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lori myers Sep 21, 1999 08:51 PM

Where should we go for a fabulous brunch on a Sunday morning. We NOT want to have to dress up and we DO want a place that takes reservations. Also we do NOT want a buffet. Thanks! We are so looking forward to our annual weekend in NYC with no kids!

  1. m
    michael Sep 22, 1999 11:17 AM

    In mid-town, you might want to try Metropolitan Cafe
    on 1st Ave. nice selection at brunch and a really
    beautiful outdoor garden dining area if the weather is
    nice.

    1. j
      j gold Sep 22, 1999 10:30 AM

      There is sort of a sleepy majesty to brunch at the Odeon. It's utterly uncrowded, the waitresses who were kind of snotty the night before are relaxed and friendly, and the place makes undeniably good omelets and such. Although nothing is ever going to pry me away from the endive salad with roquefort and lardons.

      1. l
        Liza Sep 22, 1999 09:29 AM

        Well, as long as it's brunch and not ANY other meal,
        you could try Bubby's on Hudson and No. Moore in
        Tribeca. It's very kid friendly with large portions.
        Sorta hideous bathrooms, though, and NOT recommended
        for any other time of day, if you ask me. Another
        Tribeca locale serving terrific brunch is Capsouto
        Freres on Washington Street. Great omelets and the
        interior is lovely.

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        1. re: Liza
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          jen kalb Sep 22, 1999 02:21 PM

          Drove past Bubby's a couple Sundays ago about 1pm
          while heading for the Holland Tunnel- and the sidewalk
          was absolutely swarmed with people. Looked like a
          massive singles scene. Maybe I should have posted this
          in "not about food" - since I know nothing about their
          food - but it didn't look like these folks were there
          about food either.

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