My friend and I have been on the hunt for now for new brunch spots in the East Village. Our big thing on Saturdays now is to hit up a new brunch spot every week and have a bloody mary with our breakfast before hitting up our french class. It's been great both for doing our homework before class and also getting slightly sauced so that the french starts flowing freely by the time we make it uptown for class!
This week's discover was a great success. I had walked past this spot before thinking that it looked cute but of course completely forgot about it until I found it online after a little digging around. Back Forty is a cute resto on Avenue B, around 13th, so nice and close by. When I walked in at 11:45 it was nice and quiet and waited at the bar. But before I knew it the space started to fill up. The interior is cool, simple and open.. rustic but modern. The bartender was super nice and gave me a breakdown of all the good stuff.. and I of course follows his recommends... I went with the over easy eggs and short rib hash which was awesome! The menu is small and tight and the portions are perfect size. We left feeling good but not stuffed which I love... and of course we left warm and fuzzy from the bloody mary, which by the way, was delicious!
190 Avenue B
New York, NY