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Breakfast on Upper East Side

Cattivella May 31, 2007 10:57 PM

Looking for a good breakfast place around 72nd!

Anything but a bagel.

Thank you!

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    CEB280 Nov 16, 2007 10:24 AM

    Try Bistro Le Steak on 75th/3rd. It has a really good brunch, great bloody mary's and great prices!

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    1. re: CEB280
      bosox Nov 16, 2007 12:33 PM


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      lucybobo Jun 1, 2007 06:39 AM

      A bit north, but Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Gallerie on 5th Ave around mid 80's.

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        blanchita121 Jun 1, 2007 01:46 PM

        Peter's on 1st b/w 83rd and 84th. Service can be slow, but food is very good. I've been many times and have ordered delivery numerous times. Also, the place is gluten-free friendly and vegatarian and vegan friendly.

        1. re: blanchita121
          brentk Nov 14, 2007 04:41 AM

          The OP was seeking a breakfast place, as was I when I trooped over to Peter's this morning. While it may be a brunch place on the weekends (no hours were posted), Peter's is clearly not a breakfast place.

          I did find what I was looking for a few blocks south at 81st and 1st. Gracie Mews has a wide selection of omelets and other breakfast dishes. In a world where everything has to have a trendy angle, it is a throwback to an earlier time (although the decor is not old) with a basic Greek-run diner menu.

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            Jill Nov 16, 2007 11:08 AM

            Peter's is also not very good. I ordered a breakfast burrito there once and it was served to me wrapped in paper and then in foil and was cold in the middle...as if it had been frozen. I could have had better food at McDonald's.

            1. re: brentk
              Brian W Nov 16, 2007 02:04 PM

              We have tried just about every diner for breakfast on the UES (75th & up) over the last ten years. Gracie Mews is not even close to good if you order eggs, nor is it place for dinner either. The only one with a passable breakfast of eggs and home fries is the Yorkville Diner on 79 St just off 2nd Ave. The only diner worth eating dinner in is the Mansion at 86 St and York Ave.

        2. MMRuth Jun 1, 2007 05:57 AM

          Nice croissants etc. at Payard, on Lex around 73rd (?). Also Via Quadronno - 73rd just west of Madison - my favorite treat is their cappuccino.

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            Gruvinaus Jun 1, 2007 05:54 AM

            E J on 73rd & 3rd

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            1. re: Gruvinaus
              NinaNY Jun 1, 2007 01:32 PM

              I second EJ's. Eggs Benedict---outstanding. Go early.

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