I know this has been covered extensively already, but was wondering if I could get a little more specific advice. I want to take a family member to brunch this Sunday. We are going to see the 9/11 memorial that morning so would prefer to stay in that general area, but in any event wouldn't want to head above 14th Street. I know that Locanda Verde gets a lot of pub here. Is there anything else in that general price point - or lower - worth considering? Does anyone have any opinions on the brunch at L'Ecole (the restaurant of the French Culinary Institute)? How about someplace a little less expensive like Public? Would prefer a place that takes reservations because we will most likely be quite hungry whenever we leave the memorial.
Thanks in advance for any advice.