UES Saturday Brunch
Have some guests coming in for Saturday brunch and I never go out for brunch on Saturdays! Any suggestions near the UES (or we can meet them near Grand Central)? Thanks
It's a little pricey and lots of Chowhounders seem to find it unexceptional ... but I really enjoy brunch at Sarabeth's. There are multiple locations--notably for you, one at 92nd/Madison and another on Central Park South between 5th and 6th Ave.
I love the eggs benedict and the pumpkin muffins, but there's lots of good stuff.
Panorama on 85th and 2nd has a pretty traditional and inexpensive brunch menu. The restaurant is also quite large so it's good for groups.
I really enjoy the upstairs cafe at Eli's Vinegar Factory on 91st between 1st and York as well. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth a vist to the market on your way out.
I've not yet been to Cafe d'Alsace, but it's a favorite of my daughter and her boyfriend. Brunch is served there on Saturday.
Interestingly, it's a sister restaurant of Marseille, which is a favorite of mine, is not too far from Grand Central, and serves brunch on Saturday. Very popular with the pre-Saturday matinee crowd, so reservations are a must!
I've mentioned a spot called Uptown on a few posts... a great brunch deal... two drinks and an entree for $15. Excellent burger and above average brunch food.
And the other UES spot that gets mentioned all the time is Cafe d-Alsace, and rightfully so.
Another suggestion is Yura & Co., the location on 92nd and 3rd is the one I am familiatr with. Always very creative omlette specials.