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Does anyone have an interesting Sunday brunch recommendation for the Grand Street area FAR East side? Should I turn to Chinatown, or might someone be able to direct me to a cozy spot in the area?

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  1. Try Creperie or San Loco (add margaritas to your meal).

    Big John on Orchard street serves brunch.

    1. Oooooh! Paul's Boutique!!!!

      on the corner of Rivington and...something. close to the Hotel on Rivington and Economy Candy.

        1. Paul's Boutique may be closed (http://eater.com/archives/2007/01/eat...). Brown is very good. You might also consider Casini's on Ludlow at Broome (http://www.casanisny.com/index.html). I've had dinner there twice, and it's a very comfortable, bistro-type place, similar to French Roast or Flea Market.

          East of Essex on Grand, there's Zafi's, Castillo de Jagua, & Noah's Ark. East Side Cafe is on East Broadway. I wouldn't call any of them interesting, though.

          1. I believe Good World on Orchard and Division has brunch.

            1. It's Casanis, not Casini, at the corner of Ludlow & Broome. You could try Clinton Street Bakery which is on Clinton & Houston and not too far a walk from Grand Street, east of Essex.

              1. Except if you go to Clinton Street Baking, be prepared for a 90 minute to 2 hour wait if you don't get there really early.

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                1. re: haleyjen

                  I've never had to wait there for dinner. It's the place my friends and I can always agree upon when we haven't made reservations and want to eat fast. Brunch, on the other hand, has a crazy wait.

                2. brown (hester between ludlow and orchard) is great. i also like falai pannetteria (sp?) on the SW corner of clinton/rivington. it's the cafe, not the restaurant. barrio chino (broome between orchard and ludlow) also does weekend brunch.