Pancakes go Dutch
This year, New York has expressed its admiration for its Dutch roots by celebrating everything from bicycles to markets. But our favorite way to pay homage to the Netherlands: pancakes.
Numerous styles of the breakfast treat, from the German-style pfannkuchen to the true Dutch pannekoek, are appearing all over town.
Prune It’s not just the Bloody Marys that draw in a brunch crowd: Prune’s skillet-toasted sweet cake is the stuff of dreams, its crispy exterior hiding a fluffy, blueberry-studded core. 54 E. First St. (between First and Second aves.); 212-677-6221 or prunerestaurant.com
Resto Though the restaurant is best known for its porky provisions and esoteric beer list, Resto’s sweetly named Dutch Baby warrants a morning visit. The whipped batter renders a craggy lip and soft, sunken middle--the perfect vessel for lemon juice and powdered sugar. And just because it’s breakfast, that doesn’t mean you can’t order a beer, too. 111 E. 29th St. (at Park Ave.); 212-685-5585 or restonyc.com
Roebling Tea Room This pannekoek-like creation (pictured) is a flapjack on steroids. Expansive, pleasantly spongy and sweetened with jewel-colored pears and apples, the whole thing is topped with a creamy dollop of spiced butter; ask for a side of apple butter and a slice of lemon as well. 143 Roebling St. (at Driggs Ave.) Brooklyn; 718-963-0760 or roeblingtearoom.com
Sullivan Diner Head to this West Village mainstay for its at-any-hour version of Dutch pancakes. More thick crepe than cake, these plate-covering confections come in savory combinations like maple and bacon or goat cheese with dried tomatoes and spinach. 169 Sullivan St. (at MacDougal St.); 212-228-6091 or sullivandiner.com