When you think of brunch, what comes to mind? Waking up late, drinking mimosas on the patio under an umbrella, catching the cooling breeze? The North Fork of Long Island has plenty of brunch options to satisfy all your mid-morning cravings.
Bruce and Son
This intimate, farm-to-table restaurant serves dishes and drinks inspired by local flavors for breakfast and lunch. Menu highlights include a mushroom smørbrød with whipped goat cheese and a truffle vinaigrette and grilled lettuces with Pecorino and garlic buttercream.
Beverages range from the traditional coffee offerings to a Vietnamese Egg Coffee and Turmeric Latte. If your tastes lean towards something stronger, reach for a Negroni or Madre Lassi. They also have the Bloody Mary or the Mimosa you’ve been dreaming of.
Bruce and Son is open Thursday through Monday from 9am-2:30pm. 631-477-0023
First and South
While First and South only offers brunch on the weekends, and what a brunch it is! The menu boasts a Monte Cristo sandwich, dirty fries (both vegetarian and meat-centric) with eggs, lobster roll, frittata, and a Dirty Benny. On Sundays they even have house-made pop tarts.
First and South offers brunch Saturdays starting at 11am, and Sundays at 10am. 631-333-2200
Love Lane Kitchen
This homey, traditional space on the North Fork boasts some truly indulgent fare. Breakfast options like French toast stuffed with cheesecake filling and warm berry compote, or house pastrami hash and eggs are sure to wake you up.
If you are in the mood for something lighter, consider the goat cheese panini with sautéed mushrooms and veggies on pressed focaccia or the chicken avocado mango salad with cilantro lime dressing.
Breakfast is served from 8am-2pm, and lunch from 8 to 4. Love Lane Kitchen does not take reservations for breakfast or lunch. 631-298-8989
Main Road Biscuit Co.
A true comfort food destination, Main Road Biscuit Co. has something for everyone. From house made biscuits, jams, and sausage, to the Lobster Benedict and fried chicken, brunch at Main Road is anything but boring. Even the sides feature both old favorites, like hashbrowns and fresh fruit, and the unexpected, like roasted tomatoes and kale slaw.
There are also smoothies on offer, with flavors like “The Greenie” and chocolate banana. Main Road Biscuit Co. is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm, and Friday through Sunday from 8am-4pm. 631-779-3463
Noah’s on Front Street in Greenport Village consistently excels with seasonal local, and regional fare. Their weekend brunches defines the diversity and bounty of the North Fork, with a mix of hearty and flavorful dishes. These include the popular Shrimp and Grits with a poached egg, Vanilla Bean French Toast, and Crescent Farms Duck Hash with shiitakes and NoFo fingerlings.
Add a refresher to your mid-morning and pair your dish with a White Peach Bellini or go all-in with the Poached Shrimp Bloody Mary. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. 631-477-6720
The Watershed Kitchen & Bar
The Watershed Kitchen & Bar is a new staple on the North Fork for brunch. Their cozy and modern vibe is perfect for relaxing the weekend away with a cocktail and hearty meal. Their diverse brunch menu includes a create-your-own omelet selection and twists on classics like the Short Rib Benedict, and Crab Cake Benedict (pictured above).
They also offer a selection of starters, salads, and sandwiches like the Sort Rib Sliders, Charcuterie Board, Asian Mesclun Salad, and Lobster. The Watershed is open for brunch Thursday-Monday 11am-2pm. 631-779-3454