Bring on the Benedicts: New Yorkers' 5 favorite breakfast and brunch spots

With Easter this weekend and Mother's Day just around the corner, it's the most brunch-happy time of the year.

Here are the top-ranked spots in New York City to check out the next time you're planning a leisurely breakfast or brunch with friends or family, based on Yelp ratings for the category "breakfast and brunch."

1. The Alcove

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Topping the list is The Alcove. Located at 41-11 49th St. in Sunnyside, the gastropub, tapas bar and breakfast spot is the highest rated breakfast and brunch restaurant in New York City, boasting five stars out of 677 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Smith

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Lincoln Square's The Smith, located at 1900 Broadway (between West 63rd and 64th streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar and New American breakfast and brunch spot four stars out of 1,491 reviews.

3. Hamilton's

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Hamilton's, a bar and brunch spot in Windsor Terrace, is another go-to, with four stars out of 274 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway (between Fifth and Fourth streets) to see for yourself.

4. Johny's Luncheonette

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Over in Chelsea, check out Johny's Luncheonette, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 853 reviews on Yelp. You can find the diner, which offers burgers, eggs and more, at 124 W. 25th St. (between Seventh Avenue and Avenue Of The Americas).

5. Lula Bagel

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Finally, there's Lula Bagel, a Crown Heights North favorite with four stars out of 216 reviews. Stop by 816 Nostrand Ave. (between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway) to hit up the spot to score bagels, sandwiches, coffee and more next time you're in the mood.


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