We all have crazy families. Mine is probably not crazier than most, but certainly when you get us all together, tensions can run high.
So here's the situation: my grandma is turning 91. She's in good shape, loves breakfast foods, and is the most important person at this meal. But she is 91, so the deal breakers for her are too much noise and too many stairs/tight spaces.
There are a couple people who are easily bothered by bad service, or anything else that might rub them the wrong way. It is arbitrary at times, so I don't expect any of you to know the ideal place for them, but good service and a nice environment is a good thing.
As for the other 8 of us, we have a couple who really love good food and are adventurous, and some who are more middle-of-the-road eaters. Brunch should have eggs, pancakes, french toast, etc. More exciting choices are a bonus but a variety of more traditional options is important.
Norma's was my first choice, but it is booked. Any other thoughts? 11 Madison Park could be good, but might not have enough conventional brunch choices. Nice space where we'll all be comfortable celebrating is important.
Thanks in advance for any help.