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Brunch near Lincoln Center?

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced brunch spot near Lincoln Center? As much as I like Asiate and Telepan, I am looking for something less pricey. Also, we will be going at around noon on Saturday and I would like to avoid places like Sarabeth's with hour-long waits.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. cafe luxemborg might work.

    1. Landmarc in the TWC has a varied menu, and since it is HUGE there is never much of a wait, even at prime time.

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      1. re: prdct

        2d this. Just had a good meal last Sunday.

      2. I don't know what breakfast-like items they have, but if you want a noonish lunch, Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center is excellent.

        1. Bar Americain (Bobby Flay) is not super close but is not a bad walk (152 west 52) and isn't ridiculously crowded. Get the tasting of all the shellfish cocktails.


          1. If you want to be casual, you can get a nice meal at Le Pain Quotidien.

              1. Bar Boulud - a bit pricier at $29 2 course prix fixe but it's a nice choice for brunch. I also concur with the Bouchon Bakery suggestion as well.

                Bouchon Bakery
                10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

                Bar Boulud
                1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                1. Just to throw another one out there: Rosa Mexicana isn't my favorite restaurant, generally, but their weekend brunches are fairly good. Brunch entrees generally run between $10 and $15 / plate. RM has the added benefit of being *right* across the street from Lincoln Center and, unlike Sarabeth's, they take brunch reservations. Just don't order their "famous pomegranate margaritas" unless you enjoy slurpees.

                  Lawgirl and jennie mentioned Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center, which has lovely pastries and bread, and decent quiche. I personally would not go out of my way for the soups and salads. As Lawgirl mentioned, the restaurant doesn't serve traditional US brunch offerings like omelettes or waffles.

                  I haven't eaten at Bar Boulud (Yummy's suggestion) for brunch, but some of the selections overlap with those at dinner and are quite good, then. In general, the food at this restaurant is well made. Looks like they have a $29 prix fixe, two course brunch. Not sure if that's pricier than what you're looking for or not.

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                  1. re: cimui

                    OP said "As much as I like Asiate and Telepan, I am looking for something less pricey" and since Telepan's prix fixe is $28, I assumed Bar Boulud's $29 brunch was out of the picture. It's a decent brunch but I found my french toast to be excessively lemony, my friend's croque monsieur way too cheesy, but the lunch-ish options were fine. The boudin blanc was great. So was the charcuterie, but that's an additional cost as it is not included in the prix fixe.

                    1. re: kathryn

                      Good point, k. Detail oriented as always. :)

                      I also love the boudin blanc. Boulud's version is delicate and elegant, as it ought to be.