Seriously, when did restaurants get the nerve to charge $18 for pancakes and $15 for cheap prosecco and tropicana?
Where can I get together with a few friends for Sunday brunch/lunch without A) spending $50 a head, B) having to wait an hour, or C) ending up with terrible food? I'd happily go to old haunts like Westville or Grey Dog, but I'm afraid they'll be madhouses.
I'd like to spend no more than $25-$30 a person, including 1 drink. It definitely does not need to be 'traditional' brunch, but we need some breakfast-y options. Somewhere that includes coffee or a cocktail would also be great, but not necessary. Preferred location is Union Square / Gramercy / Murray Hill / Chelsea, but would go a little bit further if necessary.
There have to be some places left that don't totally price gouge at brunch - thanks your your help!