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brunch in west village or williamsburg

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Taking my two twentysomething kids and wife to celebrate my birthday. Food and ability to hear one another important
Alcohol not important. Chowhounds need help so I can make reservation.

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  1. I have always enjoyed the brunch at Dell'anima, and I believe they take reservations, which makes it easier. Its also pretty civilized.

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    Dell'Anima
    38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    1. For Williamsburg, you need to post on the OB board. Note that WB is a neighborhood where many of the restaurants don't take reservations.

      West Village is similar. If you want a good brunch at a place that does take reservations, I would do Minetta Tavern or Perilla. Minetta Tavern has the better atmosphere and food, but is more expensive, and the tables are close together. I've never seen it jam packed for brunch, though. Perilla has a smaller, less interesting menu, but is more spacious and the booths are nice. It's also brighter and airier. The brunch food is good but not as good as other places.

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      Perilla
      9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

      Minetta Tavern
      113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      1. Since W.Village and Williamsburg are so far apart, you must be driving. So drive 5 minutes to Tribeca and go to Capsouto Freres, lovely place, nice brunch. If you don't need eggs, go to Bouley for lunch, you get the $175 tasting menu,for only $55 for lunch , it is virtually the same menu.
        If it has to be W. Village , try Recette, the food is great there and they do brunch

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        Capsouto Freres
        451 Washington St, New York, NY 10013

        Bouley
        163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

        Recette
        328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: foodwhisperer

          There's also this great invention called the subway. W. Village and Williamsburg are not far apart, relatively speaking.

          In the WV, 10 Downing, Commerce and Jane all take brunch reservations and would be my picks (in addition to Minetta Tavern and Perilla).

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          Jane
          100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

          Commerce
          50 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

          10 Downing
          10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

        2. L'Artusi

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          L'Artusi
          228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014