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CHEAP Birthday Brunch for a Group this Saturday

Hello hounders!

I am looking for a brunch place this weekend in Manhattan. For some reason I am having trouble though I only have two requirements.

1. It's a group of 9-10 for a (my) birthday brunch.
2. I want to go as cheap as possible without going to a diner.

Any hidden gems that have a set brunch for maybe $10 or $12 a person (including coffee)? I realize this is probably impossible, but if you have any ideas, please let me know! Location is not really an issue (though union square is the area we are all in.)

Thanks so much!

-Kelly

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    1. re: kzekas

      blockheads, ps 450, nolita house, poco, il bastardo to name a few.

      1. re: mch

        I'm definitely going to call 450, that looks wonderful!

    2. Shake Shack and hang out in Washington Square Park. That might even be pushing the $10 limit!

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      Shake Shack
      Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: bkfan16

        Love Shake Shack. Looking for something a little bit more occasion-ish for this meal, but thank you!!

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        Shake Shack
        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

      2. Dojo has an around-$10 brunch special that includes coffee AND a cocktail...pretty decent portion sizes too!

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        Dojo
        14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: Jess321

          I go to NYU so I know Dojo, but I didn't think of it for brunch! That's a wonderful suggestion - sooo cheap!

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          Dojo
          14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

        2. Your group size will definitely limit your options but if I recall correctly, the prices at 'inoteca at brunch do include coffee/juice. In any case, the paninos are gently priced.

          Cafe Orlin or Mogador are also possibilities.

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          Cafe Orlin
          41 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          'inoteca
          323 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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          1. re: kathryn

            Cafe Orlin looks wonderful, thank you so much, I will definitely check it out.

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            Cafe Orlin
            41 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: kzekas

              no one is accepting reservations, any other ideas??

              1. re: kzekas

                You didn't say you needed a place that took reservations. :)

                If you need a place that MUST take reservations, the price point is typically higher.

                Not accepting reservations means they can turn the table faster and get more people in and out.

                1. re: kathryn

                  good point, I just assumed that with a large group I should have one. but the number is going down all the time *sigh* haha thanks for everyone's help!

          2. We went to PS 450 and had a wonderful time. They had our reservation only 2 days in advance, a quiet, large table in the back (they even had place cards with the event's name on it which was quite unexpected for such a relatively cheap brunch) and were absurdly friendly, letting us sit for almost three hours and gave us no indication we needed to leave. mch, thank you so much for the recommendation!

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            PS 450
            450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016