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Sunday Brunch on Long Island?

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Any suggestions for a nice Sunday brunch on Long Island in Nassau or Western Suffolk? I've been to the Garden City Hotel and am looking for alternatives.

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  1. Try Ayhan's Shish Kebob. It has branches throughout Nassau and has an abundant number of choices from Middle American(eggs, sausages, etc) to Middle Eastern(babaganoush, hummus, flatbreads)plus one drink. When I was there about a year ago, it was quite a bargain costing about $15.00. I heard the price has risen.

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    1. re: Bud

      i like the food at the carltun in eisenhower park.


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      1. re: BoboPolo

        Dude, did you not see he has been there and is looking for new ideas.
        by the way, for others: the Garden City Hotel's brunch is great, but very high priced -- I'm talking
        the "special occasion" category, or the "I'm rich" one.

        1. re: CoffeeMan

          The atmosphere is luxe, but the food is mediocre at the GC hotel brunch, at best. All flash, no sizzle.

          1. re: CoffeeMan

            Dude, did you not see the response you responded to is 5 years old?

            1. re: Marge

              Sure did, Marge! But I think I added to it in some way that's relevant in 2011.
              Anyway, you know how some of us just can't resist replying to a post with a bit of sarcasm, whether we're adding anything worthy or not. ;)

                1. re: Marge

                  What a good sport! We need more people like you around here.
                  (Would have sent this in a private message, rather than on this board, but darned if I know how to do that here.)

        2. The Black Forest Brew Haus has ane extensive Sunday brunch buffet.


          1. Minado is a little different. I normally hate buffets but this place is clean and pleasant and the food quality is better. For $16.50 a person its a good deal.

            Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet
            (516) 294-9541
            219 Glen Cove Rd
            Carle Place, NY 11514

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            1. re: designerboy01

              the food at minado is horrible imho avoid this place

              1. re: intrepid

                Not very helpful. Can you add something other than just blanket condemnation? How many times you went there, what you (and friends) tried on the menu? Was everything in every course you tried "horrible" -- and because ... ?

            2. I went to Rothmann's in East Norwich for brunch yesterday, and it was excellent. They have a prime rib station, a hot food station (chicken, pasta, fish), and a sushi station. They also have the standard brunch food plus a fantastic assortment of smoked fish (salmon, whiting, etc.), cold lobster tails, shrimp cocktail, etc. For dessert, they had sundaes, cheesecake, a chocolate layer cake, and chocolate-covered strawberries. They also have unlimited screw drivers, champagne, mimosas, and bloody Marys. Overall, it was excellent.

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              1. re: FOOD IS LIFE

                This sounds like a Bar Mitzvah.

                I wish there was a great brunch spot on the island that didn't try so hard.

              2. The Rothman's brunch sounds great! How much was it? Their website (http://www.chasrothmanns.com/longisla...) has a menu but not the cost.

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                1. re: chrisonli

                  Easter Sunday Brunch is $54.00 for Adults( remember includes Umlimited Brunch Drinks) $20.00 for Children & Free for Four Years Old & Under. It really is a great Brunch.

                2. Rothmanns hands down, great food and not too stuffy, price is steep but well worth it.

                  1. This is a little further east, but Bonwitt Inn in Commack (it's right off of Northern State) has a great brunch. It's your usual brunch buffet fare, but done well.

                    I've also had a nice brunch at 56th Fighter Group in Farmingdale. Haven't been to it in years, but it was very well done and the food was good.

                    56th Fighter Group
                    #1 Route 110, East Farmingdale, NY 11735

                    1. LL Dente on Old country road in Carle Place has an excellant Brunch if you like soul food. They have an omlette station as well as classic southern food, like ribs, fried chicken and catfish, and sides of Chollards.

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                        1. re: jnab121

                          Ll dent has an awesome brunch. Only place on long island that has chicken and waffles. The staff is so friendly . They make you feel like your are family at their own home having a meal

                        2. Fresher recommendation, try Lola's Kitchen & Wine Bar in Long Beach.

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                          1. re: CoffeeMan

                            Can anyone offer any current excellent brunch menus for a Sunday early afternoon in Nassau county, must be a place that will hold a table for reservation, thanks

                              1. re: janie

                                You would love Lola in Great Neck. Delicious, somewhat adventurous cuisine with the highest quality ingredients.