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Oct 17, 2007 07:02 AM

Brunch West Village

Looking for a place to have brunch in West Village, Meatpacking District, Chelsea.
I am taking a friend out for her 60th

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  1. Just the two of you? Any price range? I assume this will be for a Sunday? Does she have any favorite dishes?

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    1. re: kathryn

      Just two of us. It will be on a Saturday.

      1. re: Carolro

        Saturday will be tougher to do. Cookshop (mentioned below) only does Sunday brunch. Jane, another close to West Village option, has a very limited Saturday brunch menu.

        I assume you don't want somewhere that's too cozy or involves a lot of stairs or waiting?

        I would try for Little Owl or Blue Ribbon Bakery.

          1. re: RCC

            Much less hectic than dinner; they don't have a liquor license, though, so no Bloody Marys. The atmosphere is bright and airy. I liked my tuna; my boyfriend loved the burger. The lemonade is fantastic.

            1. re: kathryn

              Thanks. We've had a few dinners at LO, but now we look forward to having brunch as well.

          2. re: kathryn

            I called Cookshop and they said they do brunch on Saturday.

        1. Wallse might be a nice choice - I've only eaten dinner there, but I believe there have been some positive reviews of brunch there.

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          1. re: MMRuth

            Wallse has a great brunch...we did my mother's 65th birthday brunch there last year.

            1. You should swing by Tartine, on W. 11th street and before the weather gets unbearably cold, opt to sit outside. On a sunny day, it's absolutely gorgeous---it's set right in the middle of one of the most quaint neighborhoods in the city. Do yourself a favor and get the croque monsieur. TIll this day, it's one of the best renditions of the grilled ham/cheese sandwich I've had...places in Paris included!

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              Good luck, and happy 60th to your friend!

              I like to eats.

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                1. re: MMRuth

                  I dont' think so - don't people usually line up there for dinner in the summer? And I think it's BYO.

                  1. re: erin07nyc

                    That's what I thought - but wasn't sure - I'd be less likely to choose that for a birthday brunch, which is why I asked. Thanks!