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Girl's Brunch in Manhattan

jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 01:43 PM


I'm looking for some cute brunch places for a group of 7 or 8 gals on a Sunday around noon. We want a cute atmo, good food, nothing too crazy pricey, and a drink included wouldn't hurt either (or unlimited drinks for a fixed price). Any ideas? Being able to make a reservation is preferable. thx!

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    nycgirl08 RE: jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 01:52 PM

    Check out Barmarche. Brunch is priced reasonably and has very cute/fun atmosphere.

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      cidonie RE: jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 01:57 PM

      I love http://www.paradounyc.com - my friends and I go (they have unlimited champagne cocktails, I think the pineapple one is amazing.

      1. D...DF RE: jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 02:45 PM

        Prune (no rezzies), Five Points (OpenTable), Marseilles (OpenTable), Clinton Street Baking Company (not sure if rezzies taken)

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          kathryn RE: D...DF Apr 14, 2008 07:59 PM

          Clinton Street Baking Co. doesn't take reservations and probably won't be able to seat a party of 7-8 during the brunch rush (which for them is from 10am-4pm).

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            D...DF RE: kathryn Apr 14, 2008 09:37 PM

            In that case, scratch CSB Co.

        2. LeahBaila RE: jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 05:11 PM

          Blue Ribbon Bakery or Morandi


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            kathryn RE: jdogg80 Apr 14, 2008 09:47 PM

            A group that size is going to be considered a large party and many of the popular brunch places will either a) quote an absurdly long wait or b) not be able to accommodate you due to size of the restaurant.

            I suggest you look here for reservations / brunch / large group recommendations:

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              barlyn RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 04:34 AM

              i would second prune but you do have to wait a while as they dont take reservations, bloody marys to die for though otherwise aqauvit has an all you can eat smorgasboard with a drink included...

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                cmballa RE: barlyn Apr 15, 2008 07:44 AM

                Prune couldn't possibly seat 7 or 8 gals without a fuss or a huge wait.

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                flowr646 RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 06:46 AM

                Isabella's is great!!

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                  bronwen RE: flowr646 Apr 15, 2008 06:57 AM

                  Steak & Frites gives you a free mimosa and they do quite a nice little brunch.

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                  mieliepap32 RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 07:37 AM

                  Try Nero Grill in Meatpacking (Gansevoort St) There is a pre-fix brunch for $20 which includes great drinks (Unlimited Champagne, Bellini, Mimosa Bloody Mary or Screw Driver) The atmosphere is fun and its a great area! Food is good too.

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                    bosox RE: mieliepap32 Apr 15, 2008 09:26 AM

                    friends and i had a fabulous brunch at henry's this past weekend. the food was delicious, the service was very efficient and friendly. i highly recommend it. it's on broadway/105th.

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                      PhishFoodie RE: mieliepap32 Apr 15, 2008 02:33 PM

                      ditto on Nero. And they are on opentable.

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                      usernameistaken RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 09:42 AM

                      had a nice girls brunch (maybe 15 of us?) at Elmo - 156 7th Ave. did not have to wait for a table (though we arrived early!) and food was good, the atmosphere was fun. :)

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                        bussy26 RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 09:47 AM

                        i second Elmo or Cafeteria. Dos Caminos is also a good choice. The food is not chowhound level but it's got great drinks and atmosphere.

                        1. Mel loves food RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 02:56 PM

                          Try out Calle Ocho on Columbus between 81st & 82nd St.
                          They accept reservations and have an all-you-can-drink buffet of about 8 different types of sangria (complimentary with brunch).

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                            aeros RE: jdogg80 Apr 15, 2008 07:12 PM

                            Stanton Social is a lot of fun. They can easily accommodate a large party.

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