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Sunday breakfast Broadway & 77th

javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 12:37 PM

Looking for a nice place for breakfast sunday morning Broadway & 77th. Thanks, Richie

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  1. MMRuth RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 12:38 PM

    If I were you, I'd head up to Barney Greengrass. Don't know about "nice" - but excellent lox, etc.

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      javaandjazz RE: MMRuth Aug 21, 2008 12:55 PM

      Thanks MMRuth but I'm not into lox or sturgeon or any of that. Any places non-fishy. Thanks, Rich

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        MMRuth RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 12:57 PM

        Another option is Sarabeth's, though I've not eaten at the UWS location. Good breakfasts at the other ones though.

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          metfan630 RE: MMRuth Aug 21, 2008 01:13 PM

          Sarabeth's is popular for sure, but I've never bothered to wait on the hour or so line.

          I used to like Manhattan Diner on 77 and broad, but it has gone down majorly in quality over the past few years (in my opinion). I personally love Utopia on Amsterdamn bet'n 72 and 73. its a diner menu, with possibly the best blueberry pancakes I've ever had, and a very good breakfast quesadilla.

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            MMRuth RE: metfan630 Aug 21, 2008 01:16 PM

            Good point about the line - I'd missed that it was for a Sunday.

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              JungMann RE: metfan630 Aug 22, 2008 06:21 AM

              Utopia is my local diner, though I wholly avoid it. I don't think I've had anything there that wasn't pre-frozen other than the eggs, which weren't very good either.

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        phantomdoc RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 01:15 PM

        Josephina at 63rd and Broadway.is nice if its not too far.

        Josies is closer but not as fancy.


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          sticham RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 01:50 PM

          www.goodenoughtoeat.com is not a million miles away

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            kathryn RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 02:25 PM

            The Neptune Room or Nice Matin. Both are slightly more upscale. Another option is Ouest. I believe you can reserve at all three of these, and they lack the giant lines at Sarabeth's and Good Enough to Eat.

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              Lucia RE: javaandjazz Aug 21, 2008 08:49 PM

              Fairway Cafe is good.

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                digitalburro RE: javaandjazz Aug 22, 2008 08:15 AM

                Second the recommendation for Good Enough to Eat. It's at Amsterdam @ 83rd so it's not far. The food is very down-homey and delicious, esp. for the price. It may not meet your definition of "nice" though.

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                  Stuffed Monkey RE: javaandjazz Aug 22, 2008 08:17 AM

                  Fairway cafe. Cafe Viand Bway at 75th is my go to ny coffee shop/diner. Good Enough to eat over Sarabeth's if you're willing to wait the line (I think it's worth it) I've never been for brunch but Luizia's on Amsterdam has been well recommended to me. Ouest for most upscale. Nice Matin for almost as upscale Odviously my 'hood.

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                    City Kid RE: Stuffed Monkey Aug 23, 2008 05:01 AM

                    I have been to Luizia's for brunch and it was not good. We waited for a very,very long time to be served and when the food did come our eggs had the Portuguese equivalent of American cheese in our fritatas. Even the Portuguese bread they put out -- which I usually love -- was like the equivalent of American white bread and stale.

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                    qwertyu RE: javaandjazz Aug 22, 2008 09:20 PM

                    If you are looking for a breakfast at 8 or maybe even 9 in the morning, there will be minimal to no wait at Sarabeth's.

                    1. javaandjazz RE: javaandjazz Aug 24, 2008 03:00 PM

                      Thanks everyone. I forgot about Nice Matin. We ended up there and had a nice breakfast. Saw the line at Sarabeth's while walking later on and it doesn't seem worth waiting in line for.

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