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Stelmaria Mar 19, 2012 12:58 PM

Looking for a good breakfast/brunch spot in Greenwich or Westport, CT (or elsewhere in Fairfield County). Price isn't really an issue.

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    SteveSCT RE: Stelmaria Mar 20, 2012 06:23 AM

    My favorite spots are all small and moderately priced: Rosie's (New Canaan), Valencia Luncheria (Norwalk) and Nicholas Roberts (Norwalk). The first 2 can get crowded quickly, and are difficult to manage with large groups. None are fancy. All have well-prepared, creative dishes.

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      mla19 RE: SteveSCT Mar 21, 2012 05:37 PM

      Agreed with Steve. Great bunch spots, particularly Nicholas Roberts. Yum.

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        LorenV RE: mla19 Mar 26, 2012 04:24 AM

        Went with the wife sans kids yesterday AM and agree. It definitely lived up to the hype. We already spied different dishes that we both need to try next time in.

        And the Double Bourbon Chocolate Torte for dessert at 11AM was specgoddamntacular!

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          razkel RE: LorenV Mar 26, 2012 06:33 AM

          Where did you go?

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            LorenV RE: razkel Mar 26, 2012 08:57 AM

            NR Bistro.

            Wife had the Shrimp and Avocado Club.

            http://www.nicholasrobertsbistro.com/...

            I had the Ralph without evil mushrooms.

            http://www.nicholasrobertsbistro.com/...

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      taboo RE: Stelmaria Mar 20, 2012 07:35 AM

      On Greenwich Ave. you can have brunch at Versailles which is cute. If you are looking more upscale, go to Tarry Lodge off of Exit 2 or L'escale at the Delamar Hotel. Westport, there is Splash, Artisan in Southport or Blue Lemon.

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        stamfoodie RE: taboo Mar 20, 2012 01:17 PM

        Second l'escale, very Parisian.
        For American with a twist, City Limits off Exit 6.

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          Tattycoram RE: taboo May 1, 2012 05:36 PM

          Versailles in Greenwich is indeed cute--French bistro-ish but friendly, even to a woman with a toddler. I think it's gotten a bit better in the last year or so. I haven't been to Splash in a while because we so dislike it--big, load, crass, show-offy food that doesn't deliver. The location is nice, though. If we're in Westport we prefer Tavern on Main. Somebody below recommends King's in Newton--we second that recommendation. For a lowdown breakfast in Westport, we're fans of Tommy's diner at the train station, with a nod to Tommy's special (basically eggs benedict with spinach) and their homemade Greek yogurt.

        2. foleyd7 RE: Stelmaria Mar 22, 2012 04:08 PM

          It's a shame there aren't more suggestions here. The "food traffic" for Fairfield County has taken a nosedive ever since chow eliminated the TriState board.
          Anyway, for pancakes I'm a big fan of the Blue Bird Inn in Easton (on Rte 58). Great fruit & nut pancakes.

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            razkel RE: foleyd7 Mar 23, 2012 07:48 AM

            I have not been there, but how about Chips in Fairfield. Everytime I drive by it looks busy, known for there pancakes. Not too many brunch places around anymore.

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              plien69 RE: razkel Mar 23, 2012 07:59 AM

              Not a huge fan of Chip's in either their Orange or Fairfield locations. It's basically a diner with average food that happens to promote their pancakes. I'd actually rather go to Cracker Barrel for their pancakes; I prefer their texture, and they offer real maple syrup.

              We've enjoyed the Sunday brunch buffet at Splash in Westport, but it's been a couple of years since we've been.

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                JenJeninCT RE: plien69 Mar 23, 2012 03:59 PM

                +1 on Cracker Barrel pancakes- they are outstanding, and served with real maple syrup, unlike Chip's or most other places. I only go to Cracker Barrel for dinner though, or at weird times, because the wait time for weekend breakfast is ridiculous!

                We are unapologetic in our love for the Sunday buffet brunch at the Greenwich Hyatt. DH eats an embarrassing amount of raw seafood, i drink Mimosas, everybody's happy!

                Just outside of Fairfield County, in Milford, is our fave breakfast place- The Corner- unique, quirky, inventive, delicious, and CASH ONLY.

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                  SteveSCT RE: JenJeninCT Mar 26, 2012 07:41 AM

                  I should have mentioned in my earlier post that my wife is a fan of the Greenwich Hyatt brunch as well. It's easy to be a glutton there, because there is a plethora of high quality items, particularly the seafood.

                  But avoid it on big days like Mother's Day. There is too much demand for the pleasant atrium, so most diners are shunted into the crowded ballroom, and the experience is diminished.

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            Ima Foodie RE: Stelmaria Mar 26, 2012 09:33 AM

            May be too far for you and definitely not a fancy meal, but I adore breakfast and brunch at Kings in Newtown.

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              clyde10 RE: Stelmaria Sep 30, 2012 09:04 AM

              Nicholas Roberts has some of the best food around, for lunch, dinner and especially for breakfast (every day). He uses top notch ingredients and knows how to cook! Flavorful and inventive food, with every detail attended to to make it the best. Even his lemonade or Arnold Palmers are the freshest, with fresh blueberries dropped in. Only downside is no espresso drinks, which is what propels me to go to my other favorite: Sono Bakery. NR has the better food, though. Also love Valencia Luncheria. Chocopologie is good but with quirky hours. Unfortunately, there are very few decent breakfast choices in Fairfield County, but these are stellar.

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