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Best Weekday Breakfast UES/EAST HARLEM??

foodiestudent Mar 30, 2010 04:26 PM

My fiance's birthday is tomorrow, and I want to take him out for a great breakfast since he works all day until midnight. We need to stay somewhat local due to his commute, so any recommendations on the UES or in east harlem would be really appreciated!!! We are flexible in terms of type of food (we eat pretty much anything!) and price is not an issue this once :)

Thanks in advance!

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    tabs Mar 30, 2010 05:09 PM

    Table d Hote is fantastic but opens at 12. Sarabeths is all hype but is open earlier. Also Cafe d' Alsace and this great greek diner on the corner of 86th and 2nd ave on south east side of street.

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      City Kid Mar 31, 2010 08:12 AM

      You might try El Paso Taqueria on 97th St. between Madison & Park, though I've never been for breakfast. They open at 9:30 AM and offer a nice range of traditional huevos and omelettes.

      El Paso Taqueria
      64 E 97th St, New York, NY 10029

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      1. re: City Kid
        smarty Mar 31, 2010 08:23 AM

        I like the food but be very careful about pricing. I was there a week or so ago and got into a major argument about margarita prices. On their list of tequilas, they have a wide range and when the bill came they charged me for a Patron margarita when in fact I had ordered Sauza blanca. Being in the wine/spirits business, I know Sauza is about one third of the price of Patron. To make a long story short, I got three different answers from the waiter, ostensible manager and the owner. Not the first time we have ha run-ins over pricing. As they say, let the buyer beware.

        1. re: smarty
          City Kid Mar 31, 2010 09:10 AM

          Good to know...breakfast should be pretty safe, plates around 7-8 dollars.

      2. Toot Mar 31, 2010 10:02 AM

        Cafe Sabarsky and Sarabeth's are the best options in the area for waiter service. If you don't care for waiter service both Yura and The Corner Bakery are very good.

        Cafe Sabarsky
        1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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          Santino Corleone Mar 31, 2010 01:41 PM

          Give Melba's a try 114 and Fredrick Douglas Blvd.

          The French Toast, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Fried Chicken and Waffles are all amazing

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          1. re: Santino Corleone
            Upperwestsider Mar 31, 2010 03:14 PM

            Thanks for the note; live in the area and have not tried this. Will report back

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            liz8000 Mar 31, 2010 01:42 PM

            B Cafe is amazing. Quiet little place but has excellent food. http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

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            1. re: liz8000
              TipsyMcStagger Apr 2, 2010 08:47 AM

              Didn't know B Cafe is open for weekday breakfast.


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              gutsofsteel Mar 31, 2010 02:06 PM

              Cafe Sabarsky. There really is nothing else that even comes close.

              Cafe Sabarsky
              1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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