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baapril Jan 31, 2007 08:31 AM

Looking for a new brunch spot for Sunday. Any new spots to check out? Big fan of City Bakery (back in the day), Bubbys, Landmarc, etc...


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    kathryn RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 10:22 AM

    Off the top of my head, new and notable brunches can be found at Cookshop, Devin Tavern, 202, and Freeman's.

    "New" as in new restaurants and/or places that have risen to prominence in the last 12 months or so.

    My favorite brunches:

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      hoon RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 10:28 AM

      deborah's, clinton street baking company, eatery

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        haleyjen RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 11:53 AM

        Forget Clinton Street. It's always at least an hour wait. I like Five Points, Schiller's, Pastis, and Norma's.

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          bobby06877 RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 02:12 PM

          Second Five Points and Deborah and would also add Jane. Pastis is very good if you can get a reservation.

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            kathryn RE: bobby06877 Jan 31, 2007 02:53 PM

            I would say Balthazar trumps Pastis, especiall if you're organized enough to be making reservations. Pastis is fine if you're walking in and can wait, but Balthazar is a step up from Pastis.

            If you like Jane, I would say that the sister restaurant The Neptune Room is actually a bit better. Specifically, I like TNR's execution of the creme brulee french toast, as well as the lobster benedict.

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            TaterTot31 RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 02:22 PM

            Essex is a fave of mine

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              piccola RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 04:38 PM

              Cornelia Street Café
              Café Condesa
              Bright Food Shop
              Cowgirl (not kidding. the grits are out of this world - and I don't usually like grits)
              Sacred Chow (love, LOVE the brunch)
              Elephant and Castle
              Tarallucci e Vino

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                Sautrelle5 RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 05:01 PM

                I was really unimpressed with Essex. The only thing good is the price and two really strong drinks included

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                  narulamd RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 05:03 PM

                  It's not new, but my all time favorite is Norma's in the the Parker Meridien in Midtown. I drag everyone there, though it's kind of pricey for brunch and you'll leave absolutely stuffed. Can be a long wait if you don't plan ahead by making a reservation.

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                    jthefoodie RE: baapril Jan 31, 2007 05:18 PM

                    Five Points and 202, I'm surprised Prune hasn't been mentioned...be prepared to wait, they don't take reservations.

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