Eat & Drink New York City Restaurants

Brunching at The Wild Son

March 6, 2017

There’s obviously nothing I love better than a good brunch, especially if it’s enjoyed in the cutest little restaurant smack dab in the middle of the Meatpacking District.

Matt and I had actually passed The Wild Son a few weeks ago while drinking beers next door at The Brass Monkey, but I’d totally forgotten about it until I stumbled upon a picture of their pancakes on Instagram. All I can say is, thank goodness for NYC food bloggers!!

So on a sunny Saturday, we took the bus over to the other side of the city to get a bite to eat and explore the city afterward. And best of all was the fact that it was surprisingly warm for a day in February, so it was actually somewhat enjoyable for Matt to follow me around and listen while I pointed out places I want to live someday.

As any basic b*tch can tell you, the only way to start a meal that you know is going to be heavily caloric is to drink a green juice beforehand. Because that negates anything bad you put into your mouth afterward… Right?

The menu at The Wild Son is fresh with healthy-ish food, with dining options ranging from a dish that would thrill a meat lover to dishes that would excite a vegan.

For my meal I chose the ‘Good Morning Sunshine,’ which was a breakfast sandwich with a runny egg, pulled braised bacon, smashed avocado, and tomato/rosemary aioli, all on a brioche bun. So delicious but also very, very messy–I ended up having to eat most of my sandwich because it fell apart as soon as I took a bite.

The bacon was A+ though. I could have definitely eaten just a plate of it alone.

I have a confession to make though. I usually pride myself on picking out the best item on the menu but this time that honor definitely goes to Matt with his buttermilk pancakes with bananas and granola.

I’m literally drooling just thinking about them and I can be pretty picky when it comes to pancakes. I definitely need to try more sweets (rather than sticking with savory foods) while out to brunch from now on!

Here’s another shot of his pancakes, this time with syrup, just because I loved them so much.

With our stomachs full, we made our way back out into the sunny streets of Manhattan. Since it was so nice outside , we decided to walk home instead of taking the bus and spent the rest of the morning wandering around and popping into stores when we felt like it.

Are you more of a savory or sweet brunch person??


The Wild Son
53 Little West 12th Street
New York, New York 10014

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  • You go to the best restaurants! I am a sweet and savory brunch person. I want it all. πŸ™‚ These dishes look so delicious! Thanks for sharing Courtney!

    • I really need to branch out and start ordering sweet options while at brunch!! Matt’s pancakes were amazing!

  • Oh my gosh, all of this food looks amazing!!

    • Everything we ordered was delicious!

  • I’m definitely more a savory and Eddie is more sweet, haha. It actually sums up our personalities, too, haha. He’s the ultra nice guy and I’m the one trying to figure you out while talking to you, haha. Anyway, both dishes look absolutely amazing! I love that you keep sharing spots in NYC, it gives me and my mom so many places to try out when we just don’t know where to go for brunch or dinner. Ah, there’s nothing like walking around the streets of Manhattan aimlessly, you find the best shops that way! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great start to your week!



    • That is exactly how I would describe Matt as well, which is so funny!! Walking around Manhattan is my absolute favorite because no matter where you go, there’s always something new to see. Plus the West Village is so gorgeous so I love getting lost in that part of the city!

  • What a gorgeous place to have brunch at, the style of the place seems so cool and the food just made me super hungry!

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    • The Wild Son was such a cute brunch spot! I loved the white interiors with all of the plants!

  • This place is so cute! And can we talk about how amazing those pancakes look?! OMG! I’m all about a good brunch spot! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Matt’s pancakes were SO amazing! I’m not a huge pancake person and I was obsessed with them!

  • Violette

    What a brunch! It looks super delicious!

    • All of the food we ordered was amazing! Especially the pancakes!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You and Matt find the absolute best places to eat my friend! I always book mark all these so if someday I get in your neck of the woods, I can try some. Brunch is my favorite meal and this did not disappoint!

    • I really have to thank Instagram for all of the foodie recommendations, since I always get a little overwhelmed by how many places there are to eat in all over the city! I’m actually working on a spreadsheet now of all of the NYC restaurants I’d like to try since there are so many!

  • Katie Schubert

    Brunch is my fav! And this sounds like the perfect spot!

    Katie | Willow and White

    • Brunch is my absolute favorite meal of the week too!

