Smells of homemade breads baking in the oven fill this cozy “den.” The exposed-brick and basement style seating downstairs lock you in making you lose track of time fast. Beware of the fluffy raisin walnut bread basket that greets you. It’s tempting constantly while waiting for your meal -which is most likely centered around bread, too. It’s a pricier brunch, but the warm atmosphere mixed with great company is surely worth it. The challah french toast is on my list of top three favorites in the city…and lets just say, there are lots of challah loaves floating around here. Go ahead and splurge the extra $4 for fresh mixed berries, you’ll appreciate it. The Poached Eggs are also as fluffy as can be and you can choose between topping such as: Shrimp & Bacon Hash, Spinach Mushrooms & Bacon. If you’re looking for a special place to host a birthday dinner with a max of 10 close friends, the intimate, downstairs private dining room/wine cellar is your girl.For dinner, look out for Blue Ribbon, a sister restaurant down on Sullivan St. Since it’s open until 4 a.m. nightly. You’ll catch famous chefs at this hot spot chowing down after their late-night shifts. Food includes: Fried Chicken, Matzoh Ball Soup, Shrimp, Oysters, Paella and a Burger.
*The Bromberg Brothers also own: Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Blue Ribbon Sushi (also in Vegas) and Blue Ribbon Bakery Market and Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar.