A somewhat precious, overpriced, over-hyped upper east side brunch spot staple, with outposts at the Whitney Museum (in the basement with great floor to street level windows), and on the upper west side, they do a very decent bfast and brunch, are attentive to food allergies and are especially good if someone is else is footing the bill.
I was there for a small belated birthday get-together this morning at 845am. On a weekday you can get a table and maybe spot a red-headed upper east resident having a meeting with her TV news producer about her comeback. But at 11am on a Saturday the line is annoyingly long and really not worth it.
I had their Papa Bear—porridge with cream, raisins, honey, strawberries and bananas. The porridge was high quality oatmeal made without dairy and when asked, she said they only have nuts in one salad for lunch and their lunch items hadn’t been brought into the kitchen yet so I was safe. Good to know. It was fine for 6 dollars plus. They are known for their bread products and their jams neither of which I can have at this point but bfast I can do, eggs, potatoes, oatmeal, all decent enough.