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BluPlateSpec Dec 21, 2007 06:47 PM

Where is a good place with interesting food for brunch for a group of 5 or 6 people?

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    thegreekone RE: BluPlateSpec Dec 21, 2007 07:41 PM

    Prune. Hope you like Bloody Marys. :)

    http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/... <--- the website is hard to read

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      KTinNYC RE: thegreekone Dec 22, 2007 11:06 AM

      Good luck trying to get 6 people into Prune for brunch. Not only is it crowded but I'm not sure they even have a 6 top.

      Six is a pretty big number for East Village brunches. Cafe Orlin, Mogador, and La Palapa can accommodate.

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        kathryn RE: KTinNYC Dec 22, 2007 07:52 PM

        Agreed. They only have one six top and it is downstairs. The wait will be long.

        I would do Westville, Back Forty, Caffe Emilia, or the others instead. Oh, and you can make reservations for Five Points. If you're OK with dim sum, Chinatown Brasserie? If you can walk to Nolita, go to the Tasting Room.

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          RCC RE: kathryn Dec 23, 2007 03:43 AM

          We;ve been to Prune a few times and, perhaps, we may not have noticed, but other than the ground floor level where we're always seated at, is there another level at the restaurant?

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            EarlyDrive RE: RCC Dec 23, 2007 05:12 AM

            There is one table downstairs, tucked into a corner and across from the restroom, right at the bottom of the stairs. It's a rounded booth-type table that would seat 6 or so.

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              RCC RE: EarlyDrive Dec 23, 2007 01:55 PM

              Thanks. We were there for brunch today and it hit me while I was enjoying a glass of that bloody mary with all the pickled vegetables! Yes, I remembered that at the bottom of the stairs by the bar was the table that you referred to.

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      intrepid RE: BluPlateSpec Dec 22, 2007 01:25 PM

      yes prune, also five points

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        scarlet starlet RE: intrepid Dec 23, 2007 05:14 AM

        Just so you know, you'll need to make a reservation at Five Points at least a week in advance (for Sunday brunch, at least).

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          centrejack RE: scarlet starlet Dec 23, 2007 03:42 PM

          I have never had trouble getting a reservation for Brunch at Five points the day before. They do have a lot of walk ins so it does get busy, but with a day or two notice and a little flexibility you should be able to get a table.

          A couple of recommendations -
          I had a great pork dish last time - it was a confited tenderloin. Also the baked eggs with polenta are great, and you can't beat their burger.

          Good luck

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            kathryn RE: centrejack Dec 23, 2007 08:02 PM

            That said, Five Points doesn't have a lot of places to seat a 5-top or 6-top, as the OP specified.

      2. LeahBaila RE: BluPlateSpec Dec 22, 2007 01:33 PM

        The Smith would work for you...great brunch and atmosphere

        1. erin07nyc RE: BluPlateSpec Dec 24, 2007 07:20 AM

          E.U. would definitely be big enough if you don't mind coming out past Avenue A. The food is great (on the rich side), and I've found the service to be very pleasant and generous. You won't have trouble getting a reservation there.

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            bulldogs8 RE: BluPlateSpec Dec 24, 2007 07:52 AM

            yuca bar!

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