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Dream breakfast

Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 10:11 AM

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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    kathryn RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 10:29 AM

    Best breakfast and brunch in NY:

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      bigjeff RE: kathryn Oct 21, 2009 10:43 AM

      just hit this thread, peckhampam, kathryn knows her brunch

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      Chuck Lawrence RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 10:34 AM

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

      1. Toot RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 01:15 PM

        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!

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          Ann900 RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 02:03 PM

          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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            Peckhampam RE: Ann900 Oct 16, 2009 03:02 PM

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

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              bronwen RE: Peckhampam Oct 20, 2009 10:15 AM

              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.

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                chow_gal RE: bronwen Oct 20, 2009 12:50 PM

                You mean a DINER, not a DELI.

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            ShakeIt RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 02:12 PM

            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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              kelea RE: ShakeIt Oct 16, 2009 02:35 PM

              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.

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              luckiestduck RE: Peckhampam Oct 16, 2009 02:42 PM

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

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                bgut1 RE: luckiestduck Oct 20, 2009 02:54 PM

                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.

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                steakrules85 RE: Peckhampam Oct 20, 2009 05:45 PM

                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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                  stephaniec25 RE: steakrules85 Oct 20, 2009 08:16 PM

                  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 :)

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                  Peckhampam RE: Peckhampam Oct 20, 2009 11:25 PM

                  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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                    steakrules85 RE: Peckhampam Oct 21, 2009 09:09 AM

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

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                      bgut1 RE: steakrules85 Oct 21, 2009 02:19 PM

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

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