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Oct 16, 2009 10:11 AM

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.