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Where to lunch with my fellow young lawyer ladies?

Looking for a brunch spot that is delicious (read: must have eggs benedict and delicious drinks) and has some atmosphere, for a Sunday brunch with my professional networking friends. yes we are foodies.
No need for a $38 entree, but something special is in order.
Suggestions?

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  1. Perhaps you could be a bit more specific. What is "special?" What part of the city? What cuisines (or not)? What atmosphere do you seek? Since you are "foodies" perhaps you could tell us what restaurants you generally enjoy, for comparison?

    1. Cookshop is one of my favorite brunch spots in the city. DBGB is also a great place to try.

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      DBGB
      299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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      1. I live in Park Slope, and enjoy Al Di La, Blue Ribbon, Aperitif, Sidecar, Applewood. I am a sucker for anything with pate, or a nice piece of hamachi, or a bright orange fresh egg yolk.
        The group lives both Upper East Side and Brooklyn, so places in the Village, Chelsea, or LES are usually a good compromise.
        It is special because we do it once a month and it is usually the only time we get together to linger, eat drink, and share our work war stories. We live to relish the Sunday moment. But it is not special like Mother's Day. I hope any of these details are helpful to those with recommendations.

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        1. re: Sparklydelite

          What places have you thus far enjoyed for these monthly gatherings?

          1. re: Sparklydelite

            In Chelsea/Grammercy : Sounds like brunch at The Breslin would be fun- plenty of terrines and tasty eggs. Also, Maiolino has an awesome brunch.

            http://underemployedinnyc.blogspot.com/

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            The Breslin
            20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

            1. re: UnderemployedInNYC

              While I agree that Maialino is an excellent place for brunch, the o.p. states: "...must have eggs benedict and delicious drinks." I don't know about the latter since I don't drink, but there are no eggs benedict.

              Photos of our brunch at Maialino: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

              1. re: RGR

                I drink, and Maialino has delicious drinks.

                Although it doesn't have eggs benedict, it has eggs benedict equivalents.

                If it isn't one of the best brunches in New York City right now, I'd be shocked.

                I'd say it would be absolutely perfect for Sparklydelite.

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                Maialino
                2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

            2. re: Sparklydelite

              NoHo Star at Lafayette and Bleecker has an excellent brunch, and very good drinks, if it's not too late for a suggestion.

            3. When I was a young lawyer lady, I liked to meet friends at Five Points for brunch. I don't live in NYC anymore, but from what I remember, they have eggs benedict, delicious drinks and good atmosphere.

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              Five Points
              31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

              1. anyplace with a clear view of a slippery floor ;)

                1. Norma's at the Parker Meridien, on 56th.

                  1. The Bar room at The Modern -- also great drinks.

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                    1. re: Nancy S.

                      They don't serve Sunday brunch with eggs, waffles, etc. though. The OP asked for eggs benedict.

                      1. re: kathryn

                        Their egg with uni and lobster is pretty fabulous, though!

                    2. Locanda Verde? Uovo Modenese are poached eggs with cottechino hash, spinach and tomato hollandaise. Kind of like an Italian take on eggs benedict. And it's a fantastic dish.

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                      Locanda Verde
                      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

                      1. standard grill and eat outside for people watching or in the bar for the vibe
                        nice oysters well priced and the michelada drink beer and tomato juice trust me on this is light refreshing and cheap eight bucksd
                        you must book ahead very crowded and then walk the highline