For those ‘lazy weekend wakers’ brunch really is the best meal. It’s ideal because you don’t have to wake up super early and rush out so that you don’t miss the breakfast menu, and for those diners who aren’t as gung ho about breakfast they can opt for the lunch portion of the brunch menu instead. So go ahead, press that snooze button and sleep in a while longer this weekend, a delicious brunch with pleasant, scenic views of Long Island awaits you when you’re ready.
As a tip, being that we live in such a densely populated area, your best bet for some of these brunch spots may just be to call ahead first and see if they accept reservations. During the summer months and weekends especially, places like these can become very busy and overcrowded.
That being said, here are some wonderful outdoor and waterfront restaurants to enjoy your brunch at on the Island.
Windows on the Lake
235 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Come out to Ronkonkoma to enjoy a large variety of brunch dishes, vegetarian and gluten-free choices included, served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to last seating at 2:30 p.m. While you eat be sure to take a gander out the window and take in the view over the lake. To secure a spot, set up your reservation 48 hours in advance.
Rachel’s Waterside Grill
281 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Rachel’s Waterside Grill has an elaborate selection of egg dishes, along with a few cool, traditional breakfast meets seafood type choices. Call for brunch days & times. Great terrace seating and waterfront views.
1362 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
This French style bistro located in the heart of Roslyn is a great brunch spot overlooking a quaint pond. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You must try their crêpes, omelets, and French toast, and of course, a mimosa.
136 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
With a daily changing menu, depending on what is in season and available from local farmers and fishermen, you will always be pleasantly surprised with Noah’s brunch menu. Be sure to walk around after your meal and take in the cute, small town atmosphere of Greenport. Call for their brunch days and times.
Mill Pond House Restaurant
437 E Main Street, Centerport, NY 11721
This old colonial restaurant has great waterside views and an outdoor patio area that is open year round. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come on down to this Zagat rated restaurant to try their Crème Brûlée French Toast, or perhaps go with their Traditional Eggs Benedict.
What are some of your favorite brunch spots on Long Island to visit on the weekends?