July 30, 2017

33 Greenwich Debuts a Decadent, Southern-Inspired Brunch Menu

33 Greenwich—Restaurateur Danny Volk and Chef Anne Thornton's New Orleans-inspired restaurant—is now open for brunch with a mouthwatering menu full of Southern favorites.

by Nicole Haddad

Patio 33 Greenwich
33 Greenwich; Photograph by Morgan Ione Yeager.
33 Greenwich
33 Greenwich showcasing mural in background by Kelly Beeman;
Photograph by Reid Rolls.

You don't have to be from the South to know that there is rarely anything more deliciously satisfying than a Southern-style brunch. Especially when Chef Anne Thornton—formerly of Waverly Inn—is helming the kitchen. 33 Greenwich, a New Orleans-style restaurant that has made waves with its elevated classic Southern dinner offerings, has just started serving brunch. A swift look at the menu and the notion of enjoying a Fried Chicken & Beignet platter had us hopping on the train and heading over to the West Village eatery—a decision we did not regret!

Led by restaurateur and Upsider owner Danny Volk, the restaurant has a relaxed yet flirty atmosphere that instantly recalls the heady days of the Jazz Age. The design scheme, implemented by Kelly Framel and Zachary Lynd of fashion and hospitality consulting venture Kizmet, includes hand-painted tables, a 1920s-esque glamourous garden party mural by fashion illustrator Kelly Beeman, and custom drawings that decorate the bathroom by Lower East Side

Bananas Foster French Toast from 33 Greenwich
Bananas Foster French Toast; Photograph by Emely Fardo.

artist Joe Mesler. The menu itself is laden with mouthwatering options such as the Praline Cinnamon Roll (an utterly delicious dish you cannot leave without trying), Thornton's savory family recipe for a Breakfast Bread Pudding, Fried Green Tomatoes, a decadent Bananas Foster French Toast, Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits, and Vegetable Jumbalaya. Buttermilk Biscuits served with Pepper Honey Butter, Sour Cherry Almond Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, a Vegan Fruit & Granola parfait with coconut cream, and salads that sound so delicious it's almost hard to choose the unhealthier dishes—also beckon.

Baked Eggs at 33 Greenwich
Baked Eggs; Photograph by Emely Fardo.
DIY Mimosas 33 Greenwich
DIY Mimosas; Photograph by Emely Fardo.

On the cocktail side (a very important part of weekend brunches, let's be honest), bar director Darren Lampione keeps the playful vibes going in line with his former tenure at Montauk's The Surf Lodge. Guests can order fun DIY mimosas for the table that include a bottle of cava with orange, peach, and blood orange juices to mix, as well as flavorful cocktails with amusing names such as The Four Amaros, Vote for Pedro, and Lady Maralade. We fell in a bit in love with the Beet Street cocktail which features a refreshing mixture of Greenmark Vodka, beet shrub, ginger, and fresh lemon. The Garden Party cocktail—a summery mixture of rosé, cappelletti, salers, grapefruit bitters, and fresh lemon—comes in at a close second. All in all, it is a great place to add to your list of delicious restaurants to try, even if it is just for a taste of one of the best cinnamon rolls you will ever have.

33 Greenwich is located at 33 Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.

Praline Cinnamon Roll at 33 Greenwich
Praline Cinnamon Roll; Photograph by Emely Fardo.
Avocado Toast 33 greenwich
Avocado Toast; Photograph by Emely Fardo.

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