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