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Seeking good Sunday brunch spot in Manhattan--convenience to midtown East a plus

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  • Zorro Apr 18, 2009 08:26 PM
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DC/Paris Chowhound seeks good (but not insanely crowded or expensive) spot for Sunday brunch, 4/19. I'm in NYC with my dad, and we've already tried Sarabeth's; I like Good Enough to Eat but fear it will be too crowded (and a bit inconvenient to our location near 53rd and 3rd). I'm looking for a good quality/price ratio and a low-key atmosphere, and I'd would be happy to head to locations under the river on the E line or other convenient MTA routes. Many thanks!

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  1. If you're willing to take the E train to Queens, I gotta figure you're willing to take a 6 train from Lexington Ave at 51st St down to the Bleecker Street station. Noho Star (it's right there at the subway entrance) opens at 10:30AM. So does Angelina Cafe, while Le Gamin is already open, but I think of those that Noho Star is your best bet.

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    Angelina Cafe
    36 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    Noho Star
    330 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Le Gamin
    536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

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    1. re: rpk

      Hop onto the 6 train and head to B Cafe on 75th between 2nd and 3rd. Very good belgian bistro and doesn't have a long wait for brunch.

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      B. Cafe
      240 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021

    2. If this is not too late, a couple of suggestions....

      Bar Breton, on 5th Av., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. Delicious food (galettes are the specialty) and pleasing atmospherics. Take the 6 to the 28th St. stop.

      http://www.barbreton.com

      Aquavit, on 55th, b/t Madison & Park (walking distance from your location), serves an excellent Sunday smorgasbord, Not the usual breakfast foods, but great if you like herring, salmon, and smoked fish.

      http://www.aquavit.org