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Brunch - No Reservation but don't want to wait long!

MinhLikesFood Mar 30, 2007 11:55 AM

I'm looking for a brunch place, preferably around east/west village, for this Sunday. I don't have the time to wait for Prune or those likes though, does anyone have any recommendations?

  1. p
    Pan Mar 31, 2007 12:32 AM

    You probably won't have to wait long at all at Teresa's (1st Av. between 6th and 7th), and their brunch is good.

    1. c
      cjd260 Mar 30, 2007 01:10 PM

      I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes at NoHo Star, although granted I usually come fairly early (i.e. before noon). I wouldn't describe it as "quiet" in the same way that, say, Angel's Share is quiet, or Le Bernardin is quiet; but it's certainly not loud, and it's airy enough to feel totally relaxing.

      1. l
        Lucia Mar 30, 2007 12:48 PM

        Danal and Cafe Orlin in the EV both have waits, but it shouldn't be more than 20 minutes or so. In the W Vill, Deborah doesn't usually have a wait. I also like Flor's Kitchen, Tavern on Jane, Extra Virgin (some wait but not long), and Cornelia St. Cafe (also some wait, but not long). I like good too but the waits tend to be longer.

        1. LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 12:03 PM

          East Village: EU European Union, Flea Market Cafe, 7A Cafe (right across the street from Thompkins Sq. Park...greasy, good food!)

          West Village: Good

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          1. re: LFeinberg
            MinhLikesFood Mar 30, 2007 12:08 PM

            Thanks for the East Village recs, the wait at Good gets pretty bad on the weekend though, right?

            1. re: MinhLikesFood
              LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 12:12 PM

              It does, they move people in and out quickly, however. Which part of town do you prefer, EV or WV?

              1. re: LFeinberg
                MinhLikesFood Mar 30, 2007 12:20 PM

                Really open to either, but it looks like the E.U. might be a strong contender for me.

                1. re: MinhLikesFood
                  LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 12:24 PM

                  EU was great...my b/f and I went this past weekend. Great atmosphere, very charming restaurant! I had an amazing Belgian waffle with homemade whipped cream and raspberry preserves. The raw bar looks amazing, too.

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