The Bagatelle NYC Brunch Experience

Bagatelle’s signature brunch in NYC isn’t just a meal, it’s an all-day affair and  whoa- quite the experience! The fine French bistro has long been on my brunch bucket list and after spending a full Sunday Funday there last week with my girlfriends – it did not disappoint! Widely recognized as a Meatpacking District staple and NYC institution, this flagship location (1 Little W 12th Street) lives up to the magnetic ambiance that made it famous. I’ve heard all the hype about the infamous brunch at Bagatelle, and decided December would be primetime to experience for myself.

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The French Mediterranean menu features delicious brunch drinks and bites, like the Truffle Pizza, Crispy Chicken Burger, Lobster Mac & Cheese, homemade truffle gnocchi and the lavish Seafood Tower. The food and service was simply spectacular. The Disco Fries (below) were everything I dreamed they would be!

So yes, it all starts off like a typical NYC brunch. It’s bright and fancy – chandeliers, white linens…eggs benny and mimosas a’ plenty – It’s all so “ooh-la-la”.  But at 3:00pm, the vibe totally shifts and the party begins when the staff pulls down the curtains and the DJ starts turning up the music. This is when the party takes off like a rocket ship.

There’s dancing on tables, dramatic and jaw-dropping bottle service scenes (with sparklers!), bottles popping…it’s all so extravagant and splurgy and in my opinion, worth every penny! By 4pm the place is packed and filled with beautiful people. Everyone is dressed to the nines and there were so many times I had to take a break from the dancing, sit down for a moment and think… “Is this really a Sunday afternoon?” Feels more like a party in Saint – Tropez!

And I love how they brilliantly transition you from proper “pinkies up” brunch mode to full blown debauchery. If you’re looking for an iconic spot in NYC to experience something extraordinary, and just indulge – this is it. It’s going to take my body (and bank account!) some time to recover from an all-day/night party, but it’s seriously such a good time and I can’t wait to go back.

Oh, and when the Bagatelle brunch bash ends, you don’t have to go home! The party continues next door to B. On Top, Bagatelle Group’s newest rooftop experience at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

If you want to get in on the action, call 212.488.2110 or to make a reservation.


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