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Oct 27, 2006 12:31 PM

Brunch/lunch on a Saturday in the Village or Chelsea

I am looking for a casual and fairly inexpensive place to have a nice lunch or brunch tomorrow. Village or Chelsea, reasonably close to either the 1, A, C, or F trains.

Many thanks.

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  1. Good on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, if you can get there relatively early (before noon is optimal); otherwise, expect to wait.

    Favorite brunch dishes include the corn arepas topped with fried eggs and queso blanco, and the "BLT" omelette. The bar pours strong drinks if you need a little hair of the dog with your brunch, the coffee is good and the staff is friendly.

    Easy access from either the A/C or the 1/2/3 at 14th St.

    89 Greenwich Ave (between 7th and 8th Aves)
    New York, New York 10014

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    1. re: enrevanche

      Thanks so much, I have heard "good" things about this place. Do they serve any non-breakfasty-type items?

      1. re: LJW

        Yes, they have sandwiches and salads, among other things.

    2. Gascogne, the charming French bistro, on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts., serves an excellent 3-course brunch prix-fixe for $16.50. They start serving at noon and take reservations. There are stops nearby on all the lines you list, though the closest is on the 1 @ 7th Av. & 18th St.

      1. Both excellent choices. Good a tad more boisterous and casual. Gascogne a bit more traditional, but by no means fussy. The Gascogne brunch, by the way, is a GREAT deal.

        All that being said, I think it's worth the schlep west to Cookshop, which, to my taste, has the best brunch going these days.

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        1. re: skigirl

          skigirl, I think you are slightly mis-representing Gascogne. First off, it's a very casual place. As for the menu, it has a mix of breakfast and lunch dishes, all decidedly French. (Love the escargots prettily tied in phyllo packages.) While I've not been to good, looking at the menu on their website -- -- I see it's contemporary American. I do agree wholeheartedly that Gascogne's brunch is a terrific deal.

        2. I was just trying to point out that the two have very different vibes, though perhaps I could have better chosen my adjectives. I guess it's what one means by "traditional," RGR. Gasgone is pretty casual, too, but in a very different, perhaps more "grown up" way.

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          1. re: skigirl

            skigirl, If you're saying that good is a bit more "hip" and has higher energy than Gascogne, my guess (considering I've not been to good) is you are correct. :-)

          2. East of Eighth. 23rd between 7-8. nice casual place