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Midtown Breakfast with kids - 54th and 5-6th

serialportme Oct 24, 2009 11:42 AM

All -

Looking for breakfast with 8 people (4 kids) on a Friday in midtown. Has to be close to 54th and 5th or 6th.

Nothing fancy or eclectic, just good food - decent atmosphere.

Any ideas?


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    serialportme RE: serialportme Oct 27, 2009 12:55 PM

    Any recent reviews on Le Pain Quotidien?

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      burton RE: serialportme Oct 28, 2009 09:39 AM

      Given your parameters, Maison at 7th and 54th is a very good option.

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        City Kid RE: serialportme Oct 28, 2009 09:56 AM

        My favorite breakfast place in the area is Certe: great food (breakfast menu as well as home-baked goodies), cozy spot, and exceedingly friendly. Take-out in the front, dining room and catering prep in the back. Your kids will enjoy it.

        20 W 55th St
        New York, NY 10019-5373
        (212) 397-2020

        1. LeahBaila RE: serialportme Oct 29, 2009 06:06 AM

          I'd hit up Dishes on 54th and Park


          1. gracenotesnyc RE: serialportme Oct 29, 2009 11:18 AM

            What about Norma's in The Parker Meridien? There are lots of brunch staples (pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict) and also more interesting breakfast items (the wazaa is absolutely amazing and I bet kids would LOVE it)

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            1. re: gracenotesnyc
              serialportme RE: gracenotesnyc Oct 30, 2009 06:18 AM

              All good ideas - I looked at Norma's - looks like a lot of $$...I mean I know what NYC costs, but it looks like more than average, am I correct?

              1. re: serialportme
                LeahBaila RE: serialportme Oct 30, 2009 06:33 AM

                Personally, I would definitely describe Norma's as "fancy" AND "eclectic." The prices are steep and you can find much better deals out there. That's not to say that I don't enjoy Norma's, but it's like a once/year treat for me.


                1. re: LeahBaila
                  apples RE: LeahBaila Oct 30, 2009 07:11 AM

                  Love Norma's but agree it is pricey...Rue 57 is on 57th and 6th, http://www.rue57.com and is good.
                  Also, there are a bunch of decent diners around, AstroDiner on 55th and 6th andPark Central on 55th and 7th are good. Mangia is on 57th btwn 5th and 6th...great breakfast sandwiches and pastries, coffeee/juice where you can buy at the counter and sit down.

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