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Mar 8, 2012 10:52 AM

Great breakfast near New York Palace

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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  1. 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

      Thanks for your help. I'm most grateful.

    2. Brasserie, 100 East 53rd Street

      100 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

      1. 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

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

          100 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

        2. The National, 50th and Lex.

          The National
          557 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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          1. re: EBT

            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

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

          2. 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

              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.