  • Such a prefect lunch spot and the food looks amazing! I wouldn’t say I’m either, sometimes I like savory, other times sweets, it depends on my mood I guess!


    Tamara –

    • I’m usually a strictly savory brunch person but those pancakes really opened my eyes to what I might be missing!!

  • Rachel

    What a cute brunch spot! And the food looks and sounds delicious. Especially the tomato/rosemary aioli…yum!!

    xo, Rachel
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  • Rach

    i love finding good brunch spots! This place nails it! It looks so cute there and the food looks delicious!

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    love to see your picture are great…

  • I’m literally drooling looking at your photos!! So much nomz!!


  • Mary

    Your brunch looks so good. It’s one of my favorite things to do on the weekend and it makes me soon happy. I’m more of a savory person, but like you, sometimes I just gotta have the pancakes. Actually, my husband is okay with ordering 3 things between us so usually we get to try a few dishes.

    Love, Mary

  • I’m more of a savoury brunch person but those buttermilk pancakes look epic!

  • Oh my goodness, those pancakes. It’s making me so hungry rn!

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  • Olga Federico

    This food look amazing!Great post:-)

  • Such a cool space- and the food looks yummy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • I wouldn’t mind the pancakes at all. Hahah gosh, I can’t read your blog when I’m hungry. You always show so much yummy food! Xx

  • I hate it when sandwiches fall apart, but it sounds delicious nonetheless! Thanks for sharing xxx

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  • Shauna C

    Now we’re talking with those pancakes, WOW!! You always have the best food pics! πŸ™‚ My food is so boring lol


  • I love having brunch! Omg this looks so cute and so good πŸ™‚

  • Hanna

    The food looks so good! –Like Hanna

  • Didier Young

    This brunch place is so cute and the food looks darn delish!


  • I LOVE the interior, how adorable! Those pancakes look absolutely amazing.

  • That burger looked amazing πŸ˜€

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  • I love the photography in this post and the food looks amazing πŸ™‚ xx

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  • OMG I’m just drooling looking at the pics. Dang, is it lunchtime yet??

  • WhatWouldVWear

    The food looks so amazing! I’m literally drooling!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • What a fab brunch spot! I’m drooling over those pancakes too!

    Adrianna xx

  • jade

    This place looks so nice, and that food looks delish

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  • Merel van Poorten

    This place looks amazing! Can’t wait to visit.

    x Merel

  • Lovely review, I need to try this place! I’m totally a savory brunch person πŸ™‚
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    xo Annie
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  • This looks like the perfect place to enjoy a meal at on a sunny Saturday! Oh my gosh, I completely adore pancakes and these look delicious – great choice!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Hotel Chocolat Giveaway x

  • Holly

    This looks like the cutest place and those pancakes look incredible! x

  • Looks so nice! I could definitely eat the pancakes right now!

    Gemma x

  • The food looks amazingly yummy! I’m pretty 50/50 when it comes to sweet or savory brunches. It’s nice to mix it up! Loving these building shots, too. So pretty!

    Kathryn β€’

  • Omg those pancakes look so good. Inspires me to make these for breakfast tomorrow!
    happy Saturday doll!
    Xx, Caroline

  • La Veine

    This place looks so cool, and the food seems delicious! Such a great find πŸ™‚


  • This little restaurant looks so nice, I love the white tiling combined with the wood. And your brunch looks absolutely delicious, which reminds me I need to start making diner since it’s almost half past 6 in the evening where I am at πŸ™‚ XX

  • Zorica
  • Oh yum!!! This looks like a great meal!

  • Doreen’s Style Diary

    All the dishes look amazing. I’m getting hungry looking at these photos.

  • WhatWouldVWear

    This place looks amazing! I love the meatpacking district–so many good restaurants!
    Happy Monday, babe!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • What an adorable little spot! Matt’s pancakes look UNREAL, yum!

  • What a great review, thanks for sharing! Love your photos.

  • Brunch is always a good idea and this looks like a great place!
    I’m drooling over those buttermilk pancakes!
    Julia x

  • This place is so cute! and the food looks great!

  • This place looks like a lot of fun and those pancakes look kind of amazing πŸ˜‰

  • Ah yes, food bloggers are always helpful! Everything looks lovely.

  • This place looks so amazing. And those pancakes! I am seriously craving them right now. They def don’t do bunch here like they do in the US!


  • Laura

    Looks like great place and the pancakes look so yummy x

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