Hi there --
We (a party of five) would like to have a nice brunch tomorrow somewhere. This is last minute, so many places are already full. Expensive is okay, though über-expensive is probably not.
Midtown/uptown is probably easiest (my parents are coming in). My stepmother made reservations at the Algonquin as a fall-back. I just called Nougatine (the more casual Jean Georges restaurant) and got a 2pm reservation, but I think I may have to cancel as that will probably be too late for them.
Any other ideas? My parents are somewhat conservative eaters if that makes a difference (ie Japanese fusion brunch is probably not what they have in mind).