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Sep 6, 2008 01:01 AM

Help - Tribeca breakfast recommendations


I have to entertain a very special guest on a weekday morning in Tribeca. Looking for breakfast joint recommendaitons.

I have heard good things about Bubby's and Kitchenette, but I need something a little pricier / more formal (but within Tribeca). Is City Hall restaurant my only choice?

Thanks a lot!!

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  1. Hi.

    My wife & I just got back from NYC. We were tired of eating unhealthy breakfasts laced with sugar and additives, so I made the effort to dig out a breakfast place.

    We found Spring Street Natural Restaurant in SoHo -

    I've attached a map for you. Its really a cut above in NYC.

    Spring Street Natural
    62 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: girobike

      Spring St Natural is a good find, but doesn't fit the OP's needs.

      I'd suggest the Tribeca Grand hotel or City Hall. Both have a more formal atmosphere than Bubby's and Kitchenette (although I do think that Bubby's can be charming for a breakfast meeting, if that's what you're looking for). Unfortunately I don't think Landmarc or The Harrison serve breakfast.

    2. I really would not recommend Kitchenette. I eat there a couple of years ago and it was nothing special. Since then it has been closed by the dept of health several times.

      A recent article on eater.

      1. Upstairs at Bouley serves a formal brunch in an attractive space.

        If that doesn't suit, many hotel restaurants in that area also serve brunch. The Tribeca Grand is a good suggestion.

        Upstairs at Bouley
        130 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        1. Thanks everyone for the recommendations so far!

          Unfortunately, Spring St Natural does not fit my needs.
          Upstairs at Bouley is good, but I need a place for a weekday morning, and it only serves brunch on weekends.

          Any other suggestions besides Tribeca Grand and City Hall?

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          1. re: Singar

            Re: Bouley -- I'm so sorry I missed that detail, Singar.

            I wish I had more suggestions for you, but I don't generally find myself in that part of town on weekday mornings. One additional possibility is 'Beca, which opened up earlier this year in the Duane St. Hotel. I haven't tried it and haven't read reviews. But facially, at least, the breakfast menu (served on weekdays from 6 a.m. on) seems interesting.

            Good luck. Please report back and let us know how your breakfast goes.

            1. re: Singar

              Why does Spring St Natural not work -- Soho is too far away?

              What about Blaue Gans? Their web site says they are open at 9am. I would call to double check.

              Is Bouley Bakery too casual for you? It's take out with self-service tables, not really a sit-down place with table service. You can also take your food to the dining room in Upstairs, according to their web site.

              NY Mag's restaurant directory has more options. Just click on Breakfast and then Manhattan > Tribeca. I don't recognize any of the other places listed though.

              1. re: kathryn

                Yeah, I'm trying to keep the walking distance within less than 10 minutes.

                I like Blaue Gans and Bouley Bakery, but they are not formal enough. As I mention, this is more of a VIP rather than a friend (think political figure).


            2. As a longtime resident of Tribeca, I'd have to say that City Hall is your best bet. The other places are too informal. You'll be surrounded by strollers and nannies.

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              1. re: MetroDad

                Do you also consider the Tribeca Grand too informal? It's not stuffy, but I wouldn't call it casual, either.