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Sunday Brunch in Midtown or Upper Manhattan

billreeves May 12, 2008 07:34 PM

My wife and I will be in Manhattan this weekend. After a Saturday night dinner at Wolfgangs in Tribeca, we want to have an early morning run in Central Park followed by a great Sunday brunch. Any suggestions around Central Park for Sunday brunch?

Also, any suggestions for after dinner spots on Saturday for music and desssert would be appreciated.


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    billreeves May 13, 2008 07:38 PM

    Thanks to all of you for all of the suggestions. I appreciate your comments brendastarlet, but for a one day trip to NYC, is a $10-$20 cab ride really a reason to narrow down my options to find a great meal?

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    1. re: billreeves
      RGR May 14, 2008 08:52 AM

      Hey, Bill,

      I don't think Brenda was suggesting that you need to spend money on a cab. Au contraire! She was just pointing out that Central Park is huge, so restaurant options span many neighborhoods. For example, Telepan is on the lower end of the UWS while Barney Greengrass is also on the UWS but much further north, and Norma's is in Midtown. Thus, knowing exactly where you plan to end your run allows Hounds to make *nearby* restaurant suggestions that would not require a cab ride.

    2. biondanonima May 13, 2008 01:00 PM

      I love brunch at Norma's (57th btw 6th and 7th). Ridiculously decadent sweet brunch items (Wazaa Waffle, Chocolate French Toast, etc). Some people love it, others think it's too over-the-top - but that's what I love about it!

      1. JungMann May 13, 2008 11:14 AM

        Outstanding smoked salmon at Barney Greengrass.

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          brendastarlet May 13, 2008 10:25 AM

          Since Central Park stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street and from east to west, you might narrow down where you're planning to eat.

          1. prdct May 13, 2008 10:20 AM

            I haven't been in over a year, but I loved the brunch at Telepan.

            72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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            1. re: prdct
              Tinasaur11 May 13, 2008 11:06 AM

              Telepan was reasonable, but surprisingly... would recommend David Burke + Donatella over Telepan.

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