Day-after Wedding brunch spot with the new family??
Does anyone have a suggestion for a midtown brunch spot that would be good to go to with my new wife and our 2 families. My folks are from the UK and are staying in midtown so was looking for something with a New York feel but without being too much of a scene. Traditional American food, not going to break the bank, decent service.
Can anyone help?
While I adore Cafe Boulud and agree it would be an excellent place for a post-wedding brunch, by any definition, the cuisine is not "traditional American." There is, of course, "La Tradition," the menu that focuses on traditional French dishes. And I would describe the other three menus + the menu of daily market specials as international in scope. Currently, "Le Voyage" is featuring Mexican dishes. Their haute interpretations are outstanding.
The OP did ask for a place in Midtown. C.B. is on the UES though I certainly don't think that should be any deterrent.
Cafe Boulud photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
Not sure how much it meets your definition of midtown, but we recently did a celebratory brunch at Maialino a few weeks ago and it was outstanding. The location across from gramercy part feels very NYC to me, and the service was well beyond decent, as one would expect from a danny meyer restaurant. Ok, rereading your post i guess its not traditional american food either, but everything we had was really really tasty.
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010