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Brunch - New York City

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by JSC437, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. JSC437

    JSC437 Well-Known Member

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    What are you favorite places to have brunch?

    It seems like i have been going to Prune and ABC Kitchen lately. Need some new places to check out. Would appreciate suggestions. Thanks
     
  2. gdl203

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    Caffe Falai
    Five Points
    Cafe Noir
    Perry St (poached eggs & smoked salmon there [​IMG])
    Cookshop
    Bouley
    Artisanal
    202 (great english breakfast)
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    I quite enjoy brunch at Maialino followed by a walk in the park [​IMG]
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Another go-to brunch is to get one or two oeufs a la coque + the tuscan plate at Pain Quotidien. One of my very favorite meals for a Sat/Sun lunch.
     
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    I hate brunch. Everything about it. The people, the crowd, the wait, ugh.

    But I guess Norma's and Cafe Gitane in the Jane are decent enough.
     
  6. FiveFiveFive

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    haganah -- maybe you hate brunch because you're going to places like Norma's. the only thing i liked there was the orange juice.

    jsc4president -- there's a pretty good spot across from Prune called Joe Doe. i love the chilaquiles there, and if you care, the chef won an episode of "Chopped" on Food Network. and shopsin's in the Essex St. Market is always really, really good if you're willing to wait in line for 30-40 minutes and put up with the crappy service.

    if you're near Tribeca, Locanda Verde might have the best brunch in the city.
     
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    cask on 33rd, good food
     
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    Would also throw Hundred Acres out there, believe it is the same people as Cookshop and Five Points.
     
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    The standard Grill. Creamy Polenta w/ Broccli Rabe Sausage & a fried egg... wow.
     
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    I like Penelope on 33rd St and Lexington. The wait is long but it is definitely worth it.
     
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    I like Penelope on 33rd St and Lexington. The wait is long but it is definitely worth it.

    30/lex, penelope is good for lunch too.
     
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    haganah -- maybe you hate brunch because you're going to places like Norma's. the only thing i liked there was the orange juice.
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    Or maybe I dislike it for the reasons I stated.
     
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    Pastis: Food is good, atmosphere can be hit or miss depending on your taste, prices are $2-3 above average per plate due to the LW12th locale

    Tartine: Long wait sucks. Croque Monsieur is damn tasty. Better eggs can be found in other parts of the city
     
  16. JSC437

    JSC437 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for your help. I appreciate it.
     
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    I remember the days when Freemans was good...One of the best brunches I've experienced.
     
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    I remember the days when Freemans was good...One of the best brunches I've experienced.

    Freemans has to be the most stable kitchen in NYC. Same menu as always, putting out the same food. Surprised by your comment. I go there regularly as one of my neighborhood spots and haven't noticed any change.
     
  20. Johnny_5

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    Went there about a year ago with Mauro, Whodini, and Fok and we all loved it. About two months afterwards Mauro and myself returned and were pretty disappointed because they were missing many items on the menu, could not make certain cocktails, and the food was pretty blah. We had given them a couple of chances afterwards but continued to be disappointed.

    Maybe we just have bad luck? I had such a good experience the first time I would be willing to give them another shot.
     

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