HELP:best Indian? breakfast/brunch on Upper East Side?
- Tammy Birk
Hope that the chowhound readers can direct me to one of
the better Indian restaurants in town. We're staying
at a midtown location, but are willing to trek anywhere
for a Saturday dinner if you feel that the food
warrants it. Would also like suggestions for a Sunday
breakfast/brunch on the Upper East Side. We'll be
heading to the Jewish Museum, so anything en route
would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance for your
re: Jim Leff
i agree with jim as far as indian goes. as for brunch
on the upper east side, of the places i've been,i think
your best bet is sarabeth's on madison b/w 92 and 93 or
yura & co, which is on 92 and 3rd ave., and also a new
one which i haven't been to on 92 and madison. some
people like the vinegar factory but i think the place
is overrated and pricey. good luck.
Thanks for directing me to the site index; I found a
number of Indian options (Mavalli Palace? Dawat? Surya?
Pondicherry? Vatan? It's paralyzing.). As for
breakfast, I've heard a lot about Sarabeth's and the
Vinegar Factory--but little about Yura and Co. Can you
say more? Thanks again.
re: Tammy Birk
I thought Sarabeth's was good but not great (scones are top-notch, for example, but waffles and pancakes are uninspiring). I vastly prefer Le Pain Quotidien, 1131 Madison Avenue, 327-4900, a Belgian bakery/brunchery with a pleasant atmosphere (dig the communal table in the front) and killer sandwiches and muffins.
re: Robert Sietsema
can't say too much about yura as it's been a couple
months since i've been there, but i will say that what
i had there was very good and everything's fresh (they
bake on the premises) and it's always packed (which is
why i haven't eaten there in a couple months).
one thing about le pain quotidien, you should know that
what they serve there is not your "typical" brunch
fare. basically i think it's a lot of sandwiches,
individual pastries and stuff like cheese plates, very
european. don't expect the lumberjack breakfast with
pancakes, eggs, bacon etc. (although i think they do
have soft boiled eggs). it'd be a good idea to check
out the menu before you sit down so you know what's up.
what they have there is good though, you just have to
be in the mood for it.
re: Peter Flom
"I didn't see this Indian mentioned when I searched, so
I'll add it here:"
Hey, peter, thanks for posting. Just to set one thing straight: we discourage people from asking overly broad QUESTIONS that have been endlessly discussed elsewhere ("where's a good place to eat in the village?", et al), but everyone's ALWAYS welcome to chime in with an opinion or recommendation of a given restaurant, even if it's had lots of discussion. We love it when people (epecially new faces like yourself) offer their opinions!
so I'm glad you've posted about Salaam bombay (which I hear is a more-than-decent lunch buffet, if not a particularly serious restaurant), but you needn't have searched first...every posting doesn't have to be unique!