Brunch in NYC, near High Line.
Hiya, can anyone recommend some great places near the High Line for Sunday brunch for two people? Looking for somewhere with a laid back atmosphere, delicious food and good for people watching! Going to NYC in October for 11 days and am a little overwhelmed with the choices, although I'm thrilled at having so much time to explore and make the most of the city.
A lot of how good the people watching is will depend upon the weather. You don't say when in October you're coming, or how long you are willing to wait for Sunday brunch. (BTW, your subject line is very vague, too.)
Some ideas from just south of the High Line, going north:
Pastis - probably will have the best people watching, make a reservation
Montmartre - not the best for people watching but you can sit in their wonderful backyard garden
Gallow Green - lovely rooftop garden, great atmosphere, OK food, may not be open dependent upon how cold it is in Oct
Another option is to grab some food on the High Line Itself. All food vendors are open between Friday, April 19 and Friday, October 18. Hours vary by vendor.
Or some takeout from Chelsea Market, and head up to eat/people watch/picnic.
Cool, just note that The High Line has its annual Halloween celebration Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
A lot of the city will be doing a sort of Halloween-observed celebration that weekend even though the parade is not until the following week. So I'd expect the West and East Villages to be fairly rowdy and crowded.
How about Trestle on Tenth?
I've only had drinks and snacks there, but I can vouch for the people-watching!
I was about to post exactly that. C&S by the window. I think all the two-tops are by the window, though? I can't remember having brunch with the gf there and not having a window seat.
Also, Cookshop has a solid brunch, and some outdoor seating if the weather's nice.
C&S is a little more laid-back of the two - the tables are spaced further apart than at Cookshop, which is nice.