Sat. brunch in midtown(-ish), multigenerational group
My parents are visiting this weekend from out of town and want to go out for brunch/lunch on Saturday with my husband, me, and our toddler. I have just discovered that the place we intended to go to isn't open for lunch on Saturdays, so I'm having to scramble to find a place. They will be staying on 23rd street between 6th and 7th, but we'll have a car, so we don't have to stay in that immediate area (but don't want to schlep too far).
I realize that this is last minute, but if you have any recommendations for a nice brunch place that is also toddler-friendly and that is open on a Saturday, I would greatly appreciate it. We're looking for something nicer than a diner.
Have you seen this thread?
How many people will you be? What is the most you are willing to spend? Are you looking for more breakfasty food or lunch foods? Where were you thinking of going that isn't open for lunch on Saturdays?
We will be four adults and one child (my parents, my husband, me and our son). We wanted to go to Turkish Kitchen, thinking that they would have regular lunch on Saturdays (we know they only serve brunch on Sundays), but it turns out that they're only open for dinner on Saturdays, at least according to their website.
I don't have any price range in mind other than to say "moderate," and no preference for breakfast or lunch foods.
I would suggest Bar Breton, on 5th Av., b/t 28th & 29th Sts., which is owned by Chef Cyril Renaud (of the late, great Fleur de Sel).
Though we've not had brunch, we have been to Bar Breton for lunch several times and for dinner once. Food's delicious. The brunch menu has both both breakfast and lunch dishes. The galettes, which are on all the menus, are a specialty of the house. Our favorite is the Flatiron -- wild smoked salmon with horseradish cream and chives.
Service is friendly, and the casual atmospherics are very pleasing.
Despite the word "bar" in the restaurant's name, it is family-friendly. They accept reservations.