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Breakfasts close to Renaissance Hotel 57

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KateMW Oct 8, 2012 08:46 AM

Looking for breakfast ideas close to our hotel. It's on 57th between Park and Lexington...I think. :) Not great at figuring out cross streets and the way to say it.

Anyway, we're not huge breakfast eaters and we prefer savory over sweet. Would like to find a good bagel place for sure and the best coffee in the area is important for my husband. Most morning we would probably want something casual, but would need seating usually since we'll have our daughter {8} with us and it's cold in December! She's also not the best at eating and walking. :)

Thanks!

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    Blumie RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 09:08 AM

    There's a diner on the same block as your hotel (Palace Diner, 122 E. 57). Don't expect anything extraordinary -- certainly don't expect the best coffee in the area -- but it's fine for your basic NYC diner breakfast.

    1. rose water RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 09:46 AM

      The Plaza food hall has lots of bakeries (and amazing lobster rolls from Luke's Lobster) but they don't open up until 11 am.

      their not super informative website: http://www.theplaza.com/dining/the-pl...
      and more info: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/din...

      I swear there was a map online somewhere that actually outlines what/where the shops are, but I can't find it now.

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        barberinibee RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 10:07 AM

        You may not ever want to walk this far for breakfast, or pay this much, but Antica Bottega del Vino at 7 E. 59th Street (right near Fifth) has the most exquisite coffee imaginable -- if your husband is interested in espresso and its variants. But if you are on Fifth Avenue gawking at Tiffiany's or headed to the park or after, the coffee is sublime.

        http://www.bottegadelvinonyc.com/inde...

        http://www.bottegadelvinonyc.com/pdfs...

        Ess-A-Bagel is not too far away, but I'd be tempted to put in a phone order for delivery and ask the Renaissance where you can eat it. (I'm assuming they have a breakfast room or other public rooms.) Otherwise, I imagine it can be hard to snag a table at Ess-A-Bagel during the morning rush. As for whether or not you will like their bagels or coffee, I don't know.

        http://www.ess-a-bagel.com/

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          H Manning RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 10:12 AM

          You can also get breakfast savories from Momofuku Milk Bar on 56th between 5th and 6th. There's no seating though and I'm not sure whether they'll let you sit at the adjactent bar at Ma Peche.

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            KateMW RE: H Manning Oct 9, 2012 12:43 PM

            I do like their stuffed bagel thing...we stayed at The Chambers two summers ago and I ate one every day!

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            masha RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 10:22 AM

            Not the best coffee or bagels in the City, but if convenience to the Hotel is a major factor, there is a place about 3 doors up from the hotel (name forgotten, I am sorry), on the same side of 57th St. It has a wide selection of pastries, bagels, and also cooked to order breakfast and the coffee is acceptable. There is seating for about 8 people in the front. Also, in the morning, there is additional seating avalable upstairs at the Italian restaurant with which they share space (when that restaurant is otherwise closed.) Service is essentially cafeteria style, not table service.

            I would not recommend the suggestion of trying to carryout and bring your food back to the commons area at the Hotel. It is a "boutique" hotel with only a few chairs located in a very crowded lobby. The only other common area is the restaurant, but I don't imagine they would look kindly on your importing your food there.

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              Blumie RE: masha Oct 8, 2012 10:37 AM

              "I would not recommend the suggestion of trying to carryout and bring your food back to the commons area at the Hotel."

              I disagree. There is a sizable lounge on the second floor of the hotel, directly opposite the restaurant. I can't imagine it would at all be a problem to bring food there.

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                KateMW RE: Blumie Oct 8, 2012 11:23 AM

                From what I can tell, the lounge in front of the fireplace is a public area? I could be wrong though. If it's close enough, one of us can always run get something and come back to eat in the room.

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                  masha RE: KateMW Oct 8, 2012 01:16 PM

                  Maybe I did not look carefully enough and there is a separare "lounge" on the second floor. When we were there, all I noticed were a few chairs in a foyer area on the second floor, in the same room where the check-in desks are located. The place was pretty crowded, especially in the morning when many are checking out.

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                    Blumie RE: masha Oct 8, 2012 02:07 PM

                    When you walk to the top of the stairs that takes you to the second floor, there are indeed a few tables and chairs directly in front of you. To the left is the restaurant, and to the right is a guest lounge that, IIRC, is reasonably spacious.

            2. Motosport RE: KateMW Oct 9, 2012 10:00 AM

              These are a bit of a walk but if the weather is nice give it a try. One of the most marvelous things about Manhattan is it's walkability and the sights and sounds that will entertain you.
              Ess-A-Bagel on 3rd Ave and 51 St has one of the best bagels you will ever have and a great selection of smoked fish and cream cheese.
              Down Lexington @ 30th St Is Penelope's for a great unique breakfast. 27 blocks is not really that far!!

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                barberinibee RE: Motosport Oct 9, 2012 10:03 AM

                Ess-A-Bagel delivers, so you don't need to walk there.

              2. LeahBaila RE: KateMW Oct 9, 2012 10:42 AM

                Dishes, 54th/Park - fantastically fresh and delicious grab-n-go breakfasts w/ seating
                Second the Ess-a recommendation...
                Melt Shop - grab your food, then eat inside of Citigroup Center
                Obika Mozzarella Bar

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                  OverseasEater RE: KateMW Oct 9, 2012 01:50 PM

                  Go big or go home - Four Seasons hotel is just down the block.

                  What? You've never dropped close to 3-figures on breakfast?

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