Are you looking for the best restaurants in Soho? Then you’ve come to the right place – because I’ll show you the hottest and most authentic places where New Yorkers hang out. The choice of restaurants in Soho New York is huge – so there will definitely be something for you!
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Soho is one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of New York – and the many great restaurants are one reason why. To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, you can find all of Soho’s restaurants on an interactive map.
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My Favorite Restaurants in Soho
BalthazarFrench Restaurant in SoHoOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The stylish restaurant serves traditional French cuisine. Outside the menu you can also choose from the seafood bar and the delicacies from the Balthazar Bakery. The breakfast is legendary and the home-baked bread is especially convincing. By the way, you can get a lot more of it in the adjacent bakery.
Little PrinceFrench Restaurant in SoHoOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have a window seat & table all to yourself, so to speak. Super-romantic and that’s why it immediately landed on our list of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.
The Dutch RestaurantAmerican Restaurant in SoHoOur Highlight
The Mercer KitchenAmerican Restaurant in SoHoOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The Mercer Kitchen is a restaurant located in SoHo and can be found right next to The Mercer Hotel. We recommend coming here for breakfast and lunch while you’re visiting SoHo.
Antique GarageOther Restaurants in SoHoAdd to myNY added
As the name suggests, the location used to be an old screwdriver garage, which was brought to life in 2003. The furnishing with antique paintings and lamps creates a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. And then the food: the starters alone are already a blast. Try “Mezze” – these are Mediterranean little treats.
Aurora SoHoItalian Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Ever been to Italy? Well, if you’re in SoHo, you don’t need a plane ticket because Aurora is right in the neighborhood, bringing you the rich flavors of Piedmont. Aurora got its start back in 2003 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when Chef Riccardo Buitoni and his pals decided their neighborhood needed a place for authentic Italian comfort food. And boy, did they deliver!
By 2007, Aurora was ready to grace SoHo with its delightful charm. Ever since, it’s been the trusted local favorite, distinguished by its commitment to freshness. The irresistible aroma of bread baking? That’s all them. The silky, luscious gelato? Crafted in-house. Every ingredient, sourced locally or imported straight from Italy, is part of the authentic experience.
But let me share some insider brunch wisdom: you absolutely need to try the Parma Benedict. Prosciutto, poached eggs, and burrata, all gently laid on a fluffy brioche and topped with a luxurious truffle hollandaise. What a way to brunch! And their Truffle French Fries? Simply delectable. They serve this mouthwatering menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm. So, whenever you find yourself in SoHo between these hours, stop by Aurora—it’s an experience you’ll truly savor!
Black Tap NYCBurger Spot in SoHo
BoCapheAsian Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
The BoCaphe is one of our favourite spots if we want to enjoy “Vietnamese French Cuisine” in a relaxed atmosphere.
Café SelectOther Restaurants in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Next on our SoHo brunch trail is Café Select, a spot that effortlessly blends Swiss charm with a dash of European train station flair. There’s a laid-back vibe here that’s pure magic, right down to the hidden late-night hangout spot nestled at the back.
Now, the charm of Café Select lies not just in its unique ambiance but also in its exquisite Swiss-influenced breakfasts. Imagine this: you’ve spent your morning exploring the delights of SoHo, and you’re in need of some culinary comfort. You find yourself at one of their chic French-style outdoor tables, sipping on a refreshing Mimosa or an Aperol Spritz and watching the world go by. Sounds dreamy, right?
But wait, there’s more. When it comes to food, you absolutely must try the Lobster Bisque. It’s rich, it’s creamy, and it’s brimming with flavor, a decadent treat that feels like a warm hug. Then there’s the Rösti Norwegian – a delightful dish that’s the epitome of Swiss comfort food. Picture a golden, crispy rösti (a Swiss-style hash brown for the uninitiated) lavished with smoked salmon and crowned with a dollop of fresh herb sour cream. Mmmmm tasty!
Dos CaminosMexican Restaurant in SoHo
FlippersOther Restaurants in SoHo
La MercerieFrench Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
If you fancy a chic Parisian-esque brunch experience right in SoHo, La Mercerie should be your next stop. This stylish café, nestled within Roman and Williams Guild, provides more than just a place to dine – it offers a delightfully immersive atmosphere. As you sit down for brunch amidst stylish homewares, you’d be forgiven for feeling as though you’ve taken a quick jaunt to a charming café on the streets of Paris.
La Mercerie’s brunch hours run every weekend from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, offering an array of scrumptious French fare. From crêpes and croques to croissants, they’ve got the staples down pat. However, my personal recommendation strays a little from the classics. Treat yourself to their Avocat-Crevettes. A delightful combo of new Caledonia shrimp, grapefruit, and avocado, all brought together with a French cocktail.
