1. Whitman’s Hudson Yards
(331 Tenth Avenue)
Situated downstairs of our own Abington House is Whitman’s newest location, Whitman’s Hudson Yards. With a menu that epitomizes delicious American eats, there are well over 15-burgers to choose from. Their most popular burger is the Juicy Lucy — a beef short rib blend stuffed with pimento cheese, caramelized onion, bibb lettuce, tomato, spicy pickles, and housemade sauce on sesame bun.
(820 Washington St.)
Walking into MeatPacking District’s Santina is like being transported to an island off the coast of Italy. Bright and airy, Santina was created by the Major Food Group, the masterminds behind Carbone and Dirty French. Santina pulses with bright and refreshing fare — some signature dishes include branzino crudo with acqua pazza and chili oils as well as lamb chops with salsa verde.
(156 10th Avenue)
Boasting a calming, cozy, sun-lit atmosphere, Cookshop is the ideal brunch place to fuel-up before a leisurely walk on the High Line. The menu consists of all locally-grown, sustainable, seasonal ingredients, and it offers a plethora of scrumptious fare including the ever-so popular homemade donuts. Other showstoppers include the Dutch Baby Skillet-Baked Pancakes with roasted pear and walnuts, beignets, and their Poached Eggs “Cilbir” — poached eggs with pressed yogurt, smokey chile oil and sweet potato hummus.
4. Bubby’s High Line
(73 Gansevoort St.)
Bubby’s TriBeca has been a brunch favorite amongst New Yorkers for years, that is until it’s newer High Line sibling opened shop. A popular menu standout includes the fried chicken biscuit accompanied with mustard greens, spicy honey mustard and homemade chips. But, the wait goes out the door, for Bubby’s Breakfast — two Brey’s Farm eggs, bacon, home fries and sourdough toast. Leave your beach bod diet at the door because Bubby’s serves some of the greatest comfort food this city has to offer.
5. Sons and Daughters
(85 Tenth Avenue)
With a warm, inviting ambiance embellished with palm trees and a tiki flair, Sons and Daughters is a stylish, but cozy, escape right underneath the High Line. Top-notch island-inspired bar selections include: the Siesta — a blend of El Jimador tequila, campari, lime, grapefruit cordial, and grapefruit bitters, and the Encantro Pisco — lemon juice mixed with demerara sugar, angostura bitters, orange bitters, orange flower water, and egg whites. For dinner, we highly recommend the black bass crudo dressed in a light basil chili lemon sauce, the ricotta toast dish topped with brussels sprouts and butternut squash, or the flavorful Peruvian chicken served with fried yucca, traditional green sauce and white sauce.