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best place for pancakes?

Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 07:49 AM

any suggestions on a place for pancakes?

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    chocokitty RE: Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 07:53 AM

    Clinton St. Bakery, hands down.


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      RCC RE: chocokitty Jul 23, 2008 08:09 AM

      I agree with Clinton St. Bakery. Their pancakes are one of, if not THE, best in town.

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        kathryn RE: RCC Jul 23, 2008 10:35 AM

        Ditto. Because a) they make their own maple butter in house and b) they beat the egg whites separately and then fold them in at the very last second so the pancakes are super fluffy.

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        Lucia RE: chocokitty Jul 23, 2008 02:24 PM

        agree too

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          nyny RE: chocokitty Jul 27, 2008 07:26 PM

          ditto! i don't even like pancakes that much and found their blueberry pancakes w/maple butter to die for - YUM!

        2. kcijones001 RE: Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 07:53 AM

          Good Enough To Eat
          483 Amsterdam Ave
          (212) 496-0163

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            harrison RE: Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 12:57 PM

            Upstairs at Fairway 74th/Broadway....the best

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              Gossomer RE: harrison Jul 23, 2008 01:03 PM

              Are we talking the same Clinton St here? I've been several times and their pancakes are thick,dry, and cakey. I am not a fan. But many are so what do I know.

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                sugartoof RE: Gossomer Jul 26, 2008 06:38 PM

                me too! thick, dry, caked, and i'll add lumpy. i could barely eat mine actually. the butter couldn't save them.

            2. misnatalie RE: Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 03:08 PM

              I haven't had the ones at Clinton St, but used to love the pancakes at E.J's Luncheonette on 6th Ave. I know there is still an E.J's uptown but have not been

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                pacz RE: Jem57 Jul 23, 2008 06:40 PM

                I agree that Clinton St has great pancakes, but I also love the pancakes at Blue Fin.

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                  Jem57 RE: Jem57 Jul 26, 2008 12:56 PM

                  Hi everyone. Thanks for the recommendations. I just tried clinton st today & they were fabulous. I'm going to try out the other places mentioned too.

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                    TipsyMcStagger RE: Jem57 Jul 28, 2008 05:27 AM

                    I agree...the pancakes at Clinton St are fantastic. I've been to Fairway Cafe and Good Enough to Eat for pancakes in the past month and found them to be just okay.

                    I've searched the archives for other pancake recommendations and virtually all threads contain just these three spots. Well, Shopsins too...which were really good, but expensive!

                    So c'mon. This is a BIG city. Surely there must be some outstanding pancake spots beyond the four previously mentioned.


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                      ORP RE: TipsyMcStagger Jul 28, 2008 11:51 AM

                      I haven't tried them personally, but a friend of mine swears that the pancakes at Prune are far superior, and he's been to Clinton St. dozens of times. Can anyone confirm/refute this (seemingly heretical) opinion?

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                        kathryn RE: ORP Jul 28, 2008 12:40 PM

                        You can't compare the two. Prune's version is a single big, oven-baked dutch pancake. Clinton Street makes theirs on a griddle and you get three, more like a regular stack of flapjacks.

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                    steakrules85 RE: Jem57 Jul 28, 2008 12:51 PM

                    It's all about the maple butter. That stuff is so amazing and really makes the dish complete. Without it the pancakes would be really good but not extra special. Its that maple butter baby trust me.

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                      pacz RE: Jem57 Aug 4, 2008 04:46 PM

                      Went to Blue Fin this morning and had white peach pancakes served with lemon marscapone, black berrys and warmed maple syrup.... very good!

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                        aeros RE: Jem57 Aug 4, 2008 08:16 PM

                        Stanton Social has unbelievable silver dollars. And Cookshop's pancakes are divine.

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