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  • nola chowhound Oct 6, 2001 06:03 PM
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Hey y'all. New Orleans visitor is looking for a cute, yet tasty, brunch spot in the West Village/Greenwich Village/Soho area. I'm looking for a place that isn't too crowded (ie, not EJ's), that has mimosas and won't rush you out the door if you want to linger over conversation. Thanks!

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  1. Went last week to one of my favorite Soho places,Quilty's on Prince Street. Good mimosas,good tea and coffee. The menu is pretty extensive:eggs,buttermilk pancakes,salmon hash,serrano ham and gruyere sandwich,french toast and a few unusual things like lamb.Very tasty bread basket include addictive scones. Nice relaxing setting,good service.Named Quilty's after a character in "Lolita".

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    1. re: howard

      felix , in soho, has quite a wait, but fun atmosphere and they don't rush you off.

      1. re: r.l.

        I've had good luck at Home on Cornelia. The heated patio is nice for single diners.

        1. re: Vordygal

          weak food . . . i would lean towards paris commune or pastis (sure they have attitude but it is open, airy and the food is solid)

    2. Grange Hall is a pretty reliable place, kind of NY meets the midwest. Hearty stuff and light stuff. I remember the lamb barley soup to be very good and the quickbreads that they bring were nice. Beautiful location too.

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      1. re: iron frank

        Guys -

        She specifically asked for a place that isn't too crowded. Without discussing the food (which is very up-and-down) or the service (which can be rushed), I can think of no other brunch place in the city that is MORE crowded (and noisy) than Grange.

      2. if you're not out the door already, i second the GRANGE HALL suggestion. MIRACLE GRILL and PARIS COMMUNE are also nearby and popular for brunch, below is a link for MG. the LE GAMIN CAFE mini-chain of restaurants and PASTIS in the meatpacking area will let you linger all you want. sorry but these are all usually quite busy for brunch. remember to post again and let us know how you did please.

        Link: http://miraclegrillny.citysearch.com/

        1. Go to Wallse on 11th & Washington.

          Excellent creative menu. An adult restaurant.

          1. I second 'Home' on Cornelia Street. It is very quaint. You can also try 'The Cupping Room' in Soho (I think it's on Broome.) Good, basic brunch fare, and the wait usually isn't too long!

            1. Had quite a nice brunch on Sunday at Philip Marie on Hudson, near 11th Street. Prices and food were good; service was problematic--they seemed to be having some kind of crisis that had everyone distracted--but I'd be willing to give it another try.

              1. The Miracle Grill on Bleeker Street has great Southwestern style food and it's one of the few places in the West Village that isn't crowded for brunch. They also have a terrific bar and you can hang out and chat after you're done eating. If you like less spicy food, Home is a good second option, although you usually have to wait to get a table.

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                1. re: Tracy

                  There's a Miracle Grill on Bleecker? I assume that's owned by the same people who own the Miracle Grill on 1st Av. near 7th St.? How many other branches are there?

                  1. re: Pan

                    pan--yes! same folks, same menu. larger inside, but no garden (i believe the east village original has a garden? i forget). there are a few other 'twins' over here in the not so wild west too, like BENNY'S, TWO BOOTS, MARY ANN'S and BENDIX DINER.

                    1. re: mrnyc

                      Yeah, the East Village branch has a garden.

                      Thanks for the response, Mr. NYC.