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UWS Brunch - inexpensive

redygirlnyc Oct 4, 2008 11:39 AM

We are looking for a good place to do brunch, on the UWS or around the time warner center that wont break the bank. Does any one have recommendations? and preferably a place that wont have too long a wait! thanks!

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  1. kcijones001 RE: redygirlnyc Oct 6, 2008 07:20 AM

    Calle Ocho..Sunday only...free sangria bar...You will walk out of there spening NO MORE than 20 bucks per person (including tax/tip).

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      jeffthepeanut RE: redygirlnyc Oct 7, 2008 08:45 AM

      you should try The Neptune Room, awesome French Toast

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        kathryn RE: jeffthepeanut Oct 7, 2008 10:18 AM

        Ditto -- their price includes an alcoholic drink/coffee/juice, which is nice. And you can make reservations.

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        cimui RE: redygirlnyc Oct 8, 2008 12:34 AM

        i like the food at neptune room pretty well, too.
        not sure how inexpensive you want, but good less expensive options include:

        1. cafe con leche on amsterdam between 80th and 81st (entrees around $8 or $9, no drink included); and

        2. gabriela's, w.90s / columbus (entrees $12, served with a complimentary margarita, bloody mary or mimosa).

        the digs are nicer at gabriela and in most cases, it serves better food. they have a heated patio out front if you want to sit outdoors.

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          LNG212 RE: cimui Oct 8, 2008 08:15 PM

          We very much like the brunch at Gabriela's as well. They make killer drinks. DH likes the chilaquiles and I think the carmelized banana pancakes are really good. Their patio has become our go-to place for drinks and snacks.

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            cimui RE: LNG212 Oct 8, 2008 08:27 PM

            I honestly can't think of a place with a better selection of tequilas in Manhattan -- which is sometimes unfortunate when I can't resist and have one of them with brunch. I'm useless for the rest of the day.

            One small detail about the brunch food: They seem to be better than most at making eggs to order, perfectly. They get the distinction between sunny side up and over easy.

            (Btw, Garbriela's is one place I'm jealous of you for having in your nabe, still. :)

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          snaporaz RE: redygirlnyc Oct 8, 2008 03:04 PM

          Fairway Cafe is also pretty affordable, though it can get crowded at times.

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            UWStoSONO RE: redygirlnyc Oct 8, 2008 04:29 PM

            What you're looking for is Arte Cafe on W. 73rd between Columbus and Amsterdam. $12 Brunch with unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers bellinis etc.


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              theaman RE: redygirlnyc Oct 8, 2008 05:52 PM

              I don't think Isabella's is that pricey. There is a wait though because it is quite popular. I would get there before or after the crowds.

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                Hotbaby RE: redygirlnyc Oct 9, 2008 09:24 AM

                I love Regional on 98th and bway. The food is great and it is really cheap. I think they also have some kind of mimosa special on the weekend.

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