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KateMW Jul 19, 2011 02:17 PM

In town for the U2 concert tomorrow night, but am also trying to catch the McQueen exhibit on Thursday morning. I've been told to get there as they open, so does anybody have a rec for breakfast close to The Met or our hotel{The Chambers}

I searched some threads and saw Cafe Boulud as an option...still a good choice?
Thx

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Cafe Boulud
20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

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    kathryn Jul 19, 2011 02:46 PM

    The Met opens around 9:30am, so I assume you'll want breakfast closer to 8am, so you have time to get to the museum before it opens?

    Ma Peche in the Chambers Hotel does breakfast; I've never tried it. You'd probably need to contact them or the hotel for a menu as I don't see one on the web site. Momofuku Milk Bar, the connected bakery, will have some pastry items available as well.

    Cafe Sabarsky is highly regarded by CHers but it doesn't open until 9am, so that may not work for you.

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    Cafe Sabarsky
    1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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      RGR Jul 19, 2011 02:48 PM

      Cafe Boulud is a longtime favorite of ours, so even though we've never had breakfast there, I'm sure it would be just fine. You can view the menu here: http://www.danielnyc.com/cafebouludNY.html#cbny_menu

      At the Whitney Museum, on Madison, b/t 74th & 75th, there's a new Danny Meyer restaurant called Untitled, which serves breakfast. Here's the website: http://www.untitledatthewhitney.com/

      Cafe Sabarsky, at the Neue Galerie, on the corner of 5th & 86th, is another option: http://www.cafesabarsky.com/

      ETA: Cafe Boulud starts serving breakfast at 7 a.m. Untiled starts at 8 a.m. Taking note of kathryn's post, I guess Cafe Sabarsky won't work.

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      Cafe Boulud
      20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

      Cafe Sabarsky
      1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Untitled
      945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

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        millefeuille Jul 19, 2011 02:50 PM

        E.A.T. (one of Eli Zabar's places) is a calm place for some breakfast. Bit overpriced, but tasty.

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        E.A.T.
        1064 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

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          Upperwestsider Jul 19, 2011 02:59 PM

          Your original idea a good one, but the other ones, esp Cafe Sabarsky (opening time is the issue) are probably more memorable. I agree with Millefeuille on E.A.T (awfully $$ for break). Would add two more: Nectar (82 & Mad): traditional NYC diner (it will remind you of home) and Sarabeth's (90 or so and Mad). At the latter there can be a line, but not likely on a weekday AM. But Cafe S is something special.

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          Cafe Sabarsky
          1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Sarabeth's
          1295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

          E.A.T.
          1064 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Nectar Restaurant
          1090 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

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            KateMW Jul 20, 2011 02:43 AM

            Thanks everybody! Saving all of these for future trips.

            If we're not moving super fast, we'll try Cafe Sabarsky, but if I'm chomping at the bit to get there like I hope to be, Cafe Boulud it is.

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              kathryn Jul 20, 2011 06:38 AM

              Have a wonderful time! The McQueen exhibit is stunning IMO. You could also try Cafe Sabarsky for lunch after a morning at the museum, too.

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              Cafe Sabarsky
              1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                KateMW Jul 20, 2011 08:52 AM

                We were hoping to try Luke's for lunch, but maybe we'll wait for the next trip.

                I've heard the exhibit is amazing. I'm as excited to see it as U2.

          2. thew Jul 20, 2011 07:12 AM

            i like to go to pain quotidian for breakfast sometimes

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            Le Pain Quotidien
            833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021

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              City Kid Jul 20, 2011 09:06 AM

              I also like Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast and there is one closer to the Met: Madison @85th St.

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              Le Pain Quotidien
              1131 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                thew Jul 20, 2011 11:00 AM

                that was the one i meant to link to. must've misclicked

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                  KateMW Jul 22, 2011 07:44 PM

                  Well, after getting 4 hours of sleep in 48 hours before and not getting back to the hotel until 2am Thursday morning, we slept in. Oh well, I can now say that The Chambers has a very good room service breakfast, it comes from Ma Peche apparently. I had a ham and cheese sandwich with an egg on top at 10:45...so much for getting to the Met before it opened. But, we ended up joining the museum {we have a number of trips planned for the next year or so} and we got to go to the front of the line...so it all worked out! Now, if only my feet would stop hurting...found 50+ stairs to walk up out of the subway due to a broken escalator at 2am.

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                Pan Jul 23, 2011 09:40 PM

                I've really soured on that chain, though I don't know that specific location. But for the last year and a half to 2 years, I've found other locations overpriced and just not very good.

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                  gutsofsteel Jul 24, 2011 07:26 AM

                  I had lunch at a Pain Quotidien on the UES not long ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and freshness and creativity of the food, as well as the service.

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