If your idea of a perfect weekend morning is to start the day with an all-you-can-eat brunch in one of the prettiest rooms in town, then grab the family and shimmy over to The Roxy (formerly known as the Tribeca Grand) ASAP. If it would be even better if the kids were entertained while you relaxed with your partner, then you’re really gonna love this.

Brunch Buffet

photo: The Roxy

A Brunch Above and Beyond
This is no average brunch; it’s absolutely decadent. We’re talking made-to-order waffles and omelets, a baked ham carving station, sides of sausage and bacon — and that’s just the hot section.

Over at the ‘cold’ table, there are so many choices that even the pickiest of picky eaters will find something to nosh on. The adults in our party went straight for the kale Caesar salad, roasted tomato tart and teeming platter of smoked salmon and sturgeon, while the junior set made a beeline to the pastries and eye-poppingly large rugelach nestled right next to a triple-tiered assortment of donuts made in-house.

Not only is the food top-notch, The Roxy brunch serves Jack’s coffee, and should you so desire, endless cocktails can be yours for a mere $20. All this plus jazzy live music as you dine, and easy stroller parking.

Grand Screening Room

photo: The Roxy

But Wait, There’s More
Once your kid is done eating, he or she can run downstairs to the hotel’s movie theater to watch a classic family-friendly film. Movies run from 11 a.m., when brunch begins serving, to 4 p.m. The current movie schedule is: Bolt, Mulan and Cinderella (2015) (May 15); The Croods, The Lion King and The Goonies (May 22), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original), Tangled and Honey I Shrunk the Kids (May 29).

While the theater is a tad far from the dining room — it’s hard to keep an eye on the kids, and we kept wishing they had a staffer on deck just to make sure the theater didn’t descend into chaos —  listening to live music, diving into The New York Times while the child was enjoying The Nut Job, made for a little bit of paradise.

A final note: Technically, there’s a two-hour limit per table, but enforcement of that is up to The Roxy’s discretion, based on occupancy on any given day.

Brunch and Blockbusters for Families
Sun., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Adults $35 + $20 for endless cocktails; Children $15
The Roxy Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas (at Church St.)
Online: roxyhotelnyc.com


Do you have a favorite family-friendly brunch you like to hit with the kids? Share it in the comments below! 

—Lambeth Hochwald