Bunch suggestion in Chelsea
I'm trying to organzie a brunch for a group of bridesmaids on a Saturday morning. I'd like to take them somewhere sleek, fun, and most importantly, with good, reliable food. Chelsea/Village area please.
p.s. not pastis
Cafeteria: haven't been for brunch and seems more about scene than food (dinner is fine), but it is sleek and fun
Cookshop: haven't been for brunch and I'm not a big fan of dinner, but have heard good things about brunch
Agave: I second this rec
Good is good but more country than sleek
Extra Virgin: sort of sleek
La Bottega: haven't heard anything about the food, but the space is nice
I went to Elmo last weekend for brunch. I had steak and eggs - a dish full of food, but the steak was very strange-looking (like stringy) and was definitely not done anywhere near the rare I had asked for. It was tough and just stringy. The "spicy" home fries were greasy and definitely not spicy at all. The waitress was pleasant, but was way too busy chatting up another table to get the milk we asked for repeatedly. I'd skip it.
I've been to Cafeteria for brunch and liked that.