Sunday Brunch near 54th and 6th?
- ko1 Jun 25, 2006 10:17 PM
I'm coming up to visit from B-more again this weekend and again have made most of my dining choices after perusing the board (Saturday dinner is Le Bernadin, Sunday is Ping's or New Green Bo). I'm looking for a lttle help on brunch. TIA.
there are two places that i can think of that are worthy of your sunday brunch patronage. 1- Normas, 118 West 57th in Le Parker Meridian Hotel, you can get into the hotel from either street(it is a walk-thru between 56th & 57th). if you have never heard of this place you are in for a treat. its pricey, but worth every penny. you need a reservation for sunday brunch. you will give your name and be seated within 5 minutes, ahead of all the jealous onlookers who didn't make a reservation and now are suffering the consequences (waiting 45 min to an hour).(they are so popular you will need to confirm your res with a credit card).
if you are not a member of open table you can sign up and make your reservation on there. www.opentable.com
you can check out the menu at:
also if you want to find menus for most restaurants in NYC
www.menupages.com is the place to go
oh! the other restaurant is Sarabeths
also amazing, a bit cheaper, but really not much. although its not near the area
its at amsterdam btw 80th and 81st
but check it out anyway, they have a couple new locations
i couldn't find the upeer west side locations address on the website, but the one i gave you is right. its the "flagship" location. :
)let meknow what you think after you take a look!
If Norma's is booked, I highly recommend the brunch at Town, on 55th between 5th and 6th Avenues in the Chambers Hotel.
Thanks all. Just made a resrvation at Norma's before I saw the Town recommendation which sounds excellent as well.
Norma's is more kooky and fun; Town more hip and sophisticated. Foodwise, you can't go wrong with either, although Norma's breakfasts are big, sweet and over-the-top, which most people seem to enjoy, but some do not. It might be worth quickly perusing both menus and, taking into consideration the very different atmosphere and style of the two places, make a decision accordingly.