Best NYC brunch

Apr 18th, 2007, 12:28 PM
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Best NYC brunch

Some friends and I are going to New York and wondering if anyone could recommend a good brunch spot. Good food and atmosphere.
Thanks!
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Apr 18th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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A neighborhood and per person price range would be helpful.
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Apr 18th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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and do you want something upscale or casual and relaxed? What is your definition of good atmosphere? Trendy?
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Apr 19th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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???
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Apr 19th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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It depends on where you are going to be in the city, because most restaurants here do brunch.

Try menupages.com for tons of suggestions.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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I will probably get flamed for this, but I don't agree that menupages is all that helpful.

There are hundreds of restaurants in many locations and I have spent hours (literally) making lists and tracking down locations. But I don't feel comfortable with the list.

I still vastly prefer a recomendation from a local on this newsgroup (or others) who I feel like I know (from the past posts etc) at least a little bit, over the anonymous recommendations for the menupages.

I usually throw away the top and bottom, but still I wonder if someone has a grudge or just who is giving the rec as so many are anonymous.

I have about 15 places that we will try to eat in, but I have to say that they are all given by locals from here and gleaned from trip reports that give some details.

Just my 2 cents!
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Apr 19th, 2007, 04:33 PM
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If I'm looking for a new restaurant, I always look at the number of reviews. If a restaurant has 15+ reviews and still 4.5 stars, then I'm willing to gamble on it.

If I'm looking just for a menu to corroborate a restaurant recommendation, then it doesn't matter.
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Apr 19th, 2007, 05:54 PM
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try BALTHAZAR 80 Spring St.
215 965-1414
brunch Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good !!!!!!
you will thank me !
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Apr 19th, 2007, 06:58 PM
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Sarabeth's
11 Madison Park
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Apr 20th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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Cookshop
Aquagrill
Five Points
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Apr 21st, 2007, 01:54 AM
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We're looking for a nice brunch place. Great food and good atmosphere, but not too stuffy. Thank you!
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Apr 21st, 2007, 02:12 AM
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Park Avenue Cafe (63 St.).
 
Apr 30th, 2007, 03:33 AM
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We tried Balthazar, but they didn't have space available. We're going in a couple weeks.
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Apr 30th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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We had a really good time and good food for dinner at Artisanal. They do weekend brunches. You would probably need a reservation. See site and our impressions below:
Artisanal Fromagerie and Bistro
2 Park Avenue (32nd Street), New York, NY 10016 Ph: 212.725.8585

http://www.artisanalbistro.com
http://www.seetheglobe.com/modules/w...?cid=6&lid=352
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May 2nd, 2007, 07:29 PM
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eatery is great for casual, plus the food is excellent.
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May 2nd, 2007, 07:54 PM
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Elephant & Castle on Greenwich Ave. used to do a nice brunch. I haven't been there in years, so you might want to look it up.

Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy Park is also good for brunch, but there's usually a line to get in. It's cozy inside. The atmosphere of both these places is pretty casual back.
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