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Brunch in the gramercy area

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Does anyone have any recs for a brunch place close to 18th st and 2nd ave? This area seems pretty devoid of nice brunch/lunch options.

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  1. I don't live in area, but I think these may be OK brunch suggestions:

    Friend of a Farmer
    Irving Mill
    Pete's Tavern
    Barbounia (20th/park) for a twist..

    1. we live in the area. for brunch, we usually go to joe jr's, the smith, craftbar or veselka. emp has a very fancy brunch that's very good but expensive. if it's nice out, we'll take a walk down to five points and sit at the bar (best place to have brunch there). stay away from friend of the farmer. it sucks.

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        1. re: LeahBaila

          3rd vote for The Smith. I'd stay away from petes tavern.

        2. re: jon

          The Joe Jr's on Third Ave @16th Street is kind of a greasy spoon...I wouldn't seek it out for brunch. I also have not heard good things about Friend of the Farmer and Pete's is interesting for historical reasons only.

          Kellari Parea (20th St. btw B'way and Park Ave So) has a nice brunch for $15.95...a little bit of walk but not bad.

          http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...