Dining

Brunch, Meet Sunshine

Where to eat outdoors this weekend

Your forecast for the weekend: breezy and bright with a chance of waffles, side of sausage and a hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary or seven. Nothing makes the brunch rush more bearable than a nice table in the sun. These, in no particular order, are our picks for where to enjoy your midday meal in the great outdoors:

? The Cleveland
?The concrete city feels a million miles away from the ivy-strewn patio of Max Sussman's excellent Nolita spot. Try the duck sausage banh mi, mole fried rice and oyster and bone marrow omelet.

? Terroir at The Porch
Yes, the Highline is a guaranteed weekend traffic jam. But a table at Marco Canora and Paul Grieco's al fresco outpost with a glass of Riesling and a sandwich of duck ham and Taleggio in hand makes braving the crowd worth it.

? Maison Premiere
Come for the duck hash and poached egg and a Maison Bloody (with mirepoix and Creole spices), then linger under the plant-covered trellis until you're ready for an oyster- and absinthe-fueled second round.

? Saul at the Brooklyn Museum
Looking at Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party sure makes us hungry. Grab a seat at the outdoor patio and sink into soft-scrambled eggs and Bien Cuit croissants.

? DBGB
Brunch en plein air, Daniel Boulud-style means a feast of his signature sausages with eggs en cocotte, madeleines and rhubarby French toast.

? Roberta's
Pizza for breakfast--always a good idea, especially when it's the garlicky Lil' Stinker or egg- and prosciutto-topped Roy Rogers enjoyed in Bushwick storage container outdoor bliss.

? Cookshop
The Chelsea greenmarket-inspired standby's got brisket hash, a rampy frittata and five Bloody Marys on the menu, like the mezcal- and cilantro-laced Oaxaca Mary.

? The Cannibal
The closest you'll get to a picnic in Midtown: a long wooden table spread with lamb rillettes, merguez and country biscuits ladled with sausage gravy.

? Isabella's
This is not a mirage: Brunch bliss does exist on the Upper West Side. Sit under the canopy and go for one of the extensive Benedicts list (crab cake, filet mignon, smoked salmon) and a Bloody Maria with bacon-infused tequila.

? Pig & Khao
Your Lower East Side backyard--if your backyard had grilled pork jowls on the table and Leah Cohen in your kitchen. Fill up on Filipino-style chocolate pudding, Vietnamese bacon and N??c ch?m crepes and grapefruit "Pigronis."

The Cleveland 25 Cleveland Pl. New York NY 10012 212-274-0900 Terroir at The Porch W. 16th St. and 10th Ave. New York NY 10011 Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY 11249 Saul 200 Eastern Pkwy. Brooklyn NY 11238 718-935-9842 DBGB 299 Bowery New York NY 10003 212-933-5300 Roberta's 261 Moore St. Brooklyn NY 11206 718-417-1118 Cookshop 156 10th Ave. New York NY 10011 212-924-4440 The Cannibal 113 E. 29th St. New York NY 10016 212-686-5480 Isabella's 359 Columbus Ave. New York NY 10023 212-724-2100 Pig & Khao 68 Clinton St. New York NY 10002 212-920-4485

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