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Need new brunch places around Westchester/Fairfield!

krystle920 Aug 25, 2009 08:04 PM

Looking for new brunch places to try around Westchester/Fairfield. We seem to be stuck in a brunch rut and every week it's usually Valencia Luncheria, IHOP, Lakeside Diner, or some random bakery/cafe. We're looking to try Meli-Melo and Chocopologie Cafe next. Any other suggestions? We are coming from Stamford so something within 15-20 minutes would be ideal. Also not interested in more expensive or buffet type brunches. Thanks!

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    byramgirl Apr 23, 2013 08:34 AM

    You have to try On The Way Cafe in Rye. It's on the way to Playland. I discovered it a few months ago and have been three times now. Everything I've had keeps me wanting to go back for more.

    The pancakes are great, and they do a version with cannoli filling in-between the layers. Egg dishes are fresh, and the scones are yummy. I especially like the jalapeno cheddar scone. Also, the last time, the slice of goat cheese and roasted red pepper tart was to-die-for.

    Don't be turned-off by the outside. It's what's on the inside that matters.

    I also enjoy the crepes at Mariani Garden's cafe in Armonk.

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      lparry Apr 22, 2013 11:51 AM

      Krystle, try Sala on Hudson. It's in Croton and well worth the trip. It's a new tapas-style restaurant. The scrambled paella and salamosas were delicious!

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        Stylo Apr 24, 2012 04:41 PM

        The Corner Restaurant in downtown Milford.

        Impeccable brunch, great atmosphere and location.

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          Oliver80 Aug 16, 2010 11:48 AM

          Sunset Cove in Tarrytown does a decent brunch buffet. Nice views too of the river.

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            fcmenutalk.com Mar 23, 2010 02:34 PM

            In Black Rock (Bridgeport) there is a place Lady Luck that serves a pretty robust brunch - great bloody mary's too!

            In Westport there is a place called Dunville's. They are rumored to have a good brunch and are in no shortage of mimosas or any other drink.

            I know you said no buffet brunch, but for the others here, The Brewhouse in SoNo is an incredible bargain at $25-ish. And no, I'm not saying that tongue in cheek; their buffet has anything, for anyone. The mimosas are included in the price, which had me at hello...

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              AvalonDeb May 17, 2010 06:15 PM

              I'm been lurking for a long time. Thanks for the suggestions!!! I've been looking for a good brunch place in the Stamford area for a long time! Can't wait for the weekend!

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                shaiken Jun 14, 2010 06:56 AM

                Napa at the Marriott serves brunch. I haven't been, but have heard good things.

                The Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco does a nice buffet.

                And if you feel like splurging, there's always the Castle in Tarrytown!

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                  dinerfan Jan 2, 2011 08:07 AM

                  I've only been to brunch at Napa once, with visiting relatives, and I wasn't blown away by it. It's more a lunch and dinner spot, and pricey for brunch as I recall.

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              farnsworth Jan 24, 2010 02:04 PM

              In Port Chester, Sonora is now serving Brunch as is Nessa. We have tried both for brunch in the last month, and were very satisfied.

              We also like Backstreet in Darien for brunch. None are buffets.

              We were really impressed with Sonora's brunch.

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                grnichcnobb Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

                Gingerman in Greenwich _www.gingermangreenwich.com
                Morello's Bistro in Greenwich _www.morellobistro.com
                Ruby's Oyster Bar & Grill in Rye _www.rubysoysterbar.com
                Chat 19 in Larchmont _ www.chat19.net

              2. krystle920 Aug 31, 2009 06:15 PM

                Atlanta Bread Company, Panera, Cracker Barrel...

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                  krystle920 Oct 5, 2009 02:23 PM

                  Just tried Chocopologie Cafe yesterday for brunch. Pretty good crepes and reasonably priced. Any other brunch suggestions welcome! We were going to try Lolita in Greenwich but they apparently stopped serving brunch because it didn't do well. Do any of the Port Chester places serve brunch?

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                    wincountrygirl Oct 5, 2009 03:43 PM

                    You are kidding, right?

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                      krystle920 Oct 7, 2009 01:44 PM

                      about port chester? or lolita?

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                        cubanat Oct 7, 2009 01:50 PM

                        I wouldn't see lolita as a brunch place. more of a night time resto. Yeah i don't know what wincountygirl is getting at??

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                          sibeats Oct 7, 2009 02:17 PM

                          I think she may have been referring to Panera and Cracker Barrel...at least that's what I thought when I read the post about them...

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                      bpstyles Jun 21, 2011 08:09 PM

                      Cracker Barrel?!

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                      mcllmlathd Aug 25, 2009 08:12 PM

                      1020 post...darien
                      cafe lola...fairfield
                      Chocopologie...SONO

                      Someone new needs to open for Brunch...it is very boring out there on Sundays!!!

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