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Dream breakfast

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?

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    1. re: kathryn

      just hit this thread, peckhampam, kathryn knows her brunch

    2. Norma's, Sarabeth's, Carnegie Deli, coffee shop at Edison Hotel, Barney Greengrass (smoked fish)

      1. I love the breakfast at Clinton Street Banking Co. Very American. Better go in the weekdays and be prepared to wait for a table, but it is worth it!

        1. 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.

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          1. re: Ann900

            I'm coming from London, so it all sounds incredibly exotic as I have never been to the states before

            1. re: Peckhampam

              As a fellow Londoner I think you'll love a deli, you can get pancakes and lox and bagels and egg dishes and all sorts of stuff. I love New York delis. As I stay mostly on the upper west side I go to Metro Diner.

          2. 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.


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            1. re: ShakeIt

              I have to respectfully disagree. Essex brunch is far for the best in the city. It's great for it's all you can drink mimosas and bloody marys that come with your food. And the fact that they do not rush you out but the food is just average.

            2. Another vote for Clinton St Baking Company. Not to be missed!

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              1. re: luckiestduck

                I'd also recommend Clinton St. Baking. The blueberry pancakes with the maple butter syrup is heaven on a plate. Throw in a side of the sugar cured bacon and you will be floating. There isn't a better breakfast in the city. I do however agree with the above posters that you try to stay away on weekends. Good Luck.

              2. Clinton Street Baking for blueberry pancakes, sugar cured bacon, and biscuits with raspberry jam.

                Sarabeth's= Lemon ricotta pancakes, four flowers juice, strawberries and bananas.

                Jane- Vanilla creme-brulee battered french toast, cheddar grits, lobster benedict, crawfish benedict.


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                1. re: steakrules85

                  I agree with Sarabeth's - many locations and great for someone wanting to experience a full breakfast experience.

                  For a less expensive and equally delicious option, I would recommend Penelope's. You are sure to be one of very few tourists there but the brunch food is really great - especially the pumpkin waffles and Penny Egg Sandwich.

                  I personally am dying to try Clinton Street Baking Co but I am always way too hungry in the morning to wait that long for food! Maybe I'll try it during a snowstorm when everyone else stays home :)

                2. Thank you. I will report back. I have plenty of choices now. My only worry is my waist line and a slight concern about the combination of maple syrup and bacon but I can't wait to try it.

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                  1. re: Peckhampam

                    maple syrup and bacon you can't get any better than that.

                    1. re: steakrules85

                      Agree with steakrules. That's what it's all about!