This is probably an impossible goal.
We're coming into the city on Saturday to take our 7 year old to the Gazillion Bubble Show at World Wide Plaza and thought it would be fun to have brunch first. The UWS seems to make sense as a neighborhood for brunch. Approximately a million years ago, when we lived in the city, we always like Sarabeths and Popover Cafe and good brunch places always had a long wait. I can see from various UWS brunch threads that those are still mostly recommended, along with Barney Greengrass, Fairway Cafe and a few others.
So here's the million dollar question (ok, maybe the 100K question in the current economy), is there anyplace for a good brunch around 11ish on a Saturday morning that doesn't require a long wait?