The Great Outdoors

Water Taxi Beach and Vinegar Hill House Add Alfresco Brunches

Photo: Courtesy of Vinegar Hill House; Melissa Hom

Water Taxi Beach at South Street Seaport tells us it’s starting a “dance brunch” from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. every Sunday. D.J. Austin will spin hip-hop, bebop, and shimmy while a few items are added to the regular menu: cheese omelettes and danishes, and Bellinis, prosecco, and sparkling wine. We’re staying away from the “family-size” danish and the Skee Ball machines that keep eating our change (!!), but here’s what we’re really excited about: In addition to now being open on Mondays, Vinegar Hill House has also started serving brunch from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, meaning that if you don’t want to face the eternal wait at Freemans, you can find a similar vibe (not to mention former Freemans chef Jean Adamson’s poached eggs) in Dumbo. Some added incentive to spring for the cab fare: A couple of weeks ago, the restaurant opened the back garden you see here. The brunch menu is below.

Update: Water Taxi Beach tells us it has fixed the Skee Ball glitch.

Eggs & Tomato
Parmesan, toast

Ful Medames
poached eggs, Persian cucumber, black olives, lemon

Angela’s Sourdough Pancake
fresh ricotta, caramelized banana’s

English Pea Ravioli
pecorino, butter, mint

Smoked Trout
crème fraîche, celery, radish

Boston Lettuce Salad
1000 Island dressing

Strained Yogurt
strawberry-rhubarb preserves,
granola bar

Roasted Potatoes

Pork Sausage Patties

Bacon Strips
maple vinegar glaze

Half Grapefruit
ginger syrup
Water Taxi Beach and Vinegar Hill House Add Alfresco Brunches