I just came back from my NYC trip to find the perfect french toast. (only half kidding) and the winner is Clinton Street Bakery served plain. I ate french toast every day for 12 days and half of my daughters order. So, I ate omlettes, bagels and lox etc but always french toast. I also liked 9th street markets. I did not like, " Taste" that much and it was expensive and Sarabeth's was just ok. Oh, they were all better than I can get here but I really did not like Penelope's because the bread was just an ordinary thin raisin bread I could do myself. I still miss Jerry's. But for service CSB was horrible. Even on a weekday, the service and crowds were horrible. I am looking forward to my next trip and any other places you suggest. look for my dinner winner's in another post.