Gothamist loves indulging in weekend brunch just as much as the next person, but the hour long lines that linger outside downtown favorites like Clinton Street Baking Co. and Prune, can drive even enthusiasts away. Head up Avenue B and you'll find yourself at Rue B, where an all-inclusive $10 covers a breakfast cocktail, endless cup of coffee, and generously sized entree, served without the rush of those scowling at you from the long line awaiting outside. "Eggs Corleone," a house variation of eggs benedict, is served atop sheer slices of prosciutto with slightly sweet blood orange hollandaise. Rosemary speckled hash browns accompany, though this can be replaced with a mixed green salad at one's request. Another entree pairs lightly grilled asparagus with freshly shaved parmagiano, two eggs cooked to order, and two thick wedges of toasted Italian bread. For those with a sweet tooth, vanilla french toast comes with a side of bacon (and for $2 more, two eggs), and fresh fruit pancakes arrive three-to-a-plate. With variations on reliable favorites, like fried eggs with truffle oil, and overstuffed omelettes filled with a smattering of meat, cheese, and vegetable fillings, Rue B offers both a satisfying menu and a leisurely weekend crowd happy to savor each bite.
Rue B is located at 188 Avenue B between 11th & 12th Streets and open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, with live music in the evenings. (212) 358-1700.