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Need great breakfast place with top quality pancakes and bacon

Hi All! I am taking my 8 year old daughter into the city this weekend and I would like to take her to a great breakfast place that has excellent pancakes and serves top-quality bacon. I have a rez at Sarabeths, but I am getting a bit tired of it. I read Big Daddy's menu, but not sure how the food quality is. We are staying near Rock Center, but can travel anywhere for something extra-tasty. Is there any place that you would recommend?

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  1. can't say i've had the opportunity to try any of these, but this should give you a few suggestions!

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...

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    1. re: benn2009

      Thank you! I am thinking . . . Clinton Street -- looks great!!

      Does anyone know if it is hard to get in there right at 9:00 on Sunday mornings? Do I have to get there really early and wait for them to open???

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      Clinton Street Baking Co.
      4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

      1. re: pastrychica

        Clinton Street is the best. Around 9 a.m., you'll probably be fine. (A lot of people like booze brunch, which can't happen 'til noon on Sundays.)

        1. re: loratliff

          This is actually a very helpful thread! I've always wanted to go to Clinton Street but I cannot stand having to wait around for brunch when I'm already so hungry! Perhaps I'll try to get there super early next time.

        2. re: pastrychica

          For Sunday at 9am at CSB, you'd better show up at least 30 minutes before. That's when they take names and you'll see a lot of people giving their names. If you show up at 9, you'll end up waiting for the first turnover.
          Yep, this place is really popular.

          1. re: RCC

            Thanks for all those tips! I will definately get there by 8:30!

          2. re: pastrychica

            you may want to check, but on weekends i thought they opened at 10am, which is you best chance of getting in on a Sunday without a wait. if you go 30 mins before.

        3. Clinton Street serves their pancakes and bacon at dinner, and the wait isn't nearly as bad. Your daughter might love the idea of breakfast for dinner.

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            1. re: jaba

              I've never had to wait for a table at dinner time at Clinton Street Baking Co. (although I'm sure it does happen on occasion). I had the blueberry pancakes for dinner just last month.

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              Clinton Street Baking Co.
              4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002