By The Foodies
Café Buenos Aires
23 Wall St., Huntington
Like a little South American flair with your morning? At Café Buenos Aires, a prix-fixe $22.95 comes with exotic tastes, traditional bites and a glass of sangria, a Bellini, Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Champagne, orange or apple juice and coffee or tea. Get staples like waffles and fruit with bacon and roasted potatoes, or Argentinean traditions. Things that catch our eye include: Argentine Toast stuffed with brie cheese and quince jam and sides of chorizo. Can’t decide? Try tapas for breakfast; the trio sampler has breaded shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, a pancake topped with ham, cheese and a fried egg, and Papas Provencal with garlic aioli. The lunch-side of the brunch menu is complete with paella, seafood and sandwiches and tapas. Served on Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
12 Gerard St., Huntington
Taste from the farm are what brunch is about at Mac's Steakhouse. The “Farmer’s Brunch” features homemade breads and pastries, natural foods, homemade soups and sauces. Or, go the traditional route with dishes like Eggs Florentine and omelets, or the more adventurous Southwestern Steak Wrap or Lobster Quesadilla. Served on Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Black & Blue
65 Wall St., Huntington
Brunch at Black & Blue has all the things we love about dinner with all the things we love about breakfast thrown in on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s the flash-fried Thai Calamari and jalapeno poppers, but also French toast (croissant/Challah/cranberry nut/nutella and banana), pancakes (apple cinnamon/Banana’s Foster/three berry/banana chip/sweet potato), or an array of omelets. Sandwiches include old-fashioned Reubens and Monte Cristos, or grab a burger or a wrap. Don’t forget the $7 bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas!
437 East Main St., Centerport
Enjoy brunch with a beautiful view at Mill Pond on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Choices are fresh, healthy and always tops. A favorite of ours is the Southwest Quinoa Salad with avocado, black beans, queso fresco and cherry tomato salsa. For delicious takes on traditional brunch staples, the lobster omelette is loaded with Maine lobster meat, scallions, smoked gouda and creme faiche, while the crème brulee French toast gets a bump with real Vermont maple syrup. Burgers, salads, and other common brunch dishes are on the menu as well.
44 Main St., Northport
A contemporary American brunch is served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes Eggs Benedict, a Gruyere Cheese Omelet, Challah French Toast, Belgian Waffles, Oatmeal, or, what we have our eye on: the Bistro 44 Marinated Skirt Steak and Eggs. Other entrées include the Croque Monsieur (Black Forest ham, melted Gruyère cheese sandwich with baby greens) and a Grilled Chicken and Avocado Club. Check out the sleek setting, or enjoy it on the patio.