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Casual breakfast/brunch - Gramercy area, 22nd/Park Ave South

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JBinOC Dec 20, 2009 09:47 AM

Hi,

Looking for a very casual, low-key, unpretentious breakfast/brunch spot in the Gramercy area, walking distance from 22nd St and Park Avenue South.

Something

* not upscale (Eleven Madison Park, City Bakery)
* not infamous or notorious (Friend of a Farmer)
* not a greasy spoon.

Anything come to mind? Thanks in advance.

  1. k
    kathryn Dec 20, 2009 10:29 AM

    Is this for a weekday or weekend? I'd try Les Halles, Penelope, or 'inoteca liquori bar.

    What do you think of the suggestions here?
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/675017

    NB: EMP doesn't serve weekend brunch any more.

    1. smokeandapancake Dec 21, 2009 07:08 AM

      penelope. def.

      1. m
        mch Dec 21, 2009 07:32 AM

        barbounia is a good spot.

        1. Motosport Dec 21, 2009 07:59 AM

          Dukes, just East of Park on 19th, I think. Next to City Crab who also have brunch but I have not tried theirs.
          Dukes has good brunch selections and is not too fancy or pricey.
          Penelope on 30th anf Lex is also a favorite.

          1. r
            roze Dec 21, 2009 08:52 AM

            I would go to Punch. They have a very reliable brunch special with a lot of diffetrent options. Theres something for everyone and its casuel but nice. Plus it's only one block away from your location.

            http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/search/...

            1. p
              Peter Cherches Dec 21, 2009 10:53 AM

              L'Express. Totally unpretentious, reasonably priced, open 24-hours, authentically Lyonnais, Park & 20th.

              http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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              1. re: Peter Cherches
                Motosport Dec 22, 2009 05:36 AM

                L'Express has become our new favorite late night after party spot. We have not tried the brunch but have never been disappointed with anything else. We even saw it on Law and Order last week.

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