Brunch in New York is big, so I knew I had to book in advance. This was the first reservation I’d actually made for the trip, about 3 weeks in advance. I needed to secure my brunch plans, you know? And there was only one place fit for the job.
I actually saw a picture of it on Instagram, specifically on one of the girls from Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ account (guilty). And what I saw was a tower of bagels. And that was it. Game over. I was sold.
Even bagels on the door. This is clearly what they are known for. Specifically, smoked fish and bagels – which you can see as soon as you walk in.
You also see how beautiful it is. Check that glass box bakery in the centre of the room – THAT’S WHERE THEY MAKE THE BAGELS.
You know it’s the place to be for brunch when there are queues of hangry New Yorkers and a flustered hostess. Should have booked 3 weeks in advance.
Ming, Frankie, Bridget and I smugly snuggled into our seats.
I loved the blue theme across the restaurant.
Aside from the mug of coffee, I had some freshly squeed OJ in a wine glass. Brunch is fancy.
Frankie was straight on the Bloody Mary’s.
Okay, are you ready for this? I hope you’re not hungry because you’re literally going to drool all over your screen. Quickly grab a snack if you need to, I understand.
Although I’m more of a savoury brekkie gal, brunch requires something sweet on the side. Our something sweet was the French Toast.
Just look at this beauty. Maple syrup on one side, raspberry goodness on the other.
Super soft and fluffy. Ughhhhhh so gooddddddddd!
Hey, what’s that thing behind the french toast?
Oh, just Sadelle’s Tower. You get a selection of all the smoked fish (house salmon, smoked scottish, sable, sturgeon, whitefish salad and salmon salad), tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, capers.
And unlimited bagels. I REPEAT – UNLIMITED BAGELS.
If you’re gluten-free however, there’s a bit more of a charge. Here are Ming’s bagels who were segregated from the pack.
AND HERE IS OUR BIG BEAUTIFUL TOWER OF CARBS.
We started off with two bagels each, picking from the range of different types that they had.
I think I went for one plain and one everything.
Since I no longer eat fish, I got a couple of sides of Scrambled Eggs for the table. One for me, one for everyone else.
The rest of the morning was us creating our masterpieces and scoffing our faces in an unnatural amount of time.
I couldn’t ask anything more from a brunch place. 5-stars from me. Someone take me back, please?