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Craig K Oct 4, 2006 09:33 PM

Hey all,

I'm coming into NYC from out of town and need a Sunday brunch suggestion. I'm looking for something quality obviously, but not super trendy - taking my gf to meet my folks... Ideally, I'd like something cheaper than a place like Pastis. I'm flexible about neighborhoods.


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    kittyboots Oct 4, 2006 09:58 PM

    I love AOC on Bleecker Street. I've only been there for weekday brunch-time, not weekends ... I imagine there's a bit of a wait as everywhere else, but that aside it's quite lovely.


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      RGR Oct 4, 2006 10:12 PM

      We've always enjoyed the brunch at Gascogne. Very good food. Small space with charming ambiance. $17.50 prix-fixe.


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        Sweatshirt Guy Oct 4, 2006 10:52 PM

        Quantam Leap on Thompson street in the village. Greatpancakes and anice atmospere. It is a little crunchy though. It is low key but fun and the food is excellent.

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          Lucia Oct 5, 2006 01:06 AM

          Deborah or Jane.

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            ezg038 Oct 5, 2006 04:40 AM

            the latin/ asian fusion food at bright food shop in chelsea is great for brunch. not too much in terms of atmosphere but food makes up for it. the pancakes and heuvos rancheros are spectacular.

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              march33 Oct 5, 2006 04:44 AM

              Expensive and elegant. Asiate in the Time Warner building - great views of the city on the 30th floor.

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              1. re: march33
                designerboy01 Oct 5, 2006 07:06 AM

                I don't think Asiate is cheaper than Pastis.

              2. designerboy01 Oct 5, 2006 07:10 AM

                Café Mogador
                101 St. Marks Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), 212-677-2226

                They have an intersting Morrocan brunch. Something a little different.

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                1. re: designerboy01
                  mm1320 Oct 5, 2006 05:26 PM

                  I love Brunch!
                  a couple great places in the East Village:
                  La Palapa - St Marks and 1st Ave - Spanish food - $12.50 prix fixe
                  Cafe Orlin - also on St. Marks - great vibe - really good traditional brunch
                  and already said - but Jane is really, really good but you have to get a reservation - gets crowded there!

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                  chow_gal Oct 5, 2006 06:05 PM

                  Cookshop - and it takes reservations which is a plus. I believe Jane does to. Use opentable.

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                    lizziea312 Oct 5, 2006 06:47 PM

                    Aquagrille has a good brunch and they also take reservations.

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                      bobby06877 Oct 5, 2006 08:23 PM

                      Five Points has a great brunch and a very nice interior. Plus you can hear the conversation at your table. I also agree with Lucia on Deborah and Jane, both great options.

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