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Le Parker Meridien
119 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019 40.76451 -73.977743
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-708-7460 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Juice/Smoothie, American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Thu, 6:30am-11:30am; Fri, 6:30am-3pm; Sat-Sun, 7:30am-3pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunch
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Teen Appeal


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary


Norma’s, the casual breakfast and lunch spot at Le Parker Meridien hotel, is probably best known as the home of the $1,000 omelette (eggs, lobster, and approximately $995 worth of caviar). Whoever Norma is, she certainly knows good PR. Even at lesser prices, the up-sell reigns here: Meals begin with a free shot glass of the day’s smoothie —strawberry-papaya-pineapple, say— and the exhortation to try one in a larger size. With its high ceilings, wood paneling, and silver-edged tables, the dining room, tucked off the side of the lobby, feels airy, modern, and classic all at the same time. The menu is tricked out with cutesy marketing names ("Big Bowl of No Hassle Grapefruit"), but the dishes—pancakes larded with blueberries and clotted cream; a rustic eggs Benedict with artichoke and porcini-truffle sauce—are like diner food for rock stars. (The lunchtime stuff is good, too, even if it doesn’t have the panache of "Nutella Packed Jacks" with pineapple chunks and raspberries.) Forget the gimmicks and go for the breakfast, for which Norma’s is justifiably famous.

Recommended Dishes

Blueberry pancakes, $26; egg-white frittata, $31; mango and papaya crêpes, $26

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