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kele Jul 8, 2001 11:17 PM

I've searched but don't see anything recent for brunch suggestions. We're going with elderly and not-well parents but we want the selection to be wide, attractive to the eye, and delicious. Any ideas much appreciated...

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    Sadie Jul 12, 2001 06:17 PM

    Had brunch for the first time at Five Points last month, and thought it was terrific. We ordered a bunch of food--fresh squeezed mixed-fruit juices, a fruit bowl (large, varied, very attractive--and a deal at $6.50), ricotta fritters w/strawberry compote, vanilla-bourbon french toast, wood-oven baked eggs, and bacon. (There were only two of us--but we were very hungry.) We unintentionally ended up there on Father's Day, so it was crowded, but the service was excellent. They take reservations and the bill was quite reasonable--I think about $55 pre-tip. Though we were most interested in the breakfast items, they a quite a selection of salads, fish, etc.

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      Caitlin Wheeler Jul 12, 2001 10:17 AM

      I haven't been but friends have told me that Fiddlesticks in the West Village (on Greenwich Street?) makes great brunch.

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        Ruby Jul 12, 2001 11:30 AM

        Fiddlesticks is on Greenwich Avenue (not Street). I had lunch there once...it has a dark pubby atmosphere with offerings of shepherd's pie, burgers, etc. but I was underwhelmed. Don't know how the brunch is but I personally wouldn't make this a destination spot.

        I second the recommendation of Miracle Grill for brunch.

        You don't mention what area you're looking to have brunch in. If you gave more locations, that would trigger more recommendations.

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        Pan Jul 11, 2001 06:45 PM

        No-one else has posted so far, so I'll mention that we recently discussed brunch, specifically focusing on the East Village, on the Manhattan board. You should read the things that were mentioned in those threads.

        The best brunch I've had in New York was at the Miracle Grill, east side of 1st Av. just south of 7th St., but a serious drawback is that they don't take reservations, and there is likely to be a long wait. But you could have Teresa's across the street as a very satisfactory fallback option - though there might be a wait there, too.

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          frances Aug 23, 2001 11:34 PM

          any suggestions for brunch on the Upper east side??

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