Hells Kitchen - Sunday Breakfast?
Any recommendations for typical US breakfast for 2 UK first time visitors to USA on Sunday morning (13th) - we're staying at the Skyline hotel (725 10th @49th street)? but don't want to eat in the hotel (1050 Restaurant - unless you know better)
You need to go to a "diner" or a "coffee shop." These serve the typical pancakes, hash browns, and eggs (and even corned beef hash) that make up the American breakfast.
But there are two alternatives for you. On weekends, New Yorkers typically eat "brunch" which has a slightly different menu and usually includes booze. And for this, you'll need to go to a restaurant (Marseille on 9th?), not a diner or coffee shop. Also, you are steps away from one of the great authentic Mexican places. Tulcingo del Valle (10th Avenue between 46th and 47th) serves authentic Mexican breakfast dishes including my favorite, Chilaquiles with eggs.
Walk up or down 9th Ave. You can't go wrong, unless you pick a chain. (Yes, I know I'm exaggerating, but barely.)
Brunch is definitely more typical than breakfast on Sunday. NativeNewYorker mentioned Marseille, which I like a lot. It's on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St. The food is excellent, though because it's a brasserie (a very attractive one) that serves French/Mediterranean cuisine, the menu is not entirely typical of an American-style brunch menu.
Vynl is on 9th Av., b/t 50th & 51st Sts. I haven't eaten there, but Hounds who have say the food's good, and it does have a very typically American brunch menu. You can view the menu here:
Note that Sunday, the 13th, is Mother's Day here in the US. Taking mom to brunch is a popular thing to do, so you should make reservations asap!
Hope you have a terrific visit to NYC and Bon Appetit!
If you want typical American breakfast then do as they said and go to a diner. The Fairway is over-rated, though they do have good waffles. Better bet is a little bit of a walk--Theatre Row diner on 42nd b. 9 and 10th.
Do NOT eat at the 1050--when I moved to NYC our apt. was not ready and I made the building put us up at the Skyline b/c they accepted pets--do not eat the food is all I will say. The hotel itself was fine.
If you want brunch I agree that 44 and X on 44th and 10th (duh) is good...my wife and I go there frequently. A maybe more memorable option is the Bar Americain. Google for the address. This is a Bobby Flay restaurant with somewhat traditional american food, excellent cocktails and an all-around great brunch. Very highly recommended and a shortish walk from your hotel.