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Brunch near Guggenheim Museum

ceylont Jun 11, 2012 08:14 PM

Any recommendation for a good brunch place near the Guggenheim museum?


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    City Kid RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 06:06 AM

    Here is a thread with a variety of options, depending on what you're looking for. I like Pascalou for brunch, with both breakfast and lunch items, prix fixe and a la carte:

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      RCC RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 06:17 AM

      Cafe Sabarsky for that nice relaxing museum-atmosphere breakfast. Food and drinks are pretty good too.


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        ceylont RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 08:52 AM

        Thanks All. Does anyone know if Barney Greengrass is within walkable distance from Guggenheim? Ta.

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          RCC RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 08:55 AM

          It is.

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            City Kid RE: RCC Jun 12, 2012 09:02 AM

            Depends on what you consider "walkable distance." It would be for me but it is more than a mile and through Central Park -- a lovely walk if you are so inclined!

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              RCC RE: City Kid Jun 12, 2012 09:04 AM

              It's 1.1 mile according to google maps, with estimate of 23 minutes.

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          ceylont RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 09:09 AM

          Thanks. Sounds doable. We can have brunch at Barney Greengrass and walk through central park to get to Guggenheim. Hopefully we won't get lost.

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            City Kid RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 09:55 AM

            A great plan and not a complicated walk but a pretty straight shot...you can always ask a friendly New Yorker which way toward the Met or Engineer's Gate so you don't end up angling too far up or downtown.

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              kathryn RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 11:14 AM

              Sounds good as long as this isn't on a Monday (when BG is closed) or a Thursday (when the Guggenheim is closed).

              If you think you may get lost, look also for the back of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and remember that the Guggenheim is north of the Met on the other side of the park.

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                RCC RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 11:52 AM

                If you are inclined to walk through the Park via 86/85th Streets, some stretches may not have sidewalks.
                Good luck.

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                ceylont RE: ceylont Jun 12, 2012 04:52 PM

                Thanks all for your help. I'm looking forward to it. Art and Food - my favourite :-)

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                  UES Mayor RE: ceylont Jun 13, 2012 03:45 AM

                  The Guggenheim has a cafe attached to it called The Wright-google for reviews

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                    BonVivantNYC RE: ceylont Jun 15, 2012 12:26 PM

                    If you're willing to wait, Sarabeth's is very close (93 & Madison) and is a "must try" brunch spot in NY.

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                      City Kid RE: BonVivantNYC Jun 15, 2012 02:37 PM

                      I live a few blocks from Sarabeth's and find it overrated and not worth the wait. I'd stick with the Barney Greengrass plan, or one of a number of places already mentioned if you want to be closer to the Guggenheim.

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