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Brunch West Village

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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    kathryn RE: Carolro 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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      Carolro RE: kathryn Oct 17, 2007 09:03 AM

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

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        kathryn RE: Carolro 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 RE: kathryn Oct 17, 2007 10:35 AM

          How is brunch at Little Owl?

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            kathryn RE: RCC 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.

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              RCC RE: kathryn 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 RE: kathryn Oct 17, 2007 11:23 AM

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

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              kathryn RE: Carolro Oct 17, 2007 12:21 PM

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


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        CornflakeGirl RE: Carolro Oct 17, 2007 07:46 AM



        1. MMRuth RE: Carolro 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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            haleyjen RE: MMRuth 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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            bullygirl RE: Carolro Oct 17, 2007 08:02 AM

            Snack Taverna

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

                Do they take reservations?

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                  erin07nyc RE: MMRuth 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.

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                    MMRuth RE: erin07nyc 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!

              2. erin07nyc RE: Carolro 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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                  kathryn RE: erin07nyc Oct 17, 2007 12:24 PM

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


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                  simetrias RE: Carolro 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.

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                    foodie71 RE: Carolro 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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