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maxandcoco Jun 11, 2007 12:53 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a great Saturday brunch place. Prefer below 23rd street..otherwise open to anything. Thanks!

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    Lucia Jun 11, 2007 01:00 PM

    LOTS of options--if you narrow it down, you'll probably get better responses.
    Some I like: good, Extra Virgin, Morrandi, Deborah, Jane, Cornelia St. Cafe, Blue Ribbon Bakery, 'ino, Craftbar, Elmo, Clinton St. Bakery, Prune, Cafe Orlin, 9th St. Market, 5 Points, Petite Abeille, Agave

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      jdream Jun 11, 2007 01:35 PM

      Just went for brunch to Deborah on Sunday and had the single best brunch dish I've ever eaten... duck confit hash: basically shredded duck, diced yukon potatoes and shredded swiss chard with two (perfectly cooked) eggs on top. It was seasoned exactly as it should be, perfect mix of salty and and a little spicey-- could not recommend it more!!

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        maxandcoco Jun 16, 2007 03:31 PM

        Hi Again, Just wanted to say thanks for the recomendation. Had brunch there today and it was awesome! Many items on the menu appealed to me but I had to try the duck confit hash you described.. lived up to your review; all the ingredients blended together perfectly and was prepared spot-on. My friend had the sweet potato frittata that was paired w/ sweet sausage and field greens; also very good .
        It's a very small place w/ an open kitchen and they could have better ventilation but I didn't mind because the wait staff was excellent; warm, friendly and attentive [but didn't rush us;one of my pet peeves]. I'm in the west village so it's great to find another local restaurant that I will definitely dine at again. Thanks!

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      kathryn Jun 11, 2007 01:23 PM

      I agree with Lucia -- what neighborhoods? Need reservations? Price range? How long are you willing to wait? Do you want quieter or bustling? Rustic or cute or country or upscale? Are you a pancake person or a French toast person or an egg person? Are great Bloody Marys or freshly squeeze juice a priority?

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        maxandcoco Jun 11, 2007 02:32 PM

        Sorry for the lack of details! Looking for a relaxed atmosphere; possibly outside seating; price range and menu flexible. Village [central/west], Soho, Flatiron. I just checked out the menu for Deborah and it looks good. thanks again

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          downtownstefanie Jun 11, 2007 04:22 PM

          Recently, I've had great brunches at Jane, Good and Paris Commune, all in the west village.

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            RGR Jun 11, 2007 04:57 PM

            One of our favorite places for outdoor brunch is Gascogne, the French bistro, on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. Delicious food and a truly charming garden. The 3-course brunch prix-fixe is $17.50.

            http://www.gascognenyc.com

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