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Prune, Pastis or Balthazar

kcijones001 Jul 9, 2008 06:16 AM

Brunch for ten. Which would my fellow chowhounders reccomend?

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    mwmnyc Jul 9, 2008 08:06 AM

    None of the above...Well, I would say Prune, but they are so small, I don't think they can accommodate that large of a party.

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    1. re: mwmnyc
      kcijones001 Jul 9, 2008 08:10 AM

      Any reccomendations?

      1. re: kcijones001
        malibu Jul 9, 2008 08:14 AM

        I would skip all of the above. You could give R & L ( was Florent) a try around the corner from Pastis and give us all a review.

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      kathryn Jul 9, 2008 09:02 AM

      Prune cannot take parties larger than 6. The waits are long even for a two or four top, as they don't take reservations.

      Balthazar and Pastis take reservations. Of those, I think Pastis would be easier to reserve as it is much larger and also has a large communal table.

      Large party brunches + great food is difficult but doable if you plan ahead.

      Try this thread for suggestions but note that the Tasting Room location in Nolita has closed:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/463207

      1. Spends Rent on Food Jul 9, 2008 09:41 AM

        Of these I'd say pastis, but would really recommend Artisanal. Same vibe as Pastis & Balthazar with better brunch food, and less pretention. I think Prune would be a tight fit.

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