Last weekend was the first time we treated ourselves to brunch in the city since our wedding weekend. Hard to believe that in a few weeks, that will have been four months ago! The Heath is one of the venues associated with Sleep No More, an immersive theater experience we are both big fans of. We found ourselves plotting our next visit between rounds of brunch.
We’re on the McKittrick’s mailing list due to our multiple visits to Sleep No More. We get all of the notices of the fun activities at the McKittrick, Gallow Green, and The Heath – but this one was perfectly timed. For $35 a person, The Heath’s Saturday and Sunday Big Band Brunch includes an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, coffee or tea, and a complimentary mimosa. Not a bad deal. This is something you should definitely book in advance (it was sold out the day we went).
The trip up in the elevator took a bit – similar to the experience a few doors up at the McKittrick. Once we arrived at the top, we found ourselves facing a gentleman situated behind a faux newsstand façade who greeted us, checked us in, and directed us back towards the brunch space. We found a larger open room with a stage running along the interior width of the space. The band was in full swing. Once we were seated, we were directed to help ourselves to the brunch spread at our leisure and that our table reservation would run for 2 hours from the time of our reservation.
It was a great experience. I don’t think I’ve been to an all-you-can-eat brunch elsewhere in the city. It was nice to be able to try a bit of everything and enjoy the music throughout the meal. It was more rock than big band, but enjoyable just the same. Only complaint on the food would be the temperature. It was surprising to see no hot plates or burners underneath the dishes to keep them warm throughout. Otherwise, all was quite enjoyable.
And now, just to schedule that return visit to Sleep No More… that so must happen, sooner rather than later.
The Heath – 542 W 27th St (b/w 10th & 11th Avenues) – 212.564.1662