Best place for Brunch in Midtown?
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.
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.