mini high school reunion. It turns out there are quite a number of us here from the sunny west coast and by golly, we all happened to be free on one chilly Sunday morning. What I absolutely love about this restaurant is that the menu is based upon local foods and as a result changes by the season and changes oh so frequently.
Finding a table for quite a large group can be somewhat of a problem, but if you are willing to get up early (*10:30 cough, cough, not early) then you are in luck!
While the menu does happen to change, the classics are usually available year round. Lucky for us, this included the gooey cinnamon rolls. A bit like a Pillsbury pack warmed up on a skillet and maybe not as ooey and gooey as I had imagined, but just enough to sweeten up the palate.
soft scrambled eggs,
fall squash, leeks, gruyère cheese,
crème fraîche, chives, cornbread 14
cannellini bean & fall squash succotash,
braised mustard greens 14
Watch out for those red buggers as they are hot hot hot! I mistakenly threw a couple in my mouth and was soon holding back tears. If you are into spice, I do recommend pairing it with the roasted vegetables. If that really isn’t your thing, do take head and slide ’em to the side.
goat cheese-sage bread pudding,
poached eggs, wilted spinach, lemon butter 15
As you might notice below, the doors are filled with glass panels, letting all the sunlight into the room. If you are lucky enough to find a spot during the spring and summer months, you may even get to dine with the doors wide open; an opportune time for people watching.
38 MacDougal Street New York 10012 · 212.475.7500
Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 8am – 11am
Lunch: 12 noon – 4pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm-11pm
Happy Hour is from 4pm-7pm
Brunch 10:30am – 3pm
Dinner 5:30 pm – 11pm (Sunday 10pm)