This new downtown spot is an homage to the French brasserie, and the brunch menu stays true to that theme, albeit with everything bumped up here and there. The omelet gets a hit of caviar to go with its goat cheese, herbs and crème fraîche. The burger is a knife-and-fork affair with gruyere, caramelized onions and an au poivre sauce souped over the entire thing. And the savory buckwheat crepe comes with mushroom cream and a fried egg. This is a more serious affair than some of the boozy brunches on this list, but there’s a full page of absinthe to get your day started with Parisian hallucinations.