New East Village Wine Bar Offers Unlimited Booze at Brunch

Photo: Courtesy Absinthe Wine Bar

Atlas Café owner Walid Hammami soft-opened his new venture, Absinthe Wine Bar, a few weeks ago, but brunch service begins tomorrow. The East Village spot serves small plates for dinner (the grilled lamb slider is worth a try), but the brunch is $11 for food, juice, and coffee, and an extra $9 for “unlimited” drinks of the mimosa-sangria-bellini variety. Sounds like trouble on a budget! We’ve got the menu after the jump.


$11 each includes orange juice & coffee or tea

Spanish Croque Madame
Chorizo, gruyere, manchego, herbed steak frites

Duck Hash
Maple glazed duck confit, poached eggs, hollandaise, harissa potatoes

Salmon Benedict
North Atlantic smoked salmon, mini wheat bagels, poached eggs, spiced dill hollandaise, roast garlic hash

Mashed Green Plantains
Sherry-pickled red onions, grilled merguez, halumi cheese fried organic egg

Brioche French Toast
Whipped orange cream cheese, orange preserve

Spanish Bruschetta
Baby arugula, shaved manchego

Lamb Club Sandwich
Triple decker of lamb confit, roast tomatoes, provolone cheese, spicy steak fries

Frisée & Arugula
Pears, toasted walnuts, pomegranate, Dijon vinaigrette

French-Style Baked Eggs
Leeks, chorizo

Steak & Eggs
Grilled marinated skirt steak, egg, mini muffin, frisée

Absinthe Omelet
Choice of: Cheddar, jack or goat cheese; spinach; roasted red pepper; mushroom; caramelized onion; or tomato; side of roast potatoes

Buttermilk Pancakes
Seasonal fruit

$4 each or $9 unlimited

Pineapple Mimosa
Mixed Berry Bellini
Pomegranate Mint Bellini
Absinthe Sangria
Mint Coconut Sparkler
prosecco, coconut juice, mint syrup, fresh lime juice

Absinthe Wine Bar; 111 First Ave., nr. 6th St.; 212-777-0440

New East Village Wine Bar Offers Unlimited Booze at Brunch