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Called Balthazar for a reservation this weekend to no avail. Who know brunch could be so popular? Can someone recco something comparable, I've read the Brunch post here but seeing if anyone wanted to add their two cents!

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  1. Extra Virgin
    Prune
    Clinton Street
    Pastis
    Tasting Room
    Cookshop
    Five Points
    Shopsin's (Saturday only)

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Extra Virgin - reservations for parties of 6 or more only
      Prune - no reservations
      Clinton Street - no reservations
      Pastis - takes reservations, but only over the phone, call ASAP
      Tasting Room - no longer open
      Cookshop - takes reservations, go on OpenTable soon
      Five Points - takes reservations, go on OpenTable but probably fully booked already, they usually book up fast
      Shopsin's (Saturday only) - no reservations

      1. re: kathryn

        oy. oh well, i tried.

    2. And brunch is EXTREMELY popular in Manhattan, with some places serving from the morning (8am, 9am) until 3 or 4pm.

      1. Yeah. When I had brunch at Balthazar on Labor Day, our waiter told us that if you show up before 10:30, you can just walk in - no need for reservations. The problem is that you probably want to reserve at a peak lunch time - like everyone else. If you're willing to wake up and get going earlier, you won't have trouble getting a table wherever you want that's already open.