7. Felix

Neighborhood: Soho
 340 West Broadway

There are those of us who can afford to jetset to the French Rivera anytime we have a craving for a Croque Madame—the rest of us go to Felix, where your typical French bistro becomes boisterous thanks to a killer DJ, and the pitchers of mojitos and sangria don't hurt either.

As expected, Felix has a mainly European clientele, which means any given Sunday the soccer fanatics take over the place, bringing a different sort of brunch energy. Think less rowdy chair-dancing, more rambunctious cheering. Also important to know, Felix only accepts AmEx or cash, because Europeans are like that.