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Saturday brunch...10 ppl...need help because my GF will kill me if this doesn't go right.

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foodstud Nov 26, 2011 05:50 AM

Looking to organize a Saturday birthday brunch for about 10 ppl. Open to location but would prefer to keep it around 25-30 pp. Reservations are a must. Appreciate any feedback.

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    kathryn Nov 26, 2011 07:43 AM

    Try Blue Ribbon Bakery.

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

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      thegforceny Nov 26, 2011 07:59 AM

      Cookshop; Trestle on Tenth; Red Cat

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      Cookshop
      156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      Trestle on Tenth
      242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

      Red Cat
      227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. Toot Nov 26, 2011 01:16 PM

        I guess it will depend on what you are looking for, but I had a great brunch at Bistro Lamazou. The place is neither trendy nor a destination place, but the food is really good and the prices are moderate. It is a neighborhood place, but the room is pretty and comfortable, service is friendly and I have enjoyed my meals there (twice for dinner, once for brunch). You can check the website: www.bistrolamazou.com

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        Bistro Lamazou
        344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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          Reni1 Nov 27, 2011 11:30 AM

          Hi, I really had a great time at Bacco on the upper east side 78th street on second avenue.
          Its a great price and fresh. If you want something more upscale then ask for the semi private room at Alain Allegretti´s new place La Promenade....Chelsea. Just shoot both an email.

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          La Promenade des Anglais
          461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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            jinglejangle Nov 27, 2011 02:02 PM

            I think you mean Bocca East?

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            dyrewolf Nov 27, 2011 06:47 PM

            give us a little guidance as to what would work for her... Few things come to mind

            Check these
            Blue Ribbon Bakery
            Ciano
            Nice Matin

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

            Nice Matin
            201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

            Ciano
            45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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              foodstud Nov 27, 2011 07:03 PM

              Thanks all...
              She wants to keep it very casual and on the less expensive side. Casual is key.
              As far as what was mentioned, I had a less than memorable experience at Cookshop.....BRB was just okay.....not thrilled with the red cat menu. I'd like a good mix of traditional breakfast/lunch items. Any other suggestions?

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                dyrewolf Nov 27, 2011 07:13 PM

                neighborhood??

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                  foodstud Nov 27, 2011 07:18 PM

                  anywhere in manhattan

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                  kathryn Nov 27, 2011 08:03 PM

                  Have you tried contacting The Smith or Jane?

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                    uwsister Nov 29, 2011 08:16 PM

                    I attended a post-wedding brunch at Jane recently and thought it was great. Looking at their regular brunch menu, I think the OP should be able to keep it within his budget.

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                    Jane
                    100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

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                jaba Nov 29, 2011 08:13 AM

                Paradou does a good prix fixe Saturday brunch with unlimited champagne cocktails (don't know if that is of interest to you) for $35.

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                Paradou
                8 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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                  Barcelonian Nov 29, 2011 08:26 AM

                  If we're talking about quality of food, Paradou would not make the cut - it's mediocre at best.

                2. princeofpork Nov 29, 2011 08:28 AM

                  Five Points, Primehouse

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                  Five Points
                  31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

                  Primehouse New York
                  381 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

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                    RCC Nov 29, 2011 08:48 AM

                    Public in Nolita have a private 'wine room" for parties of 10 or more.
                    http://public-nyc.com/private-events/...

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                      kathryn Nov 29, 2011 08:55 AM

                      Public has an excellent brunch but it slightly over their budget (at $35pp) and I wouldn't call the items "traditional" really. The brunch prix fixe is also missing one of their best items -- the blood pudding waffles with red wine poached pears and foie gras butter!

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                      Public
                      210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

                    2. mattstolz Nov 29, 2011 09:04 AM

                      locanda verde does a really good brunch/breakfast that wont break the bank. 10 people shouldnt be a problem and they take reservations. i loved my last breakfast there!

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                      Locanda Verde
                      377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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