If I’m being honest, no SoHo breakfast experience at La Mercerie is complete without dessert. And when in a French café, what better way to round off your meal than with a classic Crème Brûlée à la Vanille? This vanilla custard dessert, with its perfectly caramelized sugar top, is the sweet finish your brunch needs.
Le CoucouFrench Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
With Daniel Rose as chef, Paris comes to New York! The Michelin-starred restaurant Le Coucou serves French cuisine at a very high level. Located in the beautiful Soho district, it is the ideal place if you are looking for a romantic restaurant in New York.
In addition to the classy Parisian ambiance, you can watch the open kitchen crew at work. The menu includes French classics such as halibut, lobster, and fillet of beef with foie gras.
Lupe’s East L.A. KitchenMexican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Lupe’s East L.A. Kitchen is modeled after East L.A’s plentiful quaint and authentic taquerias. They are known for their seafood taco combos, with their top two being the fried flounder tacos and the shrimp chipotle tacos. The flounder is a mild-tasting, slightly sweet fish that is delicious when fried and eaten in a soft corn tortilla. You can also order the flounder tacos boiled for a healthier taco option. The seafood tacos are topped with lettuce, sour cream, and a creamy avocado sauce. Make sure you don’t leave without trying their creamy vanilla flan for dessert!
NoMo KitchenAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Next on our delicious journey through SoHo brunches is NoMo Kitchen, an eatery that masterfully fuses old-world charm with a modern twist. Nestled at 9 Crosby Street, it’s a wonderful blend of the nostalgia and modernity that defines this vibrant part of the city. This spot is as much a tribute to SoHo’s rich history as it is a celebration of its current status as a thriving hub of art, culture, and gastronomy.
Available from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays through Sundays, NoMo Kitchen’s brunch is an enchanting experience. The menu weaves together flavors from America and beyond, serving up dishes that speak to the global character of SoHo itself. And trust me, the surroundings are just as delightful as the food – imagine dining in a sun-dappled greenhouse, a vibrant reflection of SoHo’s dynamic spirit.
Now, allow me to tempt you with my favorites. I suggest starting with the Salmon Toast, a harmonious blend of Catsmo gold smoked salmon, soothing crème fraîche, zesty pickled mustard seed, and sharp red onion. And if you’re up for it, add an egg – it takes the dish to a whole new level.
For your main dish, opt for the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. These fluffy discs of delight are adorned with mixed berries and candied pistachios, doused in maple syrup, and finished with a generous dollop of ricotta sauce. It’s a sweet symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds singing praises.
Ruby's Cafe SoHoOther Restaurants in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Next up on our SoHo brunch tour is Ruby’s Cafe, one of my faves, that serves brunch until 4 pm daily. Since its establishment in 2002, Ruby’s has become a food lover’s paradise, renowned for its fresh local ingredients, Australian culinary influences, and arguably some of the best espresso coffee in New York City.
The cafe is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and their eclectic menu stands out even in the diverse culinary scene of SoHo. Though Ruby’s Cafe is home to the famous Bronte Burger, there’s plenty more to relish in this welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.
Speaking of which, let’s dive into the recommendations! Start your brunch off with the B.L.A.T. It’s a delightful blend of bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato, kicked up a notch with housemade bacon jam and mayo on sourdough. Just don’t forget to add an egg for a hearty finish. To top off your meal the right way, treat yourself to Ruby’s homemade Banana Bread, a perfectly sweet indulgence served with a unique passionfruit butter that you won’t find anywhere else.
Sadelle'sAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Ah, Sadelle’s, a veritable icon in the SoHo brunch scene and an all-day breakfast oasis that’s a testament to New York’s classic dining tradition. Opened in SoHo in 2016, it didn’t take long for this gem to acquire an almost legendary status. Why, you ask? Two words: Best. Bagels.
Sadelle’s has collected quite a heap of accolades over the years, from being named an essential brunch destination by Harper’s BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan, to their sticky buns being crowned as one of the Best Dishes of 2015 by The New York Times. Maybe this is why its popularity has propelled it to expand beyond NYC, with outposts now in Las Vegas, Miami, Paris, Boca Raton, and Dallas.
Now let’s chat about what you should order here. My personal favorite? The LEO omelet. This is no ordinary omelet, my friends. It’s an indulgent mix of house salmon, caramelized onions, and crème fraîche that will have you daydreaming about your next visit before you’ve even finished your meal. Don’t forget to add a side of their breakfast potatoes. They’re the perfect companion to that omelet and will round off your SoHo breakfast experience just right.
San Carlo Osteria PiemonteItalian Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
I have another great new restaurant tip for SoHo – one of my favorite parts of New York: San Carlo on Thompson Street. You will immediately feel very comfortable and welcome, it is very familiar.
