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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Upstate New York

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Upstate New York? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Acropolis OPA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
$30 and under
Greek
Buffalo
About the restaurant
Acropolis OPA is a modern Greek/Mediterranean neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Williamsville, NY. We offer a great breakfast and lunch program and a weekend brunch menu as well. Open 7 days a week 8am-4pm during the winter season. Our patio is one of the biggest in our area and our atmosphere is family friendly and business friendly. We are known for our breakfast and our signature dish, our Souvlaki Salad.


Top review
KarinC
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
You I enjoy every aspect about this restaurant. Have been there a few times and have never been disappointed!
A photo of Simply crepes - Pittsford restaurant
4.8
4.8 (117)
$30 and under
American
Pittsford
About the restaurant
A full-service restaurant. Offers progressively traditional, French Canadian farmhouse vibes. Scratch-made comfort food is handcrafted in our kitchen using fresh meats, produce, signature sauces and dressings.

Nosh on some of fan favorites for breakfast like French toast, Maple Sausage Stackers, oatmeal creme brulee, simply strawberry crepes. Lunch can be healthy! Many gluten and dairy free options. Try a Mediterranean Chicken (or make it vegetarian with tofu). Vegan friends love the Thai Curry Crepe. Food Network has featured our Rugby Crepe on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Come for dinner and grab a burger or fried chicken sandwich. After dinner espresso martini and nutella dessert crepes!

This location boasts historic digs along the Erie Canal in Pittsford with weekday happy hour. Live music, events occur across the street. Order take out and our team members will deliver to your table at Collins Pavilion and Lock 32! Event spaces are available for meetings and private gatherings.

Top review
PJMCCANN3
Dined 4 days ago
Simply Crepes has simply the best breakfasts and brunches in the area. We take all our overnight guests here. Looking forward to our next visit.
A photo of Simply Crepes - Canandaigua restaurant
4.8
4.8 (123)
$30 and under
American
Canandaigua
About the restaurant
Simply Crêpes is located among the boutique shops in historic downtown Canandaigua just minutes from the city pier at the northern tip of the lake. A walk or drive from the Lake House. Stop by before or after your wine tour along Seneca, Keuka, Cayuga or Canandaigua lakes. This casual eatery with country charm offers patrons a variety of comfort food with a focus on crêpe dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast menu can include "the best french toast", crêpes filled with eggs & bacon or stuffed with fresh strawberries. Pair breakfast with a boozy coffee flight or mimosa flight, cold pressed local juice. For lunch or dinner, smoked salmon and vegan "capable" Thai coconut curry. Dessert crêpes are stuffed with fruit or Nutella and topped with ice cream. Brunch is served all day. Simply Crêpes is open Monday through Sunday. Closed Tues. During the summer, dine outside in our cozy garden patio and enjoy a full outdoor bar at North Central Bar. Live music Friday & Saturday nights.
Top review
MauraDvip
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely delicious meals! Burger and crepes were outstanding🍔🍔
A photo of Simply Crepes - Webster-Penfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (123)
$30 and under
American
Webster
About the restaurant
A full-service restaurant and bar. Offers progressively traditional, French Canadian farmhouse vibes. Scratch-made comfort food is handcrafted in our kitchen using fresh meats, produce, signature sauces and dressings.

Menu Musings: Nosh on some of fan favorites for breakfast like French toast, Maple Sausage Stackers, oatmeal creme brulee, simply strawberry crepes. Lunch can be healthy! Many gluten and dairy free options. Try a Mediterranean Chicken (or make it vegetarian with tofu). Vegan friends love the Thai Curry Crepe. Food Network has featured our Rugby Crepe on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Try it, is it the best?! Come for dinner and grab a burger or fried chicken sandwich. After dinner espresso martini and nutella dessert crepes - yes!

