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Lunch (Not Brunch) on a Sunday.

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Lunch (Not Brunch) on a Sunday.

estufarian | Jul 29, 2008 08:11 AM

The restriction is that we have to get to La Guardia for a flight to Toronto at 16:30 – so need to be at LGA by 14:30 i.e. leave Central Manhattan restaurant by 1:30 (to be safe – we usually take the bus).

We’re not interested (particularly) in a brunch with ‘standard’ items – we’d prefer something “special”. Not bagels, or eggs bennie (and variations).

For example, on previous trips we’ve tried Amma (Indian, which was good, but expensive for what we received); Café Gray (just awful, especially service – would never return) and last visit was Spice Market (certainly acceptable, but disappointing based on our expectations).

Was thinking of (one of) the Momofukus, but have heard that lunch is nowhere near as good as evening (should I save a visit for evening?) and that there are no reservations – which could be an issue if there’s a line-up (considering our time restriction).

Suggestions please (incidentally our existing reservations (Sat & Fri) are for wd-50 and Jean-Georges). We’d like something that isn’t really available in Toronto.

Thanks (in advance).

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