Sant AmbroeusItalian Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Another favorite of mine for a delightful SoHo brunch experience is Sant Ambroeus. Open for brunch every day from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, this authentic Italian spot has been delighting New Yorkers with its traditional charm and scrumptious menu for years. Perhaps the best part is that stepping into Sant Ambroeus feels like being swept off to Milan. The ambiance, the carefully crafted cappuccinos, the chandeliers – it’s like a slice of Italy nestled right in the heart of SoHo.
When it comes to their brunch menu, two dishes stand out for me. First, the Avocado Toast: a perfectly ripe avocado, two poached farm eggs, and a kick of peperoncino, all served on sunflower seed bread. It’s as tasty as it is Instagram-worthy. Alternatively, you might want to try the Sant Ambroeus Eggs Benedict. It features two organic poached eggs, a rich hollandaise sauce, and a homemade roll. You can opt for ham, spinach, or go all out with a smoked salmon substitution. Whether you visit for brunch or dinner, it’s a little piece of Italy in NYC that you won’t want to miss!
Sartiano'sItalian Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of SoHo within The Mercer, Sartiano’s is a culinary gem that seamlessly blends Italian heritage with a contemporary fine dining experience. This exquisite restaurant was conceived by renowned lifestyle architect Scott Sartiano, and its culinary direction is guided by the expertise of three-time James Beard award-winning Chef Alfred Portale.
Sartiano’s invites you to indulge in an atmosphere of refined elegance, where upscale attire is the norm. With a strict dress code that prohibits casual items like shorts, hats, sportswear, and beachwear, Sartiano’s ensures that your dining experience is not only gastronomically exceptional but also exudes an air of sophistication and style.
ShukaOther Restaurants in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Our first stop is Shuka, a charming Eastern Mediterranean jewel, and in my opinion, one of the top spots for a SoHo breakfast. Open for brunch every weekend from 10:30 am-3:30 pm, this welcoming restaurant feels like a weekend gathering at a friend’s place – if your friend was an outstanding chef, that is!
The magic of Shuka starts with its casual, inviting environment. Here, the staff goes the extra mile to ensure your brunch experience is not just good, but absolutely memorable. As for the food, well, it’s downright divine. The kitchen team at Shuka really knows their way around the grill. Expect to find meats cooked to perfection, with kebabs so tender and juicy they’ll make your taste buds dance.
Shuka stands out among other SoHo brunches, particularly if you’re planning a big get-together. Their Shuka Feast, priced at $57 per person (with the whole table participating), offers an array of shareable dishes like rich, creamy hummus, perfectly grilled kebabs, and an assortment of vibrant vegetables.
Sidney's FiveAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Next on my list of go-to SoHo brunches is a vibrant spot known as Sidney’s Five. Open for brunch from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays; this place makes weekends in the city a real treat.
If there’s one thing you should know about Sidney’s Five, it’s their martini menu. Yes, that’s right, they even have a morning martini! They serve up an elegant version with gin, lemon, Cointreau, and orange marmalade that’ll make your day. It’s like sunshine in a glass! Pair this with their buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh peaches, whipped peach butter, and rosemary maple syrup – it’s weekend decadence at its best.
Now, if you’re like me and love a good classic breakfast, you must try The Blue Plate Special. For $22, you get two eggs, home fries, sourdough toast, and bacon. It’s simple, satisfying, and every bit as delicious as a SoHo breakfast should be.
SoHo ParkAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Great spot for a lunch in SoHo for little money!
The Grey Dog SoHoAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
If you’re looking for an all-day brunch spot in SoHo that gives you comfort food at its best without emptying your pockets, then The Grey Dog should be on your radar. This laid-back joint, with its casual ambiance, lets you kick back and enjoy brunch at your own pace, any time of the day, any day of the week.
The menu offers a great spread of all the brunch basics, prepared just the way you want, making every visit here satisfyingly simple. But where The Grey Dog really stands out is its drinks menu. Featuring unique concoctions like Spicy Pineapple Margarita and Grey Dog Spritz, this place isn’t just a top-tier brunch location; it’s also one of the most affordable in the city.
Now, what should you eat here? Well, my go-to choice is Grey Dog’s Breakfast. It’s got everything you want in a classic brunch dish – eggs done your way, your choice of French toast or pancakes, home fries, and your pick of bacon, sausage, or avocado. It’s a hearty, comforting meal that leaves you fully satisfied.
VestryAmerican Restaurant in SoHoAdd to myNY added
Are you looking for a Michelin-starred spot in Soho offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than Vestry’s (located in the Dominick Hotel)! Their meal is $98 per person and will be served on Thanksgiving day from noon until 7 pm. They will offer menu options such as Atlantic salmon with koji sauce, potato gnocchi with calamari and parmesan cream, crispy-skinned branzino, butternut squash soup, shrimp risotto, and their homemade bourbon pecan pie for dessert.
The Best Restaurants in Soho on the Map
A map with all restaurants in Soho can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know!
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