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Suggestions for meet the parents brunch/lunch?


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Suggestions for meet the parents brunch/lunch?

nycreba | Aug 19, 2008 05:57 PM

My fiance and I are introducing our respective sets of parents to one another (and he has two sets - both remarried!) in NYC late in September.
We figured brunch/lunch is always safer than formal dinners for a getting to know you kind of thing, but I'm unsure where to take them within these constraints:
1. The restaurant must accept reservations which immediately eliminates some of my favorite show up and wait places...
2. Shouldn't be unreasonably $$$ - we're not trying to impress them, or each other, so I'm not thinking of big hotel brunches...
3. My parents like ethnic, his are more mainstream - I was thinking Greek or Mediterranean, but Snack and Moustache (some of my favs) don't accept reservations and may be TOO un-Americanized for his folks (or not?)
4. Can't be ridiculously spacious or echo-y because no one can hear.

I welcome any suggestions - we're probably leaning more toward LUNCH than proper brunch but I'm really at a loss here - my usual go to's aren't going to cut it! Thoughts?

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