Where can you go for an outstanding brunch with a good atmosphere -- not too crazy and crowded, because I want to be able to talk to friends.
Don't want to deal with super-long lines.
No greasy diner-type places -- good ole' American country-style would be good (great pancakes, muffins, eggs, bacon, sausage...)
Don't like EJ's or Bubby's. Norma's is good but kind of expensive. What about Popover Cafe on the Upper West Side?