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post #31 of 50
I loved Luzzo's when I was there. The one in East Village, I think.
post #32 of 50
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Ate at Kin Shop last week and this may sound weird but I don't know if I like the place or not.
Small, edited menu, but the food didn't impress me that much. The staff is very indifferent. Everything we tried that the waiter suggested was mediocre. Might go back for another try but I'm not in a hurry.
Still haven't found NY style pizza in NY that is better than I can get elsewhere.
How about going to Babbo?

It sounds like they still might be trying to get their wheels, and they are not quite there yet. I may hold off until next visit.

You may be right RE: pizza but for me it's more about nostalgia. Every time I've been (for leisure) I get pizza and Katz's/2nd Avenue Deli. Pizza may be replicated but a NY Deli cannot.

I ate at Babbo a couple of years ago, and while it was very good, I'd rather eat somewhere I haven't been. I honestly am not sure if I'll ever go back.
post #33 of 50
I second Sorella -- make sure to save room for the salted carmel cheesecake served over a chocolate covered pretzel with a side of milk sorbet.

Though this could devolve into a long debate, my favorite pizza in the city can be found on the 'Shroomtown (marinara with cheese, white truffle oil, portobellow, shitake and button mushrooms) at Vezzo, Spunto, and Posto (all have the same menu).

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post #34 of 50
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That pizza looks great.

Sorella or Barbuto or both?

What about Cafe Boulud for Sunday brunch? I was thinking we could hit that and then do the Met/Park in the afternoon.
post #35 of 50
Both (if you don't mind doing Italian twice)

Cafe Boulud: food is great, ambiance is geriatric IME. I would rather go to the other side of the park at Jean-Georges or Nougatine
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Cafe Boulud: food is great, ambiance is geriatric IME. I would rather go to the other side of the park at Jean-Georges or Nougatine

+1, though on the east side I'd say Cafe Boulud is the best. Brunch for $39 is a good deal, but watch out for the $19 mimosas plain.gif.

On the west side, it's a toss up between JG, Nougatine, Bar Boulud, and Boulud Sud. I had a really great brunch at Boulud Sud a few months ago.
post #37 of 50
I think JG is closed on Sunday's though, so that could weigh into his decision.
post #38 of 50
Nougatine is a better setting for a Sunday brunch anyway
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Both (if you don't mind doing Italian twice)
Cafe Boulud: food is great, ambiance is geriatric IME. I would rather go to the other side of the park at Jean-Georges or Nougatine

Italian is my favorite, so I don't mind, coupled with the fact that the cuisine appears different enough. I feel geriatric these days, so perhaps Cafe Boulud will work.
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+1, though on the east side I'd say Cafe Boulud is the best. Brunch for $39 is a good deal, but watch out for the $19 mimosas plain.gif.
On the west side, it's a toss up between JG, Nougatine, Bar Boulud, and Boulud Sud. I had a really great brunch at Boulud Sud a few months ago.

If you could eat at any of them, which would it be?
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If you could eat at any of them, which would it be?

I would need a four sided coin to toss, but at the moment I'm craving some Bar Boulud. Tomorrow might be Nougatine, who knows. Any of them will be great.

If you're on the west side, stop by Epicerie Boulud to pick up some snacks and sweets.
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Nougatine is a better setting for a Sunday brunch anyway

Ah, I was referring to the entire space. Didn't know Nougatine stayed open.
post #42 of 50
Another option - more casual - is Bouchon Bakery, with nice views across the circle and onto the park
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I would need a four sided coin to toss, but at the moment I'm craving some Bar Boulud. Tomorrow might be Nougatine, who knows. Any of them will be great.
If you're on the west side, stop by Epicerie Boulud to pick up some snacks and sweets.

Probably will do Cafe Boulud then, given the proximity to the Museum.
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Another option - more casual - is Bouchon Bakery, with nice views across the circle and onto the park

I want to do one "nicer" brunch on Sunday. I'm not much of a breakfast guy, so I'll probably just grab a bagel the other days.
post #45 of 50
or you could hit up the modern after or before the moma. and if bouchon bakery is too low brow nougatine has outdoor seatings that could be nice depending on the weather
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