Monday, October 3, 2011

on clinton st. bakery.

clinton st. bakery is quite famous in new york. it's known for it's pancakes and biscuits, and after being lauded by everyone from martha stewart to bobby flay, the wait for a table is usually between one to two hours. after living in new york for two and half years, i decided this past saturday was finally the day to go and just get it over with.
we put our name in and were told the wait would be 90 minutes. just what we expected, so we took some time to wander the lower east side, checking out the different restaurants and little boutiques. by the time we got back we were down to thirty minutes. and by the time we were seated i was officially crazy with hunger. blueberry pancakes for me...
served with maple butter, which is so much better than maple syrup.
and huevos rancheros for him.
and let me tell you - wow. this place is amazing. i'm not sure if i'd ever say waiting 90 minutes for something was worth it, but i can confidently say this is. the pancakes are to die for. the huevos rancheros was incredibly tasty - the salsa was great, the guacamole was tasty, the chorizo was fantastic. the side of bacon was some of the best bacon in the city. how does one place do all of these so well? the anticipation was completely worth it.
this is easily one of the best brunches in the city. if you come prepared to wait with a willingness to wander around the neighborhood for a bit, your efforts will pay off. definitely no hype here as everything was fantastic. as opposed to being something i had to cross off the list, i know i will be coming back here many times.

9 comments:

  1. Holy cow but that's a long wait! Glad it was worth it though! You pancakes are positively drool-worthy!

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  2. Okay, so I'm now adding this on my list of places to try (and this list is waaaaay too long).

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  3. jillian - i know! we're so spoiled in nyc.

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  4. I'll have the french toast, please.

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  5. What a wait - but how fun that you found it worth it! Those pancakes look amazing!

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  6. I'm a huge fan of brunch! Those pancakes look divine :)

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  7. this looks divine! i wish i lived in a bigger city just for the food & bakeries!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

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  8. Yum, the huevos rancheros looks so good! If you don't mind me asking, what were the prices like? Affordable, or a bit pricey? Whenever I go to NY I would love to visit here... :)

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  9. I have been eyeing their cookbook on amazon. This looks so good. I love dessert-y breakfasts.

    *Erin

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