New American comfort food in quaint digs
American · Murray Hill · $$
The Zagat Review
Murray Hill locals tout this “adorable” neighborhood “favorite” for “tasty” , “comfort” -oriented New American at a “reasonable cost” served in a “country-cafe” setting; there’s “high demand” for the “amazing brunch” , so bring “patience” to deal with the inevitable “waits.”
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hours Open Today · 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
location 159 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA phone +1 212-481-3800 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
We came here for the chicken pot pie, and we were not disappointed! We also ordered the lobster Mac and cheese which was delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant is very farmhouse-y and quaint. Extremely comfortable. If you go in for weekend brunch, highly recommend the pumpkin waffles or the bacon egg and cheese sandwich with pesto...preferably both if you have someone to split it with!
Steve Channell · January 28, 2018
Waited about 15 minutes to get a table, totally reasonable given the relatively small dining room. There coffee was good and very hot, something that couldn't be said of the rest of our food. The breakfast potatoes were likely made earlier and microwaved, as they were a mixture of warm and slightly chilled. Unremarkable flavor, for $7 I was expecting a lot more (main dishes are around $12 so the price is high). The apple waffles came with apple compote and butter with bits of apple and cinnamon mixed in, but again they were served at room temperature and may have been made previously as they lacked the slightly crisp edges you normally get with fresh waffles. Good flavor. The pancakes were far better, good texture and buttery flavor and seemed to be fresh made. The waiter seemed in the weeds (left bottomless coffee empty for several minutes until we asked), but was oddly indifferent in attitude. Overall our bill came to $50 for two, too much for the quality. I don't understand why this restaurant is on any "best breakfast" lists; there are far better options.
Ethan Anderson · December 11, 2017
Cute little cafe in Chelsea. Coffee was decent, pancakes delish, scrambled egg croissant was a little small but I was hungry! We arrived at 9:30am on a Friday and the place was busy. Good service from friendly staff.
kristy coombes · March 16, 2018