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Brunch 2011?

I am trying to decide on a great brunch place for a Saturday. I know there was a great discussion about this last year, and I was wondering if anyone had any new or different thoughts. I am looking for some place that takes reservations so I know we don't have to wait forever like at Sarabeth, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Clinton St. Bakery, or Prune. There is a strong chance we may go to Miailino for dinner so that eliminates there for brunch (unless we go elsewhere for dinner). I am looking for somewhere with good bloody marys, and a nice mix of breakfast and lunch stuff. Any thoughts? THANKS!

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Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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  1. I'm a big fan of Cookshop for brunch. They take reservations. It is slightly leaning more on the breakfast side of things, but they also have a selection of burgers, fish, salads etc. Menu is on their website. Added bonus is that its perfectly located for a post-brunch High Line stroll.

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    Cookshop
    156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    1. I just went to Locanda Verde in Tribeca a week ago and they had some amazing egg dishes.

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      Locanda Verde
      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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      1. re: citykid426

        I think LV is a lot like Maialino, no?

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        Maialino
        2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

      2. Minetta Tavern.

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        Minetta Tavern
        113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: kathryn

          Kathryn, from past posts on this subject, you seem to be the brunch guru. I know you are high on Minetta Tavern. What are your thoughts on Schillers or even Balthazar? Schillers seems to have a broader menu, which might be nice for my wife who, for all intents and purposes, is a pescatarian

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          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          1. re: dhenry18

            I'd say Balthazar over Schiller's, but neither are as interesting.

          2. re: kathryn

            Thank you for the suggestion. We went to Minetta Tavern and it was great. Panier was great. Latkes with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and hollandaise. BL burger worth every penny. Great bloody marys. Thanks for the suggestion

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            Minetta Tavern
            113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          3. Yes I think they are similar but I liked the atmosphere at LV more because it's not inside a hotel and you can eat at the bar. It just seemed more easy going and the crowd was younger/hipper.

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            1. re: citykid426

              Locanda Verde is part of the Greenwich Hotel. But yes, younger and hipper than Maialino (where you can also eat at the bar).

              http://www.thegreenwichhotel.com/rest...

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              Locanda Verde
              377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

              Maialino
              2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

            2. The Stanton Social does a good job w/ brunch and definitely has something on the menu for everyone.

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              Stanton Social
              99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002