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Gourmet Breakfast?

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Can you get a gourmet, inventive, "high-cuisine" experience for breakfast anywhere in the city?

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  1. For inventiveness, I don't think you can top Shopsin's.

    1. Le Parker Meridian's "Norma's" Brunch/Breakfast buffet on wknds is supposed to be good.

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      1. re: mands917

        Hrm. I've been there, and it's decent, but nothing particularly special, I thought.

        1. re: shivohum

          Ditto -- although the OJ and smoothies are very good, the entrees are mediocre, particularly for the prices they charge.

      2. While it may not score points for inventiveness, I believe that Balthazar has perhaps the best upscale breakfast in the city. Also, as the usual crowd is still in bed during traditional breakfast hours, you can get in without a great deal of effort.