Thanks to all who've responded with suggestions on my first post regarding the latest NYC trip. Now, the next.
I'm trying to decide on a good option for breakfast on Saturday. Been to several "usual suspects": Clinton Street Baking (will return but not on Saturday), Bouchon (an entirely different direction, again, will return but for other reasons it's not appropriate for this particular occasions), Norma's (not really a fan), Minetta Tavern (very nice but for me there it's all about the burger; saving for another day).
Here are the parameters:
I have unknown but real time constraints: at some point in the morning (probably later rather than earlier) I will need to go across the Hudson to NJ. Somewhere that I can't expect to leave by 12 or be seated by 11 is not a practicable option.
Will be eating alone.
Need high proportion of protein and minimal amount of sugar, for reasons connected with activities of the rest of the day.
Never that impressed with "twists" on typical breakfast items, at least not if that's the main selling point: if creativity is what elevates it I wouldn't give it too much weighting factor. But certainly not averse to creativity as such.
Too far north in upper Manhattan would be logistically awkward so if you recommend something there (say, north of 86th) it had better be spectacularly better than anything else further south.