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Oct 21, 2011 03:43 PM

Weekend lunch/brunch good deal for a nice restaurant

I'm going to be visiting New York the first weekend in November and am looking for restaurants for Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch (or lunch). I am thinking about trying to go somewhere nice that is a good deal for lunch compared to the price of dinner. It doesn't have to be cheap, just a good value compared to dinner. Any ideas? I know a lot of restaurants have deals for weekday lunches, but many of them aren't open for lunch on the weekends. Also, I figure there might be some places that are hard to get in for dinner but might be easier for lunch/brunch.

I don't have any specific types of food I'm looking for or neighborhoods (not sure what activities we're doing yet).

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  1. For Saturday, Jean Georges. If you can't get in, maybe Tocqueville.

    For Sunday brunch, Minetta Tavern. Very difficult to get in for dinner at a reasonable time, but brunch you can basically waltz right in.

    Jean Georges
    1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    2 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Another possibility for Saturday lunch, Bouley.

      Agree with kathryn on all of her recommendations above too.

      163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: Cheeryvisage

        La Grenouille is also open for lunch on Saturday.

        Boulud Sud, Ai Fiori, and Lincoln are open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

        La Grenouille
        3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

        142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

        Ai Fiori
        400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

        Boulud Sud
        20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

    2. I highly recommend Bouley for lunch on Saturday. The four-course tasting menu is $55 and you get a variety of choices for each course. You also get an amuse to start, a palate cleanser before dessert and petit fours at the end. I've been there multiple times and everything I've had so far has been amazing. Even the bread is delicious and they come around with different selections with each course. If the weather is nice you can walk around Tribeca and Soho afterwards too!

      163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013