A day visiting New York City’s shops, galleries, museums and more can take a lot out of a person — which is why it’s important to start your day of adventures by fueling up with a killer breakfast.
Thankfully, there is no shortage of eateries —many located right in the city’s best hotels — that can get you set for your big day in Manhattan, no matter what you’re craving.
Loews Regency New York
The term “power breakfast” has become synonymous with those who want to start the day with a bang and get things done, all day. And there’s no better place to chow down in the morning than the home of the original Power Breakfast — Loews Regency New York.
Since the 1970s, New York’s most influential people — from bankers to Broadway stars to brokers and beyond —have been stopping at Loews Regency for their Power Breakfast. It’s not so much about what’s on the plate — although, rest assured, their breakfast is tremendous — as it is about people-watching as deals are closed, contracts are signed and New York comes to life.
The Mark Hotel — The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges
As the city’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, one name has stood the test of time, setting trends and garnering rave reviews everywhere his dishes are served — French-born, New York-based Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Choose from a killer selection of house-made pastries, or dig into one of The Mark Restaurant’s organic breakfast bowls for a healthy and oh-so-satisfying way to start your day. And in addition to fresh takes on many other classics, there’s The Mark Breakfast: coffee or organic tea, two organic eggs any style, a side of smoked bacon, biellese chicken or pork sausage, freshly squeezed juice and scrumptious toast.
Le Parker Meridien — Norma’s
One look at Norma’s breakfast menu and you know you’re getting your day started the right way. Pancakes, waffles, French Toast, Eggs Benedict, crepes and much more are ramped up with innovative, creative toppings and flavours.
But all else pales in comparison to Norma’s infamous Zillion Dollar Lobster Fritatta, a dish certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive omelette anywhere. This egg dish features a whole lobster and 10 ounces of American Sturgeon caviar, and is a zillion dollars in name only (it actually sells for $1,000).