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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?

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  1. 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.

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    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    1. 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...

      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...

      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...

      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...

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

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        Bar Boulud
        1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        1. 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.