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Mar 30, 2007 11:55 AM

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

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?

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

    West Village: Good

    4 Replies
    1. re: LFeinberg

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

      1. re: MinhLikesFood

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

        1. re: LFeinberg

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

          1. re: MinhLikesFood

            EU was 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.

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