NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Brunch is a relaxing and enjoyable experience filled with good company, good drinks and an assortment of savory and sweet foods.

Belgian waffles, sausages, salmon, burgers, and fresh fruit are all standard items on a brunch menu. But if you are looking for a spot that takes these classic foods and turns them on their head then check out this list of must try New York City spots for brunch.

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Thistle Hill Tavern

Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn this seasonal restaurant offers classic brunch specialties including yogurt and fresh fruit, omelets, and burgers. But if you're looking to try something different order the donut French toast with orange marmalade and hazelnut.

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Dinner on Ludlow

Head to Delancey Street and enjoy some comfort food with a twist including cornflake crusted French toast, the buckwheat Belgian waffle, and the skillet pancakes, served in a small skillet with blueberry maple butter or vanilla-lemon Chantilly.

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Maison Kayser

Are you a French toast enthusiast? If so you'll love the brioche French toast served with berries and cream.

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Bleecker Kitchen & Co.

Described by Zagat as a "West Village newcomer," Bleecker Kitchen & Co offers a large menu filled with classic American cuisine at modest prices.

For those of you that enjoy a boozy-brunch you can order a variety of cocktails at the restaurant's bar.

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Lexington Brass

Zagat says this long established eatery on Lexington Ave. offers one of the best brunch deals around. Order a brunch tasting menu for two and a full bottle of cava and pay only $55.

Menu items include brass ale beer waffles, pumpkin spice gluten free waffles, eggs benedict royal, kale salad, and fried chicken and waffles.

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North River

Just opened this year, located on Fist Ave., North River's brunch menu is filled with classic American favorites and one out of the ordinary special that is not for calorie counters.

The Belly Donut is only offered late at night or on the weekend menus and consists of salt cured pork belly glazed with soy, miso and brown sugar, sandwiched between two halves of a coconut donut.

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Calliope

This East Village eatery offers an array of carb loaded goodies for brunch including scones with clotted cream, coffee cake, granola with apricot and yogurt egg and its German pancake.

This specialty is thin, buttery and banked then served in a cast-iron pan. 

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Hearth

This East Village restaurant offers a mix of American food with Italian influences. Try the buckwheat ricotta pancakes, tomato and egg bruschetta, veal and ricotta meatballs, or enjoy a helping of starters including apple cider donut holes, coffee cake, and banana chocolate muffins.

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The East Pole

You can find The East Pole on the Upper East Side and take advantage of its outdoor seating during the nice weather. While you are outside soaking up the sun, enjoy the Scotch egg, an egg wrapped in sausage or the Dutch apple pancake served with bourbon maple syrup.

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44 & X

Located in Hell's Kitchen, 44 & X offers patrons a wide open space with large windows, great for people watching while you enjoy their signature silver dollar pancakes served with fresh fruit, blueberry butter and sausage.

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