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Best "Upscale" Breakfast?

Macman Jun 6, 2007 08:55 AM

My mother-in-law is in town starting next weekend, so my wife and I are taking advantage of having a full-time babysitter to do a few things we no longer have the opportunity to do very often. One of those things is going out for an "upscale" breakfast on Saturday morning.

We've done the Balthazar/Pastis thing, so are looking for something different...maybe something with a view, or in a neighborhood good for strolling afterwards. Great food is the most important factor, however.

We'd appreciate your suggestions!

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    digsnola Jun 15, 2007 06:12 PM

    If it's not too late, eleven madison park is your place. Fantastic upscale brunch that is "mother-in-law certified" with its regal atmosphere and space. stare out the windows to madison square park and shake shack for that stroll after the meal.

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    1. re: digsnola
      RGR Jun 16, 2007 06:12 AM

      Eleven Madison Park would certainly be my pick for an upscale brunch. Skip the breakfast stuff and head straight for Chef Daniel Humm's exquisite French-inspired lunch dishes.


      1. re: RGR
        idia Jun 16, 2007 06:40 AM

        Here ya go!
        You will love it.
        (I trust you are leaving grandma with the kids)


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      piccola Jun 7, 2007 03:59 PM

      Not exactly upscale, but at $12.99/pound, it's definitely an indulgence - City Bakery.

      If you're having a late-ish breakfast, Clinton Street Baking Co. gets my vote.

      1. jinet12 Jun 6, 2007 04:45 PM

        No view, or a good neighborhood to stroll, but for a really special breakfast, one that will impress your Mother-In-Law, take her to Norma's...www.opentable.com for reservations...

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          kobetobiko Jun 6, 2007 02:01 PM

          You can do brunch at A Voce since they had opened up the outdoor (patio) seating in the summer! YUM!

          1. erin07nyc Jun 6, 2007 09:40 AM

            Blue Ribbon Bakery would be my pick. Get there early to get a good spot on line... I think they open at 11 or 11:30. Note: the best time to go and not have to wait on the weekend is 3:30, right at the end of brunch.

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              kathryn Jun 6, 2007 09:29 AM

              Are you talking buffet or non-buffet here? Price ceiling?

              I would have recommended Ouest but they only do brunch on Sundays.

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