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earla3 Jan 22, 2007 08:17 PM

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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    nyctravelguide RE: earla3 Jan 22, 2007 09:01 PM

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

    Big John on Orchard street serves brunch.

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      nyctravelguide RE: earla3 Jan 22, 2007 09:10 PM

      Oooooh! Paul's Boutique!!!!

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

      1. wleatherette RE: earla3 Jan 22, 2007 09:48 PM

        brown, on hester street.

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          small h RE: earla3 Jan 22, 2007 10:26 PM

          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.

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            haleyjen RE: earla3 Jan 23, 2007 10:45 AM

            I believe Good World on Orchard and Division has brunch.

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              jodiz RE: earla3 Jan 23, 2007 11:27 AM

              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.

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                haleyjen RE: earla3 Jan 23, 2007 11:36 AM

                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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                  asm305 RE: haleyjen Jan 24, 2007 07:06 AM

                  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.

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                  ebw RE: earla3 Jan 23, 2007 04:25 PM

                  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.

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