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Brunch near the Museum of Natural History Sunday

veggielover Jan 3, 2013 03:56 AM

I am meeting a friend (both of us are from out-of-town) at the Museum of Natural History on Sunday and we're looking for a place for brunch in the neighborhood. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

  1. boredough Jan 3, 2013 05:23 AM

    Nice Matin, Good Enough to Eat, Barney Greengrass, Calle Ocho

    1. Spiritchaser Jan 3, 2013 05:31 AM

      Not sure what you are looking for but here are two very different options.

      Dovetail - very nice restaurant, very good food, very close to museum

      Barney Greengrass - an iconic restaurant with the best fish going but they also have breakfest items (oddly enough most include the aforementioned fish). This is a real old school place, nothing fancy, and a bit of a stroll from the museum

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        City Kid Jan 3, 2013 07:16 AM

        Ocean Grill, right behind Natural History -- very good brunch and lunch options, great service, and conducive to conversation.

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          Chuck Lawrence Jan 3, 2013 07:30 AM

          Isabella's - get there early to avoid the crowds.

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          1. re: Chuck Lawrence
            City Kid Jan 3, 2013 04:55 PM

            Ocean Grill is the sister restaurant to Isabella's and just across Columbus. Almost identical menu and they take reservations!

          2. Motosport Jan 3, 2013 08:29 AM

            Popover Cafe is fabulous!

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              judith perlman Jan 3, 2013 12:00 PM

              restaurant within the museum across the street New York Historical Society

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                arepo Jan 3, 2013 07:47 PM


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                  Motosport Jan 4, 2013 08:03 AM

                  Sarabeth's is ok but I always get the feeling I am eating at a "chain" restaurant.

                2. re: judith perlman
                  boredough Jan 4, 2013 05:52 AM

                  The restaurant in the NYHS is Caffè Storico.

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                  kathryn Jan 4, 2013 10:35 AM

                  Wherever you go, be prepared to wait.

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                  1. re: kathryn
                    City Kid Jan 4, 2013 11:09 AM

                    As I mentioned above, Ocean Grill does take reservations and I have never had to wait more than a few minutes.

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                    veggielover Jan 5, 2013 01:29 PM

                    Thanks for all of the great suggestions. For several reasons, we are going to go with reservations at Dovetail.

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