Brunch near the Museum of the Moving Image
Does anyone have suggestions for nice brunch places near the AMMI?
My mom and teenage brother are coming to town this weekend and I'd like to find someplace with good food and perhaps good atmosphere that we can go to before going to the museum.
I'm not really familiar with Astoria or its dining options.
The *easiest* thing to do would be to go across the street to Cup. It's above average AT BEST. The atmosphere is nice, but the food is spotty. However, it is very comfortable.
A block away, you can head to Cafe Bar. Again, comfy, but again, food is spotty. For brunch, I like it very much. The breakfast drinks are manifold and myriad. They've got yerba mate and rooibos and all sorts of coffee drinks. It's a pleasant and reasonable place for brunch.
32-90 36th St.
I've never been the Balkan places around there, so I couldn't really comment on that stuff.
I'd go with Cafe Bar, which has a nice brunch. I don't like the food at Cup at all. Brick is also a nice option -- a few more blocks away, though.
Le Sans Souci on Broadway is a cozy, French country style place that serves a good brunch. It isn't that close to the museum, but it is one of the better brunch places in the neighborhood.