Thanks very much to all responders! I’ve reserved a couple of spots on the tour RubyRose recommended and am looking forward to it. I’ve got four days in NYC, so with luck can try breakfasts at both Barney’s and Edison’s.[:D]
I agree with both above posters, except that Barney Greengrass is a little more than a 30 minute walk from Times Square (I would say closer to 50 minutes), but is VERY easily accessible by subway (the 1 train from Times Square to 86th Street- then walk one block east). It’s DEFINITELY worth the trip. I recommend the LEO scramble with novie with a bagel and schmear (they serve fresh H&H) and a hunk of babka. YOWZA!
The Edison Cafe is also wonderful, if not a tad dingy these days. The matzo brei and the matzo ball soup are both wonderful, and they serve great blintzes and borscht. It’s one of the very few places left in Times Square that New Yorkers still patronize.
My favorite Midtown breakfast is at ESS-A-BAGEL on 51st and 3rd. Lox, at least 20 kinds of cream cheese, fish salads, smoked fish, knishes and the absolute best bagels on earth.
Welcome to Roadfood, dcwatts. If you use the search feature at the top of the page and put in "New York" or "Manhattan" and "breakfast", you’ll probably finds lots to browse through.
I’m not familiar with the food tour you mentioned but I can recommend the Foods of New York tours. http://www.foodsofny.com/
Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam. http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=433 The best NYC has to offer.
The Edison aka The Polish Tea Room is ok. In the Edison Hotel. on 47th St. Where Neil Simon used to hang out. Get the matzoh brei.
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I’ll be in NYC the last week of this September (Theater District Hotel) and just surfed across this guided tour of Susan Rosenbaum’s which sounds interesting. I was wondering if anyone here has taken this tour and if so, what did you think?
BTW, anyone care to venture their opinion of the one mustn’t-be-missed breakfast-serving establishment within a 30 minute walk (whatever that means to you) of Times Square?
NYC guided foodie tour
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