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cvail70 Oct 24th, 2005 05:10 AM

Breakfast Buffets in NYC?
I have found lots of brunches on Sundays, but are there any good breakfast buffets that you would recommend? Nothing fancy, but we do really like omelet bars.

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 06:04 AM

I've never seen a breakfast buffet in Manhattan.

Brunches are order off the menu and not buffet.

travelgirl_67 Oct 24th, 2005 06:06 AM

The only buffet I've been to in NYC is the Waldorf's Sunday's a pricey buffet but worth it!

Pat2003 Oct 24th, 2005 06:11 AM

<Brunches are order off the menu and not buffet.>

GoTravel, are brunches always ordered off the menu and not buffet?.

Or maybe only in New York City? I know of at least one nice buffet brunch

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 06:19 AM

There are a few but it isn't like most cities where most all hotels have a brunch buffet.

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 06:21 AM

travelgirl, the only buffet the Waldorf serves is Mon-Fri. They don't serve the buffet on the weekends.

travelgirl_67 Oct 24th, 2005 06:52 AM

The grand buffet in Peacock Alley on Sunday's at the Waldorf will open back up in November (which I'm guessing you'll be there either during or after). It did close down a little while back but will open then. Their other restaurant Oscar's does serve a buffet 7 days a week and a la carte brunch on Sunday. Oscar's is nice but not as expensive as the Peacock Alley brunch. Enjoy your trip to NYC!

mclaurie Oct 24th, 2005 07:16 AM

Buffets are not big in NYC. There is a previous thread on this topic here somehwere ;). Brasserie 8 1/2 does one on Sundays (or weekends) and some of the jazz/gospel brunch venues like BB Kings and maybe Iridium are buffet. You may find some of the hotels do buffets.

Pat2003 Oct 24th, 2005 07:40 AM

What is so special about buffets anyway? Quantity, I guess

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 07:41 AM


Oscar's American Brasserie
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch

Oscar's at the Waldorf=Astoria delightfully marries neighborhood gathering place and stylish brasserie with all of the amenities of one of New York's landmark hotels. In the morning, bountiful American and Continental breakfast buffets are offered, as well as an eclectic a la carte menu that includes Japanese cuisine and a Low Carbohydrate Breakfast. At lunch, diners are impressed by Chef Michael Bourquin's buffet, which offers quick convenience, in addition to an extensive a la carte menu for those looking to enjoy a more leisurely afternoon. Oscar's three course prix-fixe dinner specials, quarterly micro brew beer dinners and seasonal menus consistently delight New York diners, as well as "out of towners". Located on the corner of 50th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Monday - Friday
Saturday and Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Buffet served until 11:00 a.m.)
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Buffet served until 12:30 p.m.)
Monday - Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Buffet until 2:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday only)
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dress Attire: Casual. Please call (212)-872-4920 for reservations or more information, email us at [email protected], or CLICK HERE to make your reservation online.

I called and Oscars only serves the buffet Monday through Friday.

murreca Oct 24th, 2005 07:41 AM

Forget buffets in NYC, the best brunch ever is the "Mariachi Brunch" at Chango in the Gramercy/Flatiron district. About $15 for a fantastic frittata or french toast, which includes all-you-can-drink mimosas (5 flavors) and bloody mary's, as well as an amazing bread basket with flavored butter. Also, the mariachi band plays fantastic background music. It's lots of fun and the atmosphere is great!

cvail70 Oct 24th, 2005 09:34 AM

It's probably best that I don't do a buffet, but just to explain so you'll understand why it's something I enjoy...I'm a bodybuilder and doing a show in NYC on Saturday. Then we're taking a couple of days to sightsee, and let me just say that eating is going to be a big enjoyment for me after the show! :-)

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 09:50 AM

Aha! I understand completely since I used to be a personal trainer.

Hit Becco Saturday after the show.

Chefs choice tableside presentation all you can eat home made pasta. Insanely good, $21.95 per person.

nytraveler Oct 24th, 2005 09:54 AM

Buffets are generally not popular in NYC - we prefer food to be fresh - not steam table laid out in advance - except for salad bars in delis.

Have never seen a buffet breakfast except at a private event - and would avoid it at all costs. Freshly cooked food is simply much better.

cvail70 Oct 24th, 2005 10:01 AM

GoTravel - I'm assuming the show will wrap up between 10-11 p.m. Do you know if John's Pizza would be open that late by chance? I'm thinking pizza would be a good thing, not to mention I'll have all that goop on me and be in my sweats!

budzilla Oct 24th, 2005 10:20 AM

The Parker Meridien Hotel used to have a nice breakfast buffet. Might still.

bill_boy Oct 24th, 2005 10:48 AM


You may be refering to Norma's at Le Parker Meridian. It's not a buffet. Pretty good brunch, a bit over the top, but quite good.

budzilla Oct 24th, 2005 01:43 PM

No, not Norma's. It was in a different space in the hotel.

elaine Oct 24th, 2005 05:30 PM

There is a Crowne Plaza Hotel , Broadway at 49th St. I once met people for breakfast there, and they offered a pretty nice buffet, including omelets.

otto Jan 9th, 2006 11:42 AM

i often give nyc advice as i live her, but i find myself asking for suggestions this time! i thought i'd have a brunch for my 30th birthday this year. i've done brunch at the water club, wonderful! want it on the east side. but what about serendipity? any other good hotel suggestions? thanks!

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