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Solo brunch ideas?

flzhang Aug 1, 2010 08:32 AM

I haven't been to balthazar but it doesn't seem like a place you'd go to brunch by yourself. Maybe cafe/bar boulud? perry st?

  1. c
    CG09 Aug 2, 2010 11:46 AM

    I've had brunch at Balthazar solo and it was fine. If there is a bar, it would be fairly crowded, so I would suggest a reservation and a table.

    Artisanal is another option - they have a larger bar and good brunch menu if they are open for brunch the day you want to go.

    1. f
      fm1963 Aug 1, 2010 09:25 AM

      Lots of solo brunchers at Balthazar, Bar Boulud, Maialino, and the bar at Minetta Tavern. Enjoy.

      Bar Boulud
      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      1. r
        RGR Aug 1, 2010 09:02 AM

        I don't see why you can't go to Balthazar solo unless you are averse to sitting at a table by yourself. (I don't recall seeing any bar seating.)

        Balthazar photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157621977198042/

        Bar Boulud would be a very good choice for solo brunching. They have bar seating -- it's a long table -- as well as the circular "tasting" table. My husband and I sat at that circular table when we had brunch there last year.

        Bar Boulud photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157616424232698/

        Haven't been to Perry St., but we've enjoyed Nougatine, the casual Jean Georges restaurant, which has bar seating and would a good brunch option.

        Nougatine photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622090066758/

        Edited to add: I see kathryn has come to the rescue re: Balthazar. So, there is bar seating.

        One more suggestion: Maialino, which has bar seating.

        Maialino photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623134601069/


        1. k
          kathryn Aug 1, 2010 08:51 AM

          How about sitting at the bar at Balthazar? Or the bar at Minetta Tavern? Anything with bar/counter seating may make you feel more comfortable about dining solo.

          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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