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Mar 3, 2014 06:43 AM

brunch/saturday lunch with mother in law, mom and teenage daughter

Looking for a nice place for either brunch or lunch. Mother in law is more the 5th Ave type. Décor ranks higher than food for her. Mom is funky-more downtown than uptown lady. Daughter-will find something to eat but no seafood. I am open to anything but have to consider my companions for this trip. We will be down in Soho for a hair appt. and the less walking for the mothers would be great. Not opposed to taking the subway. Also the mothers are hard of hearing so a place that isn't too loud would be good. I know that is a lot of special requests but I know you chow hounders can help me out.
Thank you.

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  1. Maialino is excellent. You'll probably need a reservation.

      1. I think David Burke Kitchen should make everyone happy..

        1. I think Lafayette is one of the best looking restaurants I have seen in a while, I have not been crazy about my food there, but Im picky, and in the minority I think. Around the corner there is Il Buco A/V.

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          1. re: Hey19

            +1 for lafayette, they do a good brunch.

            Also consider pearl and ash, walkable from soho and feels chic yet "hip", takes reservations

            There have been mixed reviews on the savory food at the new Laudree in soho but that's another posh yet hot right now spot.

            1. re: Ttrockwood

              Pearl & Ash doesn't do lunch. It is also quite loud and the seating may not be that comfortable for Mom.

              1. re: kathryn

                They do have a brunch menu.... I didn't think about the seating.

                1. re: Ttrockwood

                  Where did you find the brunch menu? Their web site and their OpenTable indicate they are open from 5:30 to midnight daily, no lunch service.

                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      Yeah, that looks old to me. February 2013?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Love Balthazar but it's a bit loud.

              1. re: kathryn

                Oops. Missed this suggestion so I repeated. I would say at lunch/brunch its much quieter than at dinner.