At last I am going to New York. For much of my life I have read, seen films and tv programmes about American breakfasts. Where is the best place in New York to try the things I have heard about? Eggs over easy, stacks of pancakes with syrup and bacon, hash browns.....or things I haven't heard about?
Norma's, Sarabeth's, Carnegie Deli, coffee shop at Edison Hotel, Barney Greengrass (smoked fish)
Where are you coming from? Barney Greengrass serves the tradititonal New York Jewish deli breakfast- lox and eggs, bagels, nova (less salty smoked salmon than lox), other smoked fish, etc. None better in the city but pricey.
Norma's is a bit of a tourist trap. Sarabeth's- several locations around the city, has good American fancied-up breakfasts. I'd go with Clinton Street Baking Company for things like pancakes.
The two best breakfasts in NYC:
1. Brunch @ Essex Restaurant (only on sat & Sun)
it's amazing. I strongly reccommend the lobseter benedict. STRONGLY.
2. Clinton street baking company- Ya can't get more American than their Blueberry pancakes. they are sooooo good. But def. go on a weekday and you will still probably wait a good 30-45 min. It is worth it though.