I love my brunch deals: AYCD brunch, all-inclusive brunch, bottomless mimosas, BYOB brunch and just a good deal overall. But there is always room for a clubby, pricey, boozey brunch when you’re in NYC. Thanks to my PR Savvy friend Juliana, I was able to experience Le Grand Brunch at Brasserie Beaumarchais last Sunday. After viewing the Champagne Superman, I encourage that everyone experience this brunch at least once. If Sunday is not reason enough.. just make an excuse to attend.
The elegance of this Meatpacking District Restaurant was felt upon arrival: gorgeous light fixtures, plush couches, full wine cabinet and a hot crowd looking to spend on brunch and party. I knew from the moment I walked in I would love Beaumarchais Brunch.
Upon arrival, we were immediately served with mimosas (which was fab!). While sipping on our cocktails we skimmed the elaborate signature cocktail menu and opted for some of the non-traditional drinks. Each was more delicious.. and stronger than the last!
Mimosa, Coconut Ciroq Drink, La Rose Framboise (the berry drink)
Juliana insisted on some appetizers so we ordered 2 apps:
- Tuna tartar with plantain chips: Delicious but not as delicate as normal. It was a bit oily, but still zesty with lime and great texture with the addition of some avocado
- Truffle Gnocchi: I can’t even begin to describe how incredible this dish was. It had just enough sauce, incredible soft and a MUST if you make it for brunch
Next thing I knew, the lights dimmed, drapes covered the windows and the DJ blasted the music. Cue the fist pumping and I was in a mid-afternoon club scene (love). Our food came out just after the lights dimmed and Le Grand Brunch truly began and it not only looked great, but tasted great too. The plus: this brunch was truly meant for the experience and the great tasting food was a plus.
Eggs Beaumarchais (Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Potatoes and salad)
Egg White Omelet
Belgian Waffles with nutella, whipped cream and berries (Incredible!)
Champagne. Flute optional.
Once we decided we wanted to drink all we could and not fill up on food, the fun truly began. Nearly 4.5 hours later the champagne bottles were done and it was time to head home. Although the club brunch scene is not intended for all, I was prepared for this extravaganza. This place is perfect for any reason to celebrate:
- Client Brunch (Axe was at a table close by)
- Or simply because it is Sunday!
Last Call: Come for the food, stay for the party. Although “club brunch” isn’t for everyone, there is always a reason to come and experience a Le Grand Brunch at Brasserie Beaumarchais. Although my liver and body may not be able to take a full weekend of dancing and DJs, once this brunch is scheduled you will plan your weekend around it. Bottoms up!
Brunch Review: 4 out of 5 mimosas
409 West 13th Street (Ninth Ave. and Washington Street)
New York, New York