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Brunch places around W 57th

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sloane Jan 8, 2008 10:18 AM

Hi Chowhounders,

My mom is coming in Sunday January 20th to celebrate her retirement. We are taking her for a massage on West 57th. Can anyone recommend a good brunch place around there. I already looked at Norma's, but they don't have any reservations that would fit into our scheduled. Any recommendations are appreciated.

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    cdog Jan 8, 2008 10:26 AM

    Try Insieme. I believe they do breakfast/lunch/dinner 7 days a week. They are located at the Michelangelo Hotel

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      intrepid Jan 8, 2008 10:34 AM

      mandarin hotel, rue 57, town,

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        Lucia Jan 8, 2008 10:37 AM

        La Bonne Soupe

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          sloane Jan 8, 2008 10:44 AM

          All the recs above look great, but it looks like we are going to do dinner now. Any suggestions for dinner around the same area?

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            cdog Jan 8, 2008 11:00 AM

            Town, beacon and insieme are all excellent choices. insieme was voted one of the top 10 new restaurants for 2007. if you like greek, Milos or Molyvos are great choices.

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              intrepid Jan 8, 2008 11:19 AM

              milos great fish, great tomato and feta salad

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              Lucia Jan 8, 2008 01:32 PM

              La Bonne Soupe is good for dinner as well.

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                jenkc Jan 8, 2008 04:08 PM

                the new restaurant on W. 54th is supposed to be great. Think it's called Grayz--it's gotten some nice press (nice enough that I might even ignore the cheeseball spelling)

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                  intrepid Jan 9, 2008 08:09 AM

                  indeed grayz is nice/good

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                  Spiritchaser Jan 9, 2008 10:13 AM

                  It's not West Side but on E 55th you have one of my NY favorites, Aquavit. If you look into this you would want the dining room not the cafe.

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                Will4Food Jan 9, 2008 08:48 AM

                I would recommend the beautiful (and underrated) 8 1/2 on West 57th Street. Dramatic setting and always tasty cooking.

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