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Brunch NYC: New restaurants to try

Brunching on the weekends is something many New Yorkers look forward to all week.

And while tried-and-true favorites can be comforting after a night of drinking, it's also good to mix it up. Your stomach, your tastebuds, deserve that much.

Here are the latest new brunch spots to try.

Leyenda

The Latin-inspired cocktail bar Leyenda is launching brunch
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The Latin-inspired cocktail bar Leyenda is launching brunch service and in addition to dishes like chilaquiles and quinoa acai (pictured, with both red and white quinoa, yogurt and fruits), there will be customizable Sangrita brunch cocktails. Weekends from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 221 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, leyendabk.com

Impero Caffe

Celebrity restauranteur and chef Scott Conant's newest New
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Celebrity restauranteur and chef Scott Conant's newest New York City restaurant Impero Caffe is now serving brunch. The prix-fixe menu comes with a starter, a main course and side and unlimited mimosas, bellinis and bloody marys. Menu items include: burrata and salsa verde with fava beans and peas, egg and crispy porchetta sandwich with arugula and fontina and a spring vegetable and goat cheese frittata with mixed greens. $50 per person. 132 W. 27th St., imperorestaurants.com

Momofuku Nishi

David Chang's Momofuku restaurant group's latest spot, Momofuku
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David Chang's Momofuku restaurant group's latest spot, Momofuku Nishi, is now open for brunch. Menu items include scrambled eggs with bottarga, chives and potatoes, avo & egg sandwich with smoked trout roe and togarashi and the restaurant's infamous Ceci e Pepe, made with chickpea hozon and black pepper and topped with a fried egg. Saturday and Sunday from noon - 3 p.m. 232 Eighth Ave., 646-518-1919, nishi.momofuku.com

Adoro Lei

Downtown hot spot Adoro Lei has launched brunch!
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Downtown hot spot Adoro Lei has launched brunch! In addition to breakfast pizza, brunch-themed calzones, shareable salads, the restaurant is serving Bottomless Punch Bowls created by James Beard Award-winning mixologist Elayne Duff. Brunch for two runs at $29, so grab a morning date! 287 Hudson St., adorolei.com

Local 92

Local 92 has launched a Mediterranean brunch using
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Local 92 has launched a Mediterranean brunch using only locally sourced meats and produce. New menu items include Israeli eggs Benedict with chickpea polenta and roasted lamb, poached eggs with homemade smoked salmon and Shakshuka served in a cast iron skillet. 92 Second Ave., local92nyc.com

Mother of Pearl

Vegetarian tiki bar and restaurant Mother of Pearl
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Vegetarian tiki bar and restaurant Mother of Pearl launches brunch service on May 14, 2016 with menu items like avocado French toast and cantaloupe gazpacho. Cocktails are just $10. 95 Ave. A, motherofpearlnyc.com

Charlie Bird

Popular west SoHo restaurant Charlie Bird has launched
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Popular west SoHo restaurant Charlie Bird has launched brunch service on weekends. Dishes include: frittata with morels, asparagus and Parmigiano, spaghetti cacio e pepe, quinoa pancakes with clementines and Pennsylvania maple syrup and various cocktails and juices. 5 King St., charliebirdnyc.com

Louie and Chan

This popular downtown restaurant launches brunch just in
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This popular downtown restaurant launches brunch just in time for spring. Menu items include French toast with Nutella and brown bettered bananas, a lamb burger with smoked mozzarella and pickles chilis and lobster toast. And don't miss the brunch espresso granita, pictured, with fresh whipped cream and a warm house made brioche. 303 Broome St., louieandchan.com

Drexler's

Brunch at Drexler's will feature live music, classic
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Brunch at Drexler's will feature live music, classic cocktails and "shareable breakfast bites." It launches March 26 with what it's calling a Mediterranean Bloody Mary, garnished with coppa, mozzarella and a cherry tomato. Dishes include Black Seed Bagels with cream cheese and lox and gumbo. 9 Ave. A., 646-524-5226, drexlers.nyc

Freud

Skip your weekend shrink appointment and brunch at
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Skip your weekend shrink appointment and brunch at this new German restaurant. New dishes include a vegetarian breakfast sandwich with cauliflower, egg, 5 spoke tumbleweed cheese and smoked onions on a Kaiser roll, poached organic eggs with house-smoked seabass on rye with sauce Bavaroise and French toast with walnuts, lightly smoked maple syrup and elderflower. 506 Laguardia Place, freudnyc.com

Syndicated

Bushwick's new restaurant/bar/movie theater hybrid is launching brunch!
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Bushwick's new restaurant/bar/movie theater hybrid is launching brunch! Menu items include sourdough pancakes fermented throughout the week, French toast sticks with apple compote and loaded breakfast tots with scrambled eggs, pulled pork, jalapeños, cheddar cheese and sour cream. To chase it down, enjoy classic brunch cocktails, a cucumber margarita or Stumptown coffee. 40 Bogart St., Brooklyn, 718-386-3399, www.syndicatedbk.com

Via Vai

Astoria Italian restaurant Via Vai is launching a
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Astoria Italian restaurant Via Vai is launching a "Pranzo di Domenica in famiglia" a traditional Sunday Italian lunch. The three-course meal will cost $28 and include soup or salad, a choice of pasta, pizza or meat and espresso or Americano to finish. 31-09 23 Avenue, Astoria, Viavai-ny.com

Bounce Sporting Club

Bounce into this new brunch party, labeled Not
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Bounce into this new brunch party, labeled Not Your Basic Brunch, so don't expect anything #basic. The Notorious B.R.G., for instance, is the ultimate hangover helper, made from three Pat Lafrieda beef patties, Banana Jameson soaked French toast bun, NYS sharp cheddar, maple soaked pork belly, truffle cheese hash brown and pickled hollandaise. Pair with a kale margarita or endless mimosas ($20) and get ready to dance Saturday away. 55 W. 21st St., bounceny.com

Tessa

If you want your brunch beverages non boozy,
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If you want your brunch beverages non boozy, this Mediterranean spot is the place to sip. Warm up with the outrageous hot chocolate made with Valhrona dark and milk chocolate, whipped cream, a massive house-made marshmallow and an almond biscotti on the side. A juice bar and booze are also available if you want to chase down your Build Your Bennie, which offers combos like crispy lemon arancini and poached eggs topped with lobster and herbed tomato bearnaise. 349 Amsterdam Ave., tessanyc.com

Lupulo

Chef George Mendes' acclaimed Portuguese restaurant Lupulo recently
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Chef George Mendes' acclaimed Portuguese restaurant Lupulo recently launched weekend brunch service. The menu includes many restaurant favorites, including the double-stack, grass-fed burger, $21 (pictured). Also available: avocado and black-eyed pea toast ($12) and bacalhau (salt cod) with eggs and potatoes ($19). 835 Sixth Ave., 212-290-7600, lupulonyc.com

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