Joseph Leonard

 

170 Waverly Place

American $$$

Resy two weeks in advance (except brunch)

Walk-ins only with texting

Joseph Leonard is everything you want in your neighborhood brunch spot. It’s behind the same people as Bar Sardine, Fedora, Jeffrey’s Grocery, and Simon & the Whale…if that means anything.

 Egg croissant sandwich with sriracha brussels sprouts

Egg croissant sandwich with sriracha brussels sprouts

The atmosphere is very laid back and the menu is never overwhelming + I like it best for brunch. If you’re in the mood to drink, they have a few Bloody Mary options (one even has bacon wrapped brussels sprouts!) and breakfast cocktails.

Joseph Leonard_Menu

We walked in before noon and were immediately seated at the bar (but the rest of the seats were taken in the ~30 seat restaurant). We started with the zucchini bread (not on the menu) and then split the egg croissant sandwich (OMG) and the Saucisson a l’Ail which come with pork and garlic sausage, fried eggs, hashbrowns, and arugula with crème fraîche. Egg sandwich was definitely a standout and I loved the sausage as well but make sure you ask what specials they have. You can make a reservation for up to five people for lunch or dinner (not weekend brunch) but a majority of people are walk-ins. Lotssssssss of regulars frequent here

 Zucchini bread with honey butter

Zucchini bread with honey butter

 Saucisson a l’Ail: pork and garlic sausage, fried eggs, hashbrown, crème fraîche, arugula

Saucisson a l’Ail: pork and garlic sausage, fried eggs, hashbrown, crème fraîche, arugula