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Dec 16, 2008 01:41 PM

Brunch near Columbus Circle?

Looking for brunch near Columbus Circle on New Years Day.

Specifically the sweet stuff - pancakes, waffles, french toast or perhaps a really good omelette.

Somewhere low key but decent.

We're aleady planning to go to Clinton St one day of our trip, but not NYD. Considered Ellen's Stardust Diner but I wondered if there was any place better.



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  1. Have you looked into Bouchon Bakery? You couldn't get any closer to Columbus Circle than that. If they're going to be open, I'd imagine brunch would be delicious.

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    1. re: floretbroccoli

      The breakfast at jean georges is fantastic.

      1. re: sethd

        Is it Jean-Georges (formal room) or Nougatine (casual room)?

        1. re: kathryn

          Yes, agree the breakfast served at Jean Georges (they use the Nougatine space) is fantastic... one of the best in NYC... and the pricing is very reasonable for the extremely high quality... no more than any other hotel. You can find the menu with pricing on their web site.

    2. What about Landmarc? Not sure if they are open on NYD.

      1. NORMA's!!! At Le Meridien hotel. Not low key though...but so delicious.

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        1. re: loveroffood

          I beg to differ. Not delicious. And too expensive.

        2. Sarabeth's is relatively nearby. I'd call to ask if they were open on New Year's Day.

          40 Central Park South
          (between 5th and 6th Aves)

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          1. re: kathryn

            I was hoping you would post Kathryn, as the brucnh CH expert! Is there anywhere else i can try if Sarabeth's is closed? We would go to Clinton St but even if they are open I can imagine it will be bedlam there on NYD....

            1. re: tinabull

              I know Petrossian Bakery is nearby but I don't know if they're open on New Year's Day. How far are you willing to go from Columbus Circle? What about some of the Hell's Kitchen spots? I usually don't brunch in that neighborhood but you might find more options there.