NYC Restaurant: Atwood {Brunch}

Ever since moving to the Upper East Side in January, I’ve had so many people ask about my favorite places to eat around my neighborhood. But for some reason – maybe out of habit or just because I always go there for work + social life – I always end up dining out in the downtown area of Manhattan. I’m a sucker for the trendy things in life, what can I say?

So when someone from Atwood reached out to see if I’d like to come by for brunch, I was excited to give a more local restaurant a try.

Gracie Gordon | Hungry Blonde

Atwood Kitchen is located in Midtown East on 52nd and 2nd ave, so, far enough to be more “East” than “Midtown.” Right when I walked in I noticed that it felt like the downtown spots I usually love – cozy and inviting with exposed brick, warm lighting, and a large rustic communal table.

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The brunch menu was full of comfort food favorites, but with a bit of a modern (and seasonal) twist. It took us a good 15 minutes to narrow it down, but we ended up ordering:

Blueberry Waffles – dried and fresh blueberries, Meyer Lemon maple syrup, powdered sugar

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Broken Yolk BLT – semolina bread, garlic aioli, avocado, baby tomato salad

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Spicy Pork Hash – white cheddar, fried eggs, pumpkin hash, spicy aioli

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Buratta and Roasted Squash – rosemary marcona almonds, black garlic vinaigrette, arugula

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Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce – basil pesto, asiago, charred pepper and onions, ciabatta
(We actually didn’t originally order this, but the chef was kind enough to include it for us!)

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All of the dishes were absolutely delicious and everything I hope for in a brunch – filling and hearty yet full of different flavors (the perfect combo of sweet + salty is a brunch must, of course). If I had to pick my favorites dishes they’d be the Spicy Pork Hash and the Blueberry Waffles.

I loved brunch at Atwood so much I already made plans to go back soon with a larger group of friends, as well as give their dinner menu a try.

Whether you’re a fellow uptowner or a downtowner looking for an excuse to take the M train, Atwood is a great place to start.

Atwood NY: 986 Second Ave. New York, NY 10022
Great for: brunch, groups