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Help - Tribeca breakfast recommendations

Singar Sep 6, 2008 01:01 AM


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!!

  1. girobike Sep 6, 2008 01:14 AM


    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 - http://www.springstreetnatural.com/me...

    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
      JennS Sep 6, 2008 06:28 AM

      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. l
      LAMP Sep 6, 2008 06:34 AM

      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. c
        cimui Sep 6, 2008 08:56 AM

        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. s
          Singar Sep 7, 2008 11:29 AM

          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
            cimui Sep 7, 2008 11:48 AM

            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
              kathryn Sep 7, 2008 12:01 PM

              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
                Singar Sep 8, 2008 03:10 PM

                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. m
              MetroDad Sep 9, 2008 06:52 AM

              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
                cimui Sep 9, 2008 06:54 AM

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

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