Brrrrrrrrunch! Yay! We recently had a shmancy brunch at Creo and it was divine. What makes Creo shmancy in my opinion is its cool copper-y tables, open kitchen, modern decor, large space, careful service/plating (including cleaning shmears off of the outside of the plate), aaaand the fact that we didn't wait in a crowded vestibule for 40 minutes. In fact, we made a reservation on this new-fangled city slicker contraption called OpenTable.
I faced the pretty open kitchen and the hottt pizza oven while J faced the rest of the cavernous restaurant.
ropa bennie at New World or the brisket hash in Austin. But, it's a close call, and NWBB is way closer to our digs. Walking distance in a town where walking is practically verboten.
Battle of the Order, even though his sounded superb on paper.
We'll be back to Creo. Even if it's for drinks and apps--the bar is nice, and it's away from the main dining room (which probably makes weekday dinners less noisy). I'd also like the breakfast pizza or the bananas Foster pancakes--the latter would be ideal for after a nice run. Delmar Dash perhaps? Or maybe we'll go somewhere closer to the neighborhood.
1475 Western Avenue (Stuyvesant Plaza)