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Aug 1, 2010 08:32 AM

Solo brunch ideas?

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.

    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:

      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:

      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:

      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:

      1. 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. 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.