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The Sunburnt Cow

137 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
(212) 529-0005
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Ranked #6,230 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
East Village
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing. If you choose to sit indoors the dim lights, the extremely loud music and friendly staff will make your experience awesome. The food is expensive but the atmosphere makes it totally worth it.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's one of the quintessential brunch spots in the East Village. Lines are long but can be worth it. The food is good, I always go for the burger with a fried egg atop, and service is quick but friendly. One of the few places that allow unlimited beer with your brunch.

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New York, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I wasn't expecting the food to be amazing since they are famous for all you can drink brunch. The eggs benedict was satisfying but nothing exceptional. This place is definitely fun on a saturday morning and well worth it for an all you can drink brunch. The service was very attentive and you truly get your monies worth with strong... More

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Friends and I went for their booze brunch. You are provided with two option prices for meals. $10 or $15, unlimited drinks are $10 extra. The food was very good once we got it but the kitchen did have quite a few mix ups. I think this was due to everyone charging the restaurant at noon, when the doors opened.... More

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Roslyn Heights, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Ugly, dark, crowded interior. An investment in upholstery would be nice. The benches were all torn up and uncomfortable. Smoke blowing in from outside. The bar ran out of a number of tap beers, on a Friday night? Not an environment I'd like to return to.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This cow is dark inside. Better for the young crowd. Was not very inviting. Nice selection of beers on tap, No chilled mugs. Beer was't cold. Didn't stay for food.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

I recently went to the sunburnt cow for a Saturday brunch with a large group of friends. $20-25 for bottomless drinks (mimosas, screwdrivers, corkscrews) + your choice of brunch entree. The food is very good, particularly for the price. There is an excellent variety including pancakes, benedict, hamburger, omelette etc. The Queen Adelaide (poached eggs with salmon and avocado on... More

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San Francisco
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Well--with unlimited mimosas and near a university, what do you expect? This place is dark, small, and very crowded with people lining the walls for hours waiting for a place to sit. We got lucky--after being told it would be an hour and a half, we were seated at the bar within 30 minutes. The food was awesome--eggs benedict, crab... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

Totally over-hyped. It leaves you confused and wondering if you are experiencing a wild party from the prior night, or if you just have a really bad hangover. It's a great place to go if you want to drink during the day, in the pitch darkness. Or if your solution for a hangover is to... just drink some more. They... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

I really don't understand the hype about this place. I've been a total of 2 times (once for afternoon drinks and once for brunch) and both times I wasn't overly impressed. It is SO ridiculously crowded - there are so many people packed into that tiny area it's crazy. The back area is a little better, as you can eat... More

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