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119 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
i wish i could eat breakfast here every day!
By milic13 on 4/25/2005
my husband and i were in the city for a week and came here twice. both experiences were excellent. we made reservations and had no issues. the food is simply amazing - each dish is enough for two people and the menu is so diverse! if it was cheaper, i would have gone more often.
Terrible Management/customer service
By jaf on 3/25/2005
I ask, what is the point of a reservation if you still will not be seated for over an hour and a half? We took the time to make sure our reservation was in place days before our date, but still the management and host did nothing to accommodate us when we arrived and had been waiting. When we complained, they just gave us a list of excuses and even said "we don't take reservations." Definitely, not a place to waste your time!
bad service, bad communication
By ashlee202 on 3/25/2005
I have never been treated so poorly by a restaurant's management. My party reserved a table over a week in advance, and we arrived only to be told that Norma's does not take reservations. My fellow executives and I waited for over an hour before we determined it was a waste of our time, and promptly left.
WOW Now that's Breakfast /Brunch
By martin_chamois on 1/14/2005
Norma's does one thing and one thing well. It makes outstanding Breakfast/Brunch. Go for some outrageous food, which makes everyone smile and lick their lips. You’ll be seated side by side with European tourists, Manhattan silver hairs, and trending guests of the Parker Meridien hotel all feeding themselves to wonderful comfort food. Who would ever considered making reservations for a table for breakfast. It's that good.
this is breakfast
By nymetro on 1/3/2005
it was a must to go to norma's, after having read all of these comments. well, the decoration did not fit the hotel, the restaurant was at an awkward location in the hotel and I could not figure out whether this was a place for breakfast or a business lunch. but, soon after I had my food consisting os some stylish egss and blueberry pancakes, I knew I should have come to this place again during my next visit to new york. very expenseve for breakfast, but highly recommended.
Just Keeps Getting Better!
By spmp on 6/19/2004
I had not been to Norma's in a year or so, and now can't figure out why. The menu is so un-ordinary, extraordinary. There are so many great options in each category (French Toast, Pancakes, Crepes, Eggs, etc.) that the hardest thing is to choose. Fortunately we were a party of 8 so we had lots to taste. Try the crunchy french toast and the artichoke benedict, you won't regret it. The restaurant is beautiful, and the service great. Yes, it is more expensive that your average breakfast, but it isn't your averate breakfast!
Breakfast over the top in every way . . .
By wudzee on 12/1/2003
Unbelievable, incredible, phenomenal, sensual, in addition to filling and expensive. The crunchy french toast . . . Oh my, God, I gotta head back there right now!!!
Nice breakfast, but $41?
By huntleysf on 10/11/2003
Touted as the 'best breakfast in NY,' Norma's was just regular breakfast food at a very high price. I paid over $40 for coffee, juice, rolls, and two eggs with a side. Sorry, even the sleek decor in the Parker Meridien hotel wasn't enough to justify the price tag..and the crowd is businessmen wolfing everything down as they rambled on about work. Ugh.
By adsong on 6/24/2003
Situated in the Tres Chic "Le Parker Meridien" hotel, this 102 seat beautiful,open,light art-deco restaurant serves up one of the best brunches in the city.You'll have your "Oh,My Gosh-what incredible French Toast and Berries" dish along with Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon among hotel guests, New Yorkers,and at times celebrities.Among the specials: Light and Lemony Griddle Cakes with Devonshire Cream, Red Berry Risotto Oatmeal, Lox and Lox of Bagel piled high and topped with Caper Berries, Crunchy Cucumber Salad, Egg White Frittata of Shrimp, or Omelette of Cape Cod Lobster and Artichoke. Keep in mind, this is a VERY popular place, so expect a wait.
By sahw on 6/16/2003
What a breakfast! The best French Toast in the city with fresh berries everywhere. Don't plan on eating another meal for many hours after this huge breakfast. As busy as it gets, the service is friendly and efficient.
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