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Carolro Oct 17, 2007 07:02 AM

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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    foodie71 Oct 23, 2007 04:51 PM

    August has a great brunch menu and the ambiance is great - very quaint/rustic. There's also a lovely outdoor seating area.

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      simetrias Oct 17, 2007 05:35 PM

      Perry St on a Sat is divine (Sunday is not). Great prix fixe menu, elegant and quiet... that would be my first choice.

      1. erin07nyc Oct 17, 2007 10:54 AM

        Perilla on Jones St now serves brunch. I've only had dinner there, but it was great and I'm certainly looking forward for a chance to have brunch there. Definitely good for a special occasion. And they take reservations, though you might have to book a couple weeks in advance.
        I would also second Wallse, where you can also get a reservation.

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        1. re: erin07nyc
          kathryn Oct 17, 2007 12:24 PM

          Thanks for the news! I found the menu online...


        2. druz99 Oct 17, 2007 09:28 AM

          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!

          For pictures check out: http://www.gobbl.com/blog/432

          Good luck, and happy 60th to your friend!

          I like to eats.

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          1. re: druz99
            MMRuth Oct 17, 2007 12:38 PM

            Do they take reservations?

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              erin07nyc Oct 17, 2007 12:58 PM

              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
                MMRuth Oct 17, 2007 01:01 PM

                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!

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            bullygirl Oct 17, 2007 08:02 AM

            Snack Taverna

            1. MMRuth Oct 17, 2007 07:49 AM

              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
                haleyjen Oct 17, 2007 07:57 AM

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

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                CornflakeGirl Oct 17, 2007 07:46 AM



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                  kathryn Oct 17, 2007 07:44 AM

                  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
                    Carolro Oct 17, 2007 09:03 AM

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

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                      kathryn Oct 17, 2007 09:23 AM

                      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.

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                        RCC Oct 17, 2007 10:35 AM

                        How is brunch at Little Owl?

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                          kathryn Oct 17, 2007 12:21 PM

                          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
                            RCC Oct 23, 2007 06:22 AM

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

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                          Carolro Oct 17, 2007 11:23 AM

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

                          1. re: Carolro
                            kathryn Oct 17, 2007 12:21 PM

                            That's news to me. They should update their web site!


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