This location boasts a full cocktail and coffee bar with weekday happy hour, beer on tap, lounge and outdoor patio with fire pit. Event spaces are available for meetings and private gatherings.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Dining at Simply Crepes feels like a special occasion every time. The menu is interesting and food and drink well prepared. Yet the prices are reasonable enough that frequent dining is affordable.
A photo of Taverna Banfi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1321)
$31 to $50
Italian
Ithaca
About the restaurant
A Tuscan Inspired Italian Restaurant In Ithaca, NY
Tuscan culture embraces a cuisine that is inspired by availability and accessibility. At Taverna Banfi, our seasonal menus reflect this attitude. Located at the heart of Cornell University campus, our casual fine dining atmosphere is perfect for entertaining family, friends, and clients visiting Cornell University and the Finger Lakes region.


Top review
PJWinnervip
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
The views are fabulous, the tables are comfortably spaced and the food is quite good.
A photo of The Roycroft Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3082)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
East Aurora
About the restaurant
Dine amongst Arts and Crafts history at the beautifully restored Roycroft Inn, a national historic landmark. The Roycroft Inn features an artisan inspired menu highlighting regional and seasonal foods. Our Chef uses many locally produced ingredients in the preparation of this contemporary menu with daily special creations. The Sunday brunch was voted the best in the area by Buffalo Spree magazine and Zagat Survey has named the Roycroft Inn “best bang for your buck.” . In addition The Roycroft Inn's Sunday brunch has been rated in the top 100 brunches in the United States for the last two years by Open Table diners. There is fireside dining during the winter months and outdoor dining on the peristyle in the summer. Ambiance is casual elegance. Located within 30 minutes of the Buffalo/Niagara Airport and steps away from local ski resorts.
Dinner entrees range from $22-$59. Sunday buffet brunch: $36.00 adults, $20 children, under 3 free.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Have dined at Roycroft previously; however, this is the first time for the Sunday Brunch. Excellent variety/selection of food items. Service was outstanding. Personable, efficient staff.
A photo of The Merc restaurant
4.6
4.6 (641)
$30 and under
American
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
At The Merc, our menu is inspired by our love for people and American dining. It's familiar and comforting with quality and value being our top priority. From the service to the dishes and signature cocktails, we are fully committed to giving our guests the experience they deserve.


**PLEASE NOTE - YOU WILL NOT BE SEATED UNTIL YOUR ENTIRE PARTY IS PRESENT**



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
AWESOME food & drinks! Beautiful outside seating. Highly recommend!
A photo of Jack Rabbit restaurant
4.5
4.5 (383)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Buffalo
About the restaurant
Saturday & Sunday: (brunch until 3pm) The kitchen closes at 10pm nightly.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Burgers and pizza on cast iron skillet were very good to excellent
A photo of The Bistro at La Tourelle restaurant
4.4
4.4 (222)
$30 and under
American
Ithaca
About the restaurant
The Bistro at La Tourelle, located in Ithaca, New York, serves regional American cuisine and specializes in providing a farm-to-table dining experience. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The Bistro at La Tourelle provides takeout and catering services for its customers convenience.

The restaurant offers vegetarian and gluten-free options for individuals with dietary restrictions.

Update 5/2/2021: The Bistro is now operating out of the farmhouse, formerly John Thomas Steakhouse, located directly in front of La Tourelle Hotel for dine in, take out, and covered outdoor seating as well as outdoor seating!

Top review
CarolH
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Great food. One person had brunch the other lunch. Excellent service.
A photo of Factory by Beer Tree Brew restaurant
4.1
4.1 (25)
$31 to $50
Brewery
Binghamton
About the restaurant
Flipped from a former SEARS building to a state-of-the-art restaurant, Factory by Beer Tree Brew is Beer Tree’s second location. Home to our 20-barrel brewing system and our primary production and packaging facility for all Beer Tree brews. Our two story building features a beer hall downstairs, an open concept restaurant upstairs with a wood fired pizza oven and a 3500 sq ft deck. Hand-painted murals and floor-to-ceiling windows compliment our modern industrial-inspired architecture. Equipped with 24 tap lines, we can assure you we’ll keep the good times flowing!
Top review
Fitch
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
We had a really good server. Food was quick. Great menu selections and food was good.
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