I am hoping to get some suggestions on great brunches in Murray Hill. I realize that great food and Murray Hill can be a bit of an oxymoron but my recent discovery of Chez Le Chef has given me hope that there may be other hidden gems both new and old in the area. I will start with the places I already know
Chez Le Chef - great brunch, french breads and pastries baked on premises by old school french chef. Rare gem.
Penelope's - the goto brunch place in Murray Hill. Nice, cozy atmosphere, decent food, long waits. The only place in the area that evokes the EV, LES, Brooklyn brunch vibe.
La Petite Albeile (not really Murray Hill but we need all the help we can get) - 1 of small chain in the city doing Belgian food, nice brunch, no wait, lots of space - hamburger is excellent, waffles pretty good and some decent egg dishes
Inoteca ( the one on 3rd ave and 24th, also not really Murray Hill but same as above)- same pros and cons as the one in the LES, nice Italian style brunch