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therubyslippers Feb 25, 2007 11:16 AM

Visiting New York for the first time this weekend (2/3/4 March - excited) - can someone recommend a good breakfast place for each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday? Staying at the TriBeCa Grand - happy to travel. Thanks!

  1. guttergourmet Feb 26, 2007 03:35 AM

    Mate-It don get any mo Noo Yawk than Barney Greengrass-forgive my British/Brooklyn accent. Also please try the sturgeon-cold on a toasted onion bagel with butter in addition to the salmon. Be the only Brit to try pastrami salmon as well. If you don't want to travel-have the same al fresco at russ&daughters on the lower east side across the street from prune.

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      RGR Feb 26, 2007 12:50 PM

      Russ & Daughters is an excellent place to go to for a breakfast of delicious appetizing items. However, our British friends are probably not aware that Russ & Daughters is a food shop, not a restaurant, and so does not have any seating. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for this coming weekend will not be very conducive to al fresco dining. :-(

    2. oonth Feb 25, 2007 04:51 PM

      From one Londoner to another:

      Upstairs at Bouley (130 West Broadway @ Duane; www.bouley.net) for Saturday or Sunday. They start serving at 11am. New American.

      Blaue Gans (139 Duane Street between Church and West Broadway; www.wallse.com). Starts serving at 8am I believe. Austrian/Middle European accents.

      Best options in TriBeCa, far superior to Kitchenette or Bubbys. Have taken a few visiting friends to these places and they've been highly impressed.

      1. therubyslippers Feb 25, 2007 11:48 AM

        Thanks both - maybe Barney Greengrass as you've both mentioned it. Tempted by Prune, seen some mixed reviews online - but it was highlighted in a UK food magazine 'olive' as a good place to try.

        1. jenniebnyc Feb 25, 2007 11:39 AM

          In your immediate area:

          Kitchenette on Chambers and W. Bway
          http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/kitchenette/index.html

          Bubby's on Hudson and N. Moore
          www.bubbys.com

          Other favorites are:

          Barney Greengrass for Sturgeon and Bagel on the Upper Westside
          Essa Bagel for the best bagels
          Jane for a good brunch
          Bouchon Bakery for brunch
          Pastis
          Balthazar
          Prune

          Enjoy your trip!

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            aimeezing1 Feb 25, 2007 11:38 AM

            Friday, before it gets weekend crazy - Barney Greengrass on 86th and Amsterdam. Try the eggs and nova with a bialy....real New York experience.

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