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dande21 Mar 8, 2012 10:52 AM

Dear Chowhounders,

I'm staying at the New York Palace next week. When visiting New York, I've always been based near Times Square and gravitated towards Blue Fin for breakfast. It's always been a pleasure -- cappucino, eggs benedict or huevos rancheros -- elegant with quite a sedate atmosphere.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a great breakfast nearer to the Palace, which is comparable to (or better) than the food/service/atmosphere of Blue Fin.

Happy to pay for quality -- so no real budget.

Thanks for your help.

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    Pan Mar 8, 2012 11:36 PM

    We New Yorkers don't know where hotels are, so you should tell us. However, I just did a web search, and it looks like you've traded Midtown West for Midtown East, as the Palace is at 455 Madison between 50th and 51st. I can't help you with breakfast near there, but at least I saved another user from doing a web search for that location.

    Enjoy your trip!

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    1. re: Pan
      dande21 Mar 17, 2012 10:08 AM

      Thanks for your help. I'm most grateful.

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      foodiemom10583 Mar 17, 2012 11:30 AM

      Brasserie, 100 East 53rd Street

      100 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

      1. Smilinglion Mar 18, 2012 04:12 AM

        Go up North by about 20 streets and check out Untitled at the basement of the Whitney Museum, love their breakfast there.

        945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

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        1. re: Smilinglion
          City Kid Mar 18, 2012 05:32 AM

          How is Untitled "near Near New York Palace" hotel? Brasserie is a good suggestion.

          100 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

          1. re: City Kid
            Smilinglion Mar 19, 2012 01:03 AM

            It is kinda far, got mixed up..

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          EBT Mar 19, 2012 10:19 AM

          The National, 50th and Lex.

          The National
          557 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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            Monica Mar 19, 2012 11:37 AM

            New York palace is an amazing hotel. I really loved staying there overlooking the St Patrick's.
            Anyway, i also recommend The National. It's right there and the place looks great. I have never eaten there so I can't tell you the quality but I love how it looks from outside every time I pass it by on my way to work.

            1. re: Monica
              thegforceny Mar 19, 2012 05:51 PM

              What are you recommending from The National? How it looks from the outside?

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            Blumie Mar 19, 2012 06:14 PM

            Although I don't have a specific recommendation for you, I will tell you that you should have no trouble improving on your Blue Fin breakfast. I've breakfasted there many times and find it entirely ordinary. Next time you're on that side of town, continue up to Columbus Circle to Jean Georges's Nougatine for a really excellent (if expensive, but so is Blue Fin) breakfast.

            Blue Fin
            1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

            1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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            1. re: Blumie
              dande21 Mar 25, 2012 07:53 AM

              Thanks to everyone who suggested locations -- all were very helpful , from the places which were tried and tested, those which were a little further away, and those which simply looked inviting. I appreciate you all taking the time to offer your opinions.

              I did try Blue Fin, and felt that the general standard of food and service had slipped since my last visit. Nougatine was excellent, as was Brasserie and the National.

              Thanks Chowhounders.

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