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Oct 27, 2010 01:10 PM

Sunday brunch in Williamsburg

My family--including Grandma and Grandpa--are coming into town to celebrate my birthday. Any suggestions for a good place for brunch in Wmsburg or nearby?

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  1. Egg

    135A N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    3 Replies
    1. re: Motosport

      Egg does an excellent brunch but it can get very crowded. The tables are on the small side, I'm not sure it would be ideal for a large group.

      1. re: Motosport

        egg is fantastic but the idea of taking an elderly couple and my entire family there is ridiculous, especially on a weekend! service is harried, crowds are large and the wait long. i mean, sure, there's a REASON why it is so popular, but i would never want to have a leisurely family brunch there on a sunday.

        perhaps consider fada on n.8th and driggs for french fare. there's a decent mostly covered outdoor patio area, and the croque madame is lovely.

        1. re: selenster

          Seconded Fada.

          530 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      2. Dressler or Aurora.
        Excellent food and they take reservations.

        70 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        5 Replies
        1. re: AimeeD

          go to Mymoon.

          Great place for large group, tall ceilings very open space.

          My Moon
          184 North 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          1. re: AimeeD

            Aurora is terrible - ugh! It used to be delicious when they opened, but has fallen off...

            1. re: kariface

              agreed, aurora is so bad - the food is unimaginative and not well-balanced.

              1. re: selenster

                For what it's worth, friends just went to Aurora last night for dinner and absolutely loved it. Apparently the chef of 2 years just left - which might explain kariface's & selenster's comments.

            2. Traif

              229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              1. Il Paiolo on N6th. Italian style brunch.

                Il Paiolo
                106 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

                1. I'm a big fan of Traif, so would second that. But my next brunch will be at Fatty 'Cue. Also, Gordon Bennet does a decent English brekkie, so if that's something you're into it could be nice. Its pretty quiet in there too, so easy to talk.

                  Fatty 'Cue
                  91 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

                  229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211