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Sun. breakfast/brunch before 10:30?

Lotus7 Feb 20, 2008 09:00 PM

I'd like to go for a terrific breakfast or brunch before I head out of NYC. I'm staying in the Financial District so places around there or West Village would be great (I'd like to get in some shopping in that area). I noticed that the best places seem to open at 11:30 am. Any recommendations for places that open earlier?

  1. deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 06:13 AM

    Blue Water Grill in Union Square opens at 10:30 for brunch on Sundays.

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    1. re: deborah24
      idia Feb 21, 2008 06:29 AM

      I know it isn't in the Financial District but if you could swing it, Red Flame Diner is a super one right next door to Algonquin Hotel at 41st.

      1. re: idia
        BW212 Feb 22, 2008 07:27 PM

        Respectfully, in my opinion, the Red Flame is not worth going out of your way from downtown for. It's just an average diner.

        The Odeon at 145 West Broaday opens on the weekend at 10AM (just checked). It was a legendary place in the 80's (google it). The food is still good and the service is surprisingly nice. It would be a fun option for you and is not too far from where you are staying.

    2. deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 06:33 AM

      Also, I know Ulysses opens at 11:30, but the brunch is totally worth it. Especially if you are hungover.

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        Jane A. Feb 21, 2008 07:47 AM

        The only place I know is early (buffet starting early in the a.m.) is at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park. Super expensive - used to be about $60pp. Resto name is 2 West.

        1. k
          kathryn Feb 21, 2008 08:41 AM

          Early weekend (Saturday, Sunday) spots for breakfast and brunch:

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          1. re: kathryn
            Lotus7 Feb 21, 2008 09:04 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions--appreciate it. I am going to the Mercer on Sat so am looking for something a bit different on Sunday, perhaps ethnic like Asian. I'll keep digging. Thanks!

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