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Good Brunch Spot

turtleone Jun 26, 2008 06:38 AM

Any ideas for a good brunch place? Looking to spend around $20.00 or so. Would be great if a drink came with the meal.

  1. chezfredo Jun 26, 2008 06:47 AM

    Always enjoyed The Paris Commune for brunch http://pariscommune.net/

    1. kcijones001 Jun 26, 2008 06:53 AM

      YOU MUST MUST MUST go to Calle Ocho on the UWS.
      Food is great (i personally love the vegetaria paella) and the best is free sangria! They have a serve yourself sangria bar with about 8 different types (white and red). It's increible. Trust me, you will walk out happy and satisfied!!! Make resies. Bruch on Sunday only; ends at 3.
      $20 bucks will do it for you...I've never spent more!

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      1. re: kcijones001
        JungMann Jun 26, 2008 07:07 AM

        Not a fan of Calle Ocho. The food just didn't cut it for me. Eggs were dry, crabcakes weren't right, paella overcooked. I'll admit the sangria is a great deal, and it is fun to try all the flavors, but there is better food at many other places: Nero, good, it all depends on what neighborhood you're in and what you're in the mood for. I will say that Greenwich Village seems to have become the nexus of brunching. Many good options there.

        1. re: JungMann
          kcijones001 Jun 26, 2008 07:30 AM

          My experiewnce were totally opposite (my eggs benedict was incredible).

      2. k
        kathryn Jun 26, 2008 07:12 AM

        Best brunch that comes with a drink -- probably Jane or the Neptune Room (same owners). Not sure if they do the same deal with The Smith.

        See also:

        1. Spends Rent on Food Jun 26, 2008 08:19 AM

          Turkish Kitchen has an amazing brunch... if you like mediterranian food.

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            RGR Jun 26, 2008 08:35 AM

            Gascogne's 3-course brunch prix-fixe is $20 and includes a choice of o.j., a mimosa, or a Bloody Mary. Delicious food. On a summer's day, nothing beats enjoying brunch in their lovely garden.


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              s.piller Jun 26, 2008 02:11 PM

              Just went to Whym on 57th & 9th. Had a great lunch yesterday and wonderful brunch in the past.

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              1. re: s.piller
                prdct Jun 27, 2008 02:18 PM

                I strongly disagree. I've only been here for brunch, but the brunch I had was close to indedible.

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                jeremy5 Jun 30, 2008 08:21 AM

                Cafeteria has a great brunch. The croissant french toast is especially delicious

                1. b
                  bethl Jun 30, 2008 10:33 AM

                  essex- you get 3 drinks with their brunch!!!!

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