Brunch can be the most leisurely meal — the pressures of the week have subsided and the weekend unfolds. Here are four unique restaurants on Staten Island to try this spring, each with a distinctive spin on the classic weekend meal.

 alor-cafe-staten-island-brunch-chorizo-eggsChorizo sausage and eggs | Christine Y. via Yelp

Alor Cafe
Intimate and lively, Alor Cafe is a local favorite in the Oakwood neighborhood. Known for its crepes, the hardest decision is savory or sweet. Who can resist Nutella? With live music on weekends, lots of vegetarian options, and outdoor seating when the weather warms up, Alor Cafe is filled with personality.


beso-staten-island-nyc-brunch-relleno-de-gambasRelleno de Gambas | Beso via Yelp

Delectable tapas and white apricot sangria at brunch? Absolutely. Often ranked Staten Island’s best restaurant, Beso offers refined Spanish cuisine in a comfortable setting just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry in St George. At brunch try Huevos y Frijoles and Tres Leches Cake.


lorenzos-restaurant-staten-island-nyc-apple-brunch-dessertLorenzo’s Restaurant | via Facebook

Lorenzo’s Restaurant
For a grand and sophisticated hotel brunch, Lorenzo’s offers a lavish spread. Start with Seafood Salad from the carved ice display, sample the multiple egg, roast meat dishes and pasta dishes, and make sure to save room for the chocolate fountain. Lorenzo’s has two seatings — 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. — so remember to call for reservations


bayou-staten-island-brunchBayou | via Yelp

New Orleans comes to Staten Island at Bayou, a lively Rosebank neighborhood restaurant whose jazz brunch menu includes New Orleans–inflected egg and crepes dishes. Or try Bourbon street French Toast, with strawberries, creme fraiche and pecans. For dessert the Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding topped with a Bourbon cream sauce.



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