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Brunch around 22nd and 3rd Ave.?

Despite all the great high-end Gramercy restaurants, I feel like I've moved to a brunch black hole! Any recommendations for a casual weekend breakfast besides Friend of a Farmer (where I've had two very subpar meals, which is more than enough)? Thanks in advance!

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    1. yes penelope is not only cute, but solid breakfast/brunch fare....

      1. Petite Abeille on 20th and 1st has great belgian waffles and bloody marys

        1. If you do want to go high end for brunch, you can't do better than Eleven Madison Park. They have breakfast items on the menu, but I prefer to skip them in favor of the lunch dishes that feature Chef Humm's fabulous cuisine. And, btw, the brunch crowd at EMP dresses very casually, and that includes shorts and t-shirts during the summer.


          Another option is the brunch buffet at Turkish Kitchen. We've been there countless times for lunch and dinner, and from what I've heard, the buffet is really something. The reason we've not tried it is that I don't like buffets.


          1. Yes Penelope is great but it's always packed for brunch. I also recommend petite Abeille, I had a great cafe au lait and egg dish there last weekend and didn't have to wait at all.

            1. I'd recommend petite abeille as well...especially when it gets nicer and they have seating outside. Someone had also recommended Choice, but I haven't eaten there myself. There's always L'Express too.

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              1. re: pennie

                You might want to check with L'Express before you go. Last I heard (last week), they were "closed for renovations" by the Board of Health. They might have re-opened though.

              2. Plus, once it gets warm, walk 10 blocks down and theres a million places in the EV.

                1. I know it is not around 22nd and 3rd but it's worth the trip, Norma's at le Parker Meridian is great place for brunch, delicious!!!!