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Sunday Brunch on Long Island?

joeylasagna Dec 3, 2005 07:28 AM

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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    Bud Dec 5, 2005 05:37 AM

    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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      gifter girl Dec 8, 2005 03:43 PM

      i like the food at the carltun in eisenhower park.

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      BoboPolo Aug 31, 2006 03:43 AM


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        CoffeeMan Sep 24, 2011 03:15 PM

        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.

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          mcf Sep 25, 2011 05:56 AM

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

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            Marge Sep 25, 2011 06:30 PM

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

            1. re: Marge
              CoffeeMan Sep 25, 2011 07:09 PM

              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: CoffeeMan
                Marge Sep 26, 2011 04:50 AM

                Haha, touche.

                1. re: Marge
                  CoffeeMan Sep 26, 2011 03:02 PM

                  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.)

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          Scott_R Aug 31, 2006 06:14 PM

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


          1. designerboy01 Sep 3, 2006 06:05 AM

            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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              intrepid Sep 25, 2011 05:39 AM

              the food at minado is horrible imho avoid this place

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                CoffeeMan Sep 25, 2011 05:47 PM

                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 ... ?

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              FOOD IS LIFE Sep 6, 2006 12:10 AM

              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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                CornflakeGirl Sep 7, 2006 03:11 PM

                This sounds like a Bar Mitzvah.

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

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                chrisonli Sep 6, 2006 03:07 AM

                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
                  restaurant8 Mar 31, 2009 09:03 AM

                  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.

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                  jon4204 Oct 18, 2010 03:55 PM

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

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                    CurlieGlamourGirlie Oct 20, 2010 08:52 AM

                    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

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                      jnab121 Oct 22, 2010 02:48 PM

                      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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                        CurlieGlamourGirlie Oct 22, 2010 04:59 PM

                        ooh! That sounds awesome.

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                          Beckster Sep 28, 2011 07:59 AM

                          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. CoffeeMan Sep 24, 2011 03:18 PM

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

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