Lunch and breakfast suggestions in SoHo?
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!
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.
Broome Street Bar
363 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
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.
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)