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Creative Sunday Brunch

pkafka Nov 15, 2008 10:26 AM

Sunday brunch on vacation is one of my favorite experiences.

I am looking for a place...preferably on the lower east or west or upper west side of the island (these areas for the vibe they give - not into stuffy upper east or commercial mid-town) that serves a creative Sunday brunch.

I am looking for pancakes and french toast that will blow my mind! I also want a place that is brunch and not just breakfast. Moreover, I am seeking a place that has that sunday brunch "feel" that everyone loves.

Any suggestions?! I always enjoy brunch at Extra Virgin on the lower west side... places similar to that would be great.



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    pkafka Nov 20, 2008 06:38 AM

    thanks - really wanted prune - but my friend forced me to go to sarah beths - so far from creative. looking forward to visiting these places on my next visit

    -pk, theculturephile.com

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      BW212 Nov 15, 2008 01:03 PM

      I'm also a big fan of Extra Virgin's brunches, but the room gets too crowded for me. Other places I love for brunch are Cookshop in Chelsea and Perilla in the West Village. (It's not actually called "the lower west side")

      Hope you have a great trip and brunch!

      1. k
        kathryn Nov 15, 2008 12:39 PM

        Best brunches in NY:

        Mind-blowing pancakes: Prune, Clinton Street Baking Company, Shopsin's (closed Sundays).

        Mind-blowing french toast: The Neptune Room, Balthazar, Pastis.

        Quirkiest: Prune, Shopsin's, Alias, Stanton Social, Blue Ribbon Bakery.

        1. goodhealthgourmet Nov 15, 2008 11:29 AM



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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            D...DF Nov 15, 2008 12:08 PM

            Prune or Five Points.

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