Best place for Brunch in Midtown?
On Sundays, only, Aquavit has a very pleasant smorgasborg brunch -- but you'd have to enjoy eating fish for breakfast. It's expensive, in the $30+ range.
Norma's serves breakfast every day and is considered something of an institution (though I personally don't really understand what all the fuss is about). Portions are very large and sweet offerings are IMO excessively sweet. Food is decent, though nothing I would write home about. Good fresh squeezed OJ. It's in the $20-30 range.
For a pretty simple, standard breakfast / early brunch any day of the week, I like Insieme. Offerings are basic and lean continental, but everything is well made. $20 range.
Sarahbeth's on Central Park South is always popular and competently serves brunch standards most/every? day of the week. $20 range.
Amy's Bread in Hell's Kitchen is lovely for quick, inexpensive pastries, muffins, quiche or sandwiches, and decent coffee. More of a take-out place than sit down place.
Search this board for "brunch" and "kathryn" and you'll find lots of reliable prior recommendations.
Thanks for your critique. However, I was asking for the BEST place for brunch in Midtown. Generally, a request for the best would invite responses for one's opinion of the Best place irrespective of price, cuisine type, etc. Further, Webster's defines brunch as " a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch." Therefore, any suggestions you have on the Best Brunch (breakfast and lunch per Webster's definition) place in Midtown would be greatly appreciated.