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Feb 19, 2009 09:39 AM


I have gotten some good places under a different post, but was hoping this title might attract more.

Looking for something Sunday for brunch- causal, somewhat inexpensive and takes reservations. 5 Points is already fully booked - but looked great.

Nolita House looks great - seriously considering it.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks! Need some quick advice.

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  1. Nolita House is amazing, but they don't take reservations. And if you really wanted to talk, they have a bluegrass band playing.

    Acme Bar & Grill takes reservations.

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    1. re: cidonie

      Nolita House is off my list. Had some crummy food there at brunch recently, and once before. A shame cuz I live almost directly upstairs. The waitress on sundays is way cute tho. Could go back for her.

      Five Points does serve an amazing brunch. Fancy, but the food is great. I've never had a dinner there where the food was as nice as the atmosphere, but their brunch is fantastic. Waits can be long, but it's worth it, and I don't usually have the patience to wait for brunch.

    2. I love Nolita House. I think if you get there before the brunch rush, you wouldn't have much of a wait, if any. What time are you planning on dining?

      1. If you're willing to walk over to Second Ave, Belcourt takes brunch rezzies and it is pretty tasty. I think the chef is a Prune alum.

        1. Thanks all -

          I would love some more suggestions. Acme looks a little too casual. Nolita House still looks like a winner. How about the Smith?

          Anything else I should look at?


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          1. re: serialportme

            The Smith would be East Village, not Noho/Nolita. A bit far of a walk if you ask me.

            What about Public? Elizabeth? Chinatown Brasserie?

            God, I miss the Tasting Room. I would have also suggested Lovely Day but I think they haven't fully reopened yet.

            1. re: kathryn

              Wound up at Smith. Was very good - reasonably priced for NYC. Awesome bloody Mary included.

              Food was good. Service was good. We were seated within about 15 minutes of reservation and the place was packed.