Fancy Birthday Brunch Ideas...?
I need help! My husband's birthday is coming up and he has requested a fancy brunch outing instead of dinner. All the places I was thinking about for dinner (blue hill, eleven madison park, etc) don't do brunch... so now what?
-must take reservations or be easy to get a table at (we will have grandma with us and she is not for standing around for an hour waiting for a table)
-must be vegetarian friendly (but not exclusive)
-must be reasonably fancy
price is not really an issue (let's try to keep it on the blue hill level vs per se level though)
bonus points for local/ sustainable food practices!
The one place I have thought of is ABC Kitchen- any comments on that?
Thank you thank you!
NoMad is a good call, and reasonably fancy.
Bouley has a GREAT lunch deal (and is a bit fancier) - $55 for five courses. They call it a "tasting menu" but it's actually more like a normal prix fixe, you can pick your own dishes from around four choices per course. Available every day but Sunday. So if it'll be a Saturday brunch, well worth checking out.
Cafe Boulud also does a proper "Lunch" on Saturdays - I believe on Sunday they do more of a "Brunch" menu, though you might want more than just elevated Eggs Hollandaise and whatnot, so the lunch would be a bit fancier.
Bar Room at The Modern is open for Lunch all weekend.