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Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien

In Food on October 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Norma's at Le Parker Meridien

Norma’s restaurant in the Le Parker Meridien is one of my favorite spots to frequent in New York. How many places serve breakfast all day long? And I’m not just talking your traditional eggs and bacon either. Besides being one of the best brunches in the city, you can also go any day of the week for lunch. The server starts you off with a complimentary strawberry-banana smoothie served in a shot glass. Just a little treat to get you ready for what’s ahead.

Complimentary strawberry smoothie served in a shot glass.

They also come around with fresh squeezed orange juice. Although it comes at a hefty nine dollars a glass, take advantage of the free refills. And if you need your caffeine fix, the coffee at Norma’s is pretty strong and served in a French press that they leave at your table.

The menu is very impressive to say the least. They have quirky titles like “Mom can’t make this“, “The one that didn’t get away“, and “This should do it“, to name a few. All of the entrees come in mammoth sizes. They even serve something called The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata that comes with 10oz of Sevruga Caviar. Spare the thousand dollar expense if you dare!

I ordered the Egg White Frittata of Shrimp with oven-roasted roma tomatoes and spinach. It was served over fingerling potatoes and was very satisfying. I especially loved the seasoning that was used on the shrimp and roma tomatoes.

Egg White Frittata of Shrimp

The Artychoked Benedict was als0 very delicious. It was served with a truffle porcini sauce and was so savory. Waiting for your food is the hardest part. You get to eye what other tables are getting around you. Every dish that comes out is as mouthwatering as the last.

Artychoked Benedict with truffle porcini sauce.

If you can overlook the rather steep prices, it will be a well worth your dollar experience. Extremely large proportions of savory and creatives dishes gives you a reason to get up for breakfast, or wait, lunch too.

The service is always outstanding and you never feel rushed. Reservations for brunch on the weekends is a must as this place is usually pretty packed. And if you can’t get a table at Norma’s, don’t get discouraged, there is always The Burger Joint right across the hall.

While it is expensive, there is no other place to indulge your taste buds. So be ready to go with an empty belly and a full wallet.

Le Parker Meridien
119 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
work 212-708-7460

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