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Lunch at The NoMad: Where to Sit?

thegforceny Oct 3, 2012 02:42 PM

Lunching at the NoMad tomorrow. As I've never lunched there, may I solicit opinions for which room is better for a non-business lunch? Atrium seems like it would be nice for what's expected to be a sunny day, though the formality of the Parlour is fine with us as well. Two of us. It will be boozy / wine-y.

Many thanks for your opinions.

  1. ellenost Oct 3, 2012 02:58 PM

    I had brunch in the Atrium, and liked it very much (the Parlour room was not open at brunch).

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    1. re: ellenost
      LeahBaila Oct 4, 2012 05:52 AM

      I, too, sat in the atrium and very much enjoyed its energy and light from the lovely overhead "atrium." Let us know where you end up!

      1. re: ellenost
        Spiritchaser Oct 4, 2012 08:05 AM

        Don't want to hijack the thread but did you have the chicken sandwich ellenost?

        1. re: Spiritchaser
          ellenost Oct 4, 2012 08:12 AM

          Still looking forward to returning to The NoMad for brunch to try the chicken sandwich. I was referring to my brunch in June when we had the wonderful whole chicken.

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        Nancy S. Oct 3, 2012 05:42 PM

        Request or not, chances are, if the place is full, you'll get what they give you.

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          thegforceny Oct 3, 2012 06:08 PM

          Thank you for the helpful reply, NancyS. I have a choice.

          I am asking specifically about the rooms' energy on a Thursday lunch. But again, thank you.

          1. re: thegforceny
            Nancy S. Oct 4, 2012 05:27 PM

            In fact, I reserved twice asking in advance for the Parlour room. The first time I was led to a table in the Atrium, next to (on the way to) the Parlour -- we were with guests and did not want to revise this. The second time, I reiterated my request at the host station and still was directed to the Atrium. This time, I asked if we could wait for a table in the Parlour. I was quoted a 45 minute wait -- which, luckily, turned into a 10 minute delay. I'm just saying, even the best laId plan . . .

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          DutchOenophile Oct 3, 2012 05:47 PM

          If you have a choice, sit in The Parlour. It's much quieter and more relaxed with fewer tables spaced much farther apart. I find The Atrium loud, noisy and too crowded.

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          1. re: DutchOenophile
            super_al Oct 3, 2012 06:15 PM

            did you make the reservation a long time ago, or is it still possible to just walk in?

          2. Spiritchaser Oct 4, 2012 04:20 AM

            thegfroceny - If it is going to be boozy I think you might like the boisterous atmosphere of the Atrium, lots of talking, lots of energy. The Parlour is the complete opposite (and that's not a dig), softer surfaces, more plush, less light. Dinner is Parlour was better than dinner in Atrium, Brunch in Atrium was perfect.

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