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Sparklydelite Apr 30, 2010 03:10 PM

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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    gutsofsteel Apr 30, 2010 03:23 PM

    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?

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      stephaniec25 Apr 30, 2010 03:38 PM

      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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        carub May 4, 2010 06:05 PM

        Cookshop is great!

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        Sparklydelite Apr 30, 2010 03:51 PM

        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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          gutsofsteel Apr 30, 2010 03:53 PM

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

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            UnderemployedInNYC Apr 30, 2010 05:07 PM

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

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

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              RGR May 1, 2010 07:38 AM

              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...

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                Sneakeater May 3, 2010 03:08 PM

                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

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              cjd260 May 2, 2010 11:01 AM

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

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              sidwich May 2, 2010 12:21 AM

              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. 2slices May 3, 2010 06:22 PM

                anyplace with a clear view of a slippery floor ;)

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                  nooyawka May 4, 2010 04:33 PM

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

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                    Nancy S. May 4, 2010 06:06 PM

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

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                      kathryn May 4, 2010 06:16 PM

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

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                        Nancy S. May 4, 2010 07:11 PM

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

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                      kathryn May 4, 2010 06:17 PM

                      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

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                        foodismylife May 5, 2010 08:42 AM

                        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

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