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Lunch and breakfast suggestions in SoHo?

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nyc_girl13 Feb 28, 2009 02:05 PM

What are some good places to go for lunch or breakfast in SoHo on the weekends? I'll be in that area in a couple of weeks. Usually I like to shop around and explore different streets and just eat at places that I happen to come upon, but am thinking it would be nice to have a couple places already picked out. Thanks!

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    rondaj RE: nyc_girl13 Feb 28, 2009 02:37 PM

    Upstairs at Bouley Bakery is pretty good, and great bakery downstairs though may be closer to Tribeca

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      foodwhisperer RE: rondaj Mar 1, 2009 10:18 AM

      12 chairs is excellent. Blue Ribbon is excellent. Balthazar of course . Bouley is in Tribeca, if you're going there Petit Abeille has a good breakfast/brunch. Odeon also

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        kathryn RE: foodwhisperer Mar 1, 2009 01:59 PM

        Blue Ribbon Brasserie in Soho is not open for lunch or breakfast. It is open 4pm-4am daily.

        Blue Ribbon Bakery is open for lunch but it is in the West Village. It opens at noon on weekdays, 11:30am on weekends.

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      rpk RE: nyc_girl13 Feb 28, 2009 05:56 PM

      On the weekends the Broome Street Bar serves French toast I rather like, which is made with a rum-orange glaze. I really wish they opened earlier than 11AM, but there you are.

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      Broome Street Bar
      363 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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        Pan RE: nyc_girl13 Feb 28, 2009 10:45 PM

        Balthazar serves a Continental breakfast from 8-10 every Saturday and Sunday, then brunch from 10-4. I haven't tried their breakfast, by when I was there for brunch on Labor Day, the waiter told me that you can just walk in before 10:30 any day and have no wait. If you've never been there, it really makes me feel almost like I'm in a brasserie in Paris, and a very good one, at that.

        http://www.balthazarny.com/

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          seoulspot RE: nyc_girl13 Mar 1, 2009 09:40 AM

          Went to Mercer Kitchen recently for brunch and it was a pleasant surprise. It's in the middle of Soho so location is very convenient, and it's reasonably priced for a jean georges-owned restaurant. They have your usual breakfast fare (omelette, eggs benedict), sandwiches (including a great cheeseburger), and more expensive entrees (i.e. scallops over lentils)

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            nyc_girl13 RE: seoulspot Apr 12, 2009 08:37 PM

            I went to Mercer Kitchen for brunch today. I had wonderful French toast. It was thin pieces of bread,came with carmelized apples, very yummy. I had a pretty good cup of coffee, too. I loved the interior there, very neat. Also, they far beautiful floral arrangements.

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            Bread basket serves two at Balthazar and with the NYT, it is heaven, and never had to wait.

            1. thew RE: nyc_girl13 Mar 1, 2009 02:40 PM

              fanellis. elephant and castle. actually the lunch list is pretty endless.

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                mom22tots RE: nyc_girl13 Mar 1, 2009 02:44 PM

                Love spring street natural...organic and delicious.

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                  kobetobiko RE: nyc_girl13 Mar 1, 2009 03:20 PM

                  Love both Balthazar and Blue Ribbon. Will add Falai Caffe and Panetteria for breakfast and lunch. Aquagrill also has great brunch.

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                    mcporkbun RE: nyc_girl13 Mar 1, 2009 05:30 PM

                    Delicatessen got a new chef recently and is kind of a fun scene for breakfast and lunch. It's open earlier than other places!

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                      KTinNYC RE: mcporkbun Mar 1, 2009 06:46 PM

                      Is the food any better?

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