Going to a wedding Saturday & staying in the Financial District--those cheap weekend rates, you know. That means that somewhere around 10 or 11 AM we will be surfacing & looking for breakfast. We aren't really looking for the giant buffet and the bottomless champagne glass (after a wedding reception the night before, are you kidding?) What we want is a place with good breakfast or brunch food that is rather slow paced and doesn't need to turn over the tables rapidly, where we can spread the Sunday Chron all over the table and where they will keep refilling our coffee and asking no questions until we are ready to go. Preferably not requiring a drive across town.
The Garden Court at the Palace is NOT what we're looking for, but a lower key hotel with a cook who understands scrambled eggs would be fine. Or a small place, as long as it's not super noisy and has staff who appreciate the concept of a long, leisurely breakfast.