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mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 03:10 AM

Any suggestions for delicious french toast downtown? I love it at Clinton Street Baking Co. but the line is always too long.

Thanks!

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    Gordognyc RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 03:25 AM

    my parents were in from out of town a few weeks ago and we went to Balthazar for brunch. Not really my scene and the prices were pretty off the charts but the brioche french toast was spectacular (it better be for $16!!!!).

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      Pupster RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 12:54 PM

      Paris Commune in GV is very well known for their french toast. Sometimes there's a line though.

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        orenshapiro RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 04:45 PM

        George's restaurant, corner of Greenwich and Rector- awesome french toast

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          Lucia RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 08:41 PM

          I end up ordering french toast 95% of the time I go out to brunch. Some of my stand outs include 9th Street Market, good (stuffed), Jane (stuffed, a bit too sweet), Deborah, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Pastis, Les Deux Gamins, and Extra Virgin.

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            Alex Halsey RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 10:26 PM

            I second the 9th Street market recommendation. Comes piled with very good fresh fruit.

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              RCC RE: mmmGood Jun 26, 2006 10:43 PM

              Although I'm a Clinton Street Baking fan, the french toasts at 9th Street Market are good, too. However, I found the wait lines at 9th Street Market to be much, much loooooooooonger than that at CSB.

              1. thievery RE: mmmGood Jun 27, 2006 05:01 PM

                the banana stuffed french toast at public's weekend brunch (elizabeth btwn prince and spring) is very good and comes with excellent bacon on the side.

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                  olayak RE: mmmGood Jun 27, 2006 05:11 PM

                  just had great "pain perdu" at this little french cafe on orchard. but it is like a little hole in the wall, nothing fancy. but, wow, it tasted good. and was cheap!

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                    kathryn RE: mmmGood Sep 13, 2006 09:14 PM

                    I posted this in another thread, but it's equally relevant here:

                    Five Points' french toast is very good. I went recently and had it--it's banana-stuffed French Toast, which comes with a "creme anglais" glaze that is caramel-ish.

                    I second that the french toast at Jane is very good. (They also have it at their sister restaurant, The Neptune Room, on the Upper West Side.) It's creme brulee battered and very heavy, and the portion is rather large.

                    Pastis' version is also very good; Schiller's, not so much.

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                      debra1234 RE: mmmGood Sep 13, 2006 10:44 PM

                      It's not made to order, but I adore the French Toast at City Bakery. It's carmelized on top and very moist inside.

                      1. livetotravel RE: mmmGood Sep 13, 2006 11:28 PM

                        The French toast with roasted pears & bourbon maple syrup at The Spotted Pig - the best, ever.

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                          billyeats RE: mmmGood Sep 14, 2006 01:30 AM

                          The french toast at A.O.C (Bedford & Grove) deserves a mention. Some of the best I've ever tasted.

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