July 6, 2009

Isabella's - Classic NYC Brunch on Upper West Side

eggs benedict at Isabella's
Part of the B.R. Guest Restaurant Group, Isabella's on the Upper West Side is practically a NYC brunch institution.

I think of it as the uptown sister to Blue Water Grill.  Served only on Sundays - brunch at Isabella's on a summer afternoon on the sidewalk is a classic NYC activity. 

Located near the Museum of Natural History in yummy mummy stroller heaven - expect both a mix of families and ladies who lunch.

waffle at Isabella'sBrunch at Isabella's is a great deal - your choice of a cocktail including bellinis, mimosas, champagne or a blood mary + coffee or tea gratis with your brunch entree.

Favorites include a variety of eggs benedict - smoked salmon or crab cakes and fritattas and waffles.

I usually go with either the crabcake benedict or the pecan waffles with blueberries. 

While the food is good - I wouldn't say it's extra special. 

Isabella's is more for the experience and atmosphere.  A truly pleasant no-fail choice to bring out of town guests and family. 

359 Columbus Ave. (at 77th)

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