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Posted by Aiceegray on 10/27/2006
So I normally like Norma's lavish and over the top take on comfort-style breakfast/brunch dishes. However, this time I ordered a salad with Ahi Tuna, but was appalled when it came with tasteless iceberg lettuce. What's up with that? Even McDonald's doesn't serve iceberg! It completely ruined the salad and I cannot believe the server actually recommended the salad to me over the Arepas (they must be really bad if the waiter's characterization of the salad as"much better than the arepas" is correct.) Please, Norma's get some arugula or mesclun if you are going to put the salad on the same menu as that zillion dollar omelette!
Posted by Terry & Carolyn in FL on 10/02/2006
Nice atmosphere, but not worth the money. The food was okay and the waiter was a bit arrogant. I had to ask 3 times to get a glass of water. The other 3 in my party ordered juice and they got theirs right away. I guess because water was no charge, I had to keep asking for it. For 4 people it was $108.00 with tip. I think you could have had a nice breakfast and treated better for that kind of money!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2006
Food is OK, but nothing to write home about or come back again for. Besides this, the waiter was extremely arrogant. The ambience is nice, but it's definitely not worth $30 a head for brunch. Only thing that lives up to it's expectation is the fresh fruit smoothie.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2006
I was so excited to here since I have heard it is the best brunch in NY. The placed was packed on a saturday morning but luckily we had reservations so we did not have to wait more than 10 min. I ordered the eggs florentine which is one of my favorite dishes and was disappointed. Everybody knows the number 1 way to ruin an eggs forentine or benedict is to over cook the eggs. Both of the poached eggs were WAY overcooked. The spinach, hollandaise, and bacon were all good but I was not happy that I could not enjoy it more because of the eggs. To top it off, the waiter never even came by to ask if everything was OK. I had really high expectations since breakfast is my favorite meal and this place is double what I would normally spend on a brunch and I do not think it was worth it. $65 for 2 plates + 2 glasses of OJ with poor service does not add up.
Posted by Park sloper on 07/02/2006
The wait for a party of 3 was an hour but let me tell you, so worth it. All the glowing comments about the fruit smoothie shots are true, true and true -- delightfully fresh; the best I've ever tasted. I had the artychoked benedict with truffle porcini sauce. Not too heavy -- so delish. Portions are huge and more than filling. Service is accommodating and friendly. Sure it's a little pricey but you should enjoy an experience like this every once in awhile. It'll remind you why you're in NY in the first place.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2006
This is a very special place for breakfast..Must make reservations...This is not a place that I would order "eggs and bacon"...This is a place to splurge and order one of their delicious pancake, waffle, or french toast dishes...They are all incredible...Don't know where the "small servings" comment came from, but no one in my party has ever been able to even finish their breakfast..Waitstaff is very professional...This is not a place to go if you are in a hurry...Yes, it is expensive, but you should already know that going in...Love the starter of a fruit smoothie...Delicious...Great people watching....If you want a very special breakfast/brunch experience, don't miss it!
Posted by Mickie on 03/24/2006
Very nice environment, simple and elegant design. Super delicious breakfast/brunch, the taste is very very good, highly recommented, portion are a bit less and a little too pricy ($7 for a glass of orange juice, approx $25 for each person/breakfast). But it's worth it. I will tell all of my friends about this place.