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favorite out door brunch in all nyc, and then only uws please

intrepid May 20, 2008 08:52 AM

hi looking for your

1- favorite outdoor brunch in all of nyc

2- then your favorite outdoor brunch, but only on uws please..thanks

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    RGR RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 09:34 AM

    Since this is the Manhattan board, I think we need to keep mention of our favs only to those located there.

    Gascogne, on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. The brunch is delicious, and the charming garden is truly lovely.


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      intrepid RE: RGR May 20, 2008 09:40 AM

      yes, thanks, I meant only manhattan, my bad..but thanks for gascogne...dog friendly outside ?? thanks

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        RGR RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 09:56 AM

        I've never seen anyone bring a dog into the garden, so I'm guessing not. But you can call and ask.

        Note: If your window to edit has not expired, you might want to consider changing your original post to say "Manhattan."

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      kathryn RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 12:23 PM

      UWS options: Nice Matin (sidewalk), Sarabeth's on 80th/Amsterdam (sidewalk, though they have very few tables outside).

      Outside the UWS: Pastis (sidewalk), Veselka (sidewalk), Paradou (garden), maybe Aquagrill (I think it's an enclosed patio though - possibly not dog friendly), 7A (very dog friendly, I see pups in the sidewalk enclosure all the time), Five Points (dog friendly, only a few outdoor tables though), Noho Star (dogs have to be outside enclosure though, and there's a lot of foot traffic), Chinatown Brasserie (dog friendly, ditto), Taralluci e Vino (I think only EV location has outdoor tables though), Morandi (dog friendly, no sidewalk barriers, yay).

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        intrepid RE: kathryn May 20, 2008 12:45 PM

        UWS options: Nice Matin (sidewalk), Sarabeth's on 80th/Amsterdam (sidewalk, though they have very few tables outside). - kathryn- any of the uws places dog friendly?? thanks for the good info

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          kathryn RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 12:49 PM

          Yup, definitely dog friendly! Sarabeth's might a little more awkward 'cause there's no barrier between you and the sidewalk crowds, though. Nice Matin has a big nice patio.

          I have a dog and the problem is that the places with the big patios tend to be only OK in brunch quality (like Hi-Life or Fred's). Solid, but not exemplary. My other favorite brunch spots in that neighborhood (The Neptune Room, Barney Greengrass, Ouest) don't have outdoor seating. I have only lived in the West 80s though (and not any more), so you might find more if you go north or south.

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            intrepid RE: kathryn May 20, 2008 01:27 PM

            again, many thanks

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              cimui RE: kathryn May 20, 2008 02:18 PM

              the neptune room does have outdoor seating when the weather's warm, kathryn

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                kathryn RE: cimui May 20, 2008 02:39 PM

                Ah, I don't remember ever eating outside there, thanks for the update!

        2. MMRuth RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 01:55 PM

          I hadn't realized at first that you were interested in dog friendly, but I've had good luck at Cornelia Street (cheap, decent breakfast, water bowls for dogs) and at Po, for lunch. We're not big brunch people, so I don't have other suggestions.

          Edit - I've also seen dogs outside at Tabla.

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            intrepid RE: MMRuth May 20, 2008 02:01 PM

            thanks MMruth, i also do inoteca for dog friendly outside tables also give h20 bowls for dogs..thanks

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              RGR RE: MMRuth May 20, 2008 03:24 PM

              Actually, it's Tabla's Bread Bar that has that very nice outdoor terrace. And I, too, have seen dogs there. The Bread Bar does not serve Sunday brunch (only dinner), but they open for lunch Mon.-Sat., at noon.


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                MMRuth RE: RGR May 20, 2008 05:38 PM

                Yes, thanks, I meant the Bread Bar.

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              cimui RE: intrepid May 20, 2008 02:17 PM

              intrepid, places where i've brunched with my pup on the uws:

              neptune room (very good brunch)
              fred's (so-so brunch)
              cafe con leche in the 70s (fairly good, very nice about the pup)
              lucia's (portuguese tapas, so-so food)

              i've also seen people at french roast with their dogs, though i think that seating's a little tight / awkward. the sidewalk is so narrow, someone could step on your dog's tail... =(

              outdoor seating, but NOT dog friendly: isabella's, gabriella's, northwest, ocean grill (or sea grill ... i never remember which is the uws resto an which is the rock center one)

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                snaporaz RE: cimui May 20, 2008 02:54 PM

                It's Ocean Grill and that would also be my rec for UWS.
                Otherwise I'm partial to the Odeon, mostly because I miss living in Tribeca and that was our go-to brunch. Don't know about dog friendliness though.

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