Brunch in Greenwich Village: Banter restaurant
A very special friend of mine was here in New York a few weeks ago and we did several things together. She loves brunch and, on her last day here, on a Sunday, we decided to meet to have brunch together. I used my favorite tool to search for restaurants here in New York: FourSquare. I opened the app and searched for brunch in Lower Manhattan, near Soho, the place we chose to meet. Because of the great rating and pictures of the dishes, we chose Banter.
The restaurant is not very big and does not accept reservations. It has a super charming decoration. We scheduled to meet at 11.30 a.m. and we didn’t waited for a long time to get a table for four people. The concept of the place is pretty cool: the owners, Nick and Josh wanted to create a kind of “sanctuary” in Manhattan where anyone could come and enjoy great food and great coffee. The Banter is recent: it opened at the end of 2016 and is in the heart of Greenwich Village.
The restaurant is open from 8 am to 6 pm with a menu that is served all day. Options include granola, french toast, salads, egg dishes, burgers, and sandwiches. All with affordable prices, ranging from $ 7 to $ 15. Our orders were the pulled pork sandwich (cooked for 12 hours), served with sweet potato fries ($ 5), the chicken burger, also served with sweet potato fries ($15), and the Golden Folded Eggs (with egg, avocado, prosciutto). The dishes were super well-served – I didn’t eat everything! – and very well prepared, delicious! We left the place super satisfied. If you want to check out the complete menu, click here.
The coolest thing about Banter is the fact that the menu is fixed and at any time of day – from breakfast to the end of the day – you can enjoy the options available. We loved our brunch there and it certainly is a place I would go back to!
Address: 169 Sullivan Street.
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.