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Where to eat on Memorial Day in NYC

You don't even have to fire up the grill to enjoy great food on Memorial Day in NYC. Attend a luau, backyard BBQ or a boozy feast in the sky at these New York restaurants happily hosting Monday festivities.

The Gander

Chef Jesse Schenker will celebrate Memorial Day with
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Chef Jesse Schenker will celebrate Memorial Day with his acclaimed new-American cuisine. The Gander's new Sundae Cart will launch Monday, featuring house-made flavors like Tahitian Vanlla Bean, Valrhona 72% Dark Chocolate and Corn Meringue. The restaurant will also host all day brunch service and all day happy hour with specials like 5 glasses of rose for $25. 15 W. 18th St., thegandernyc.com

Birds & Bubbles

Chef Sarah Simmons will celebrate the start of
Photo Credit: Sosh

Chef Sarah Simmons will celebrate the start of summer with a traditional Low Country Boil. Enjoy shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, seasonal slaw, freshly baked bread and more on the restaurants outdoor patio. Tickets also include three glasses of sparkling wine and champagne as well as snacks, starters and dessert. $95/person, 100B Forsyth St., 12 p.m., sosh.com

El Original

Tex-Mex is having its moment in NYC. El
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Tex-Mex is having its moment in NYC. El Original will be launching breakfast this Monday, featuring nine types of breakfast tacos, filled with everything from Fritos to plenty of cheese and eggs. Signature drinks like The Poblanita (the house margarita with fresh poblano and green habaneros) will also be served. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., 735 10th Ave., eloriginaltxmx.com

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

Rocco's is extending its weekend bottomless brunch on
Photo Credit: Rocco's Tacos

Rocco's is extending its weekend bottomless brunch on Monday! Unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys will run you $12 with the purchase of any entree. Brunch dishes include a Benedict Azteca made with poached eggs in masa sopes with pork cochinitas, salsa rojo, spinach, chipotle crema and Mexican potatoes. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 339 Brooklyn Bridge Blvd., Brooklyn, 718-246-8226, roccostacos.com

SixtyFive at Rainbow Room

Celebrate Memorial Day in the sky with Rose
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Celebrate Memorial Day in the sky with Rose All Day! Glasses of Sparkling Rose and Prosecco will be $10 and flights of Fritsch Rose of Zweigelt, Josep Foraster Cava Rose and Sakura Emaki Sake Rose (2oz each) will also be available for $15. Supplement with small plates including Spicy Tuna Tacos and Langoustine Tartare. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, ainbowroom.com/sixtyfive

Maison Premiere

Williamsburg's favorite oyster house and cocktail den will
Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ

Williamsburg's favorite oyster house and cocktail den will be celebrating Memorial Day with a special chef's BBQ menu accompanied with live music. Oysters will be served until 1 a.m. and drinks will be poured until 2 a.m. 12 p.m. - 2 a.m. 298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, maisonpremiere.com

The Dutch

The Dutch is hosting their third annual all-day
Photo Credit: Noah Fecks

The Dutch is hosting their third annual all-day Memorial Day luau! Celebrations at this Andrew Carmellini restaurant will include tiki cocktails, Spam Masubi and Kalua Pig. 11:30 a.m. -9 p.m., 131 Sullivan St., 212-677-6200, thedutchnyc.com

Adalya

New Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Gramercy Park, Adalya, is
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New Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Gramercy Park, Adalya, is celebrating Memorial Day with all day $1 oysters and a $10 flatbread and beer special. Enjoy the sunny patio, enjoy some seafood like on the scallop crudo and watermelon radish flatbread (pictured) and cheer to summer!

55 Irving Place, 646-896-1441, adalyanyc.com

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