Good time to visit Clinton St Bakery?
Preferably we would like to visit CSB on the Sunday of our trip (14th Dec) for brunch, but I know it is very busy on weekends. Is there a good time to catch it on a Sunday...I'd happily wait for up to an hour for a sitting...but I doubt my party of 4 would! :)
Failing that, I guess we could do Prune for brunch on the Sunday and try and hit CSB on the following Monday. Is there a good time to hit it on a Monday? I'm guessing the earlier the better for us this day.
I know you probably don't want to hear this, and all the CSB-devotees here will be out for blood, but their brunch is kinda overrated, especially given the wait. Why not try it at another time of day like dinner? I've actually had much better meals here at dinner than at brunch. Or as someone noted above, just go for a non-weekend breakfast or lunch. It's so cold in NYC this time of year at (especially at 9:30am), those (drop-style, sugar-loaded, totally not southern at all) biscuits do not make up for it!
Prune's brunch is fabulous though, if you can deal with the wait. Go before they open.
I would get there the latest at 9:30. Last time I got there at 9:30 on the dot and thought we were going to make it but missed it by 1 table, we were a party of 4. I went to Prune a couple years ago in a blizzard and got a table for 10am but the people after us had to wait. Close by I like Belcourt for brunch, they don't open till 11 though.