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Best of New York Food 2004

Best Brunch With Parents

  • Hal Rubenstein's Pick

    Ruby Foo's Midtown

    1626 Broadway, 212-489-5600

    For this native Jew, Sundays with Mom and Dad mean Chinese food around a table with a lazy Susan.

  • Adam Platt's Pick


    50 Central Park South, 212-521-6125

    It’s the Ritz, after all.

  • Robin Raisfeld's Pick


    54 East 1st Street, 212-677-6221

    As genuinely New York as Barney Greengrass, but edgier, hipper, and facilitated by an exhilarating Bloody Mary menu.

  • Rob Patronite's Pick


    21 Bedford Street, 212-989-5769

    No one (especially not Dad) really likes brunch. Italian BLTs and truffled egg toast could change his mind.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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