So we had our first family get together in a long while and it was actually 2 families. My parents, my husband and I, my sister and my dad’s cousin and husband. We needed a place that would fit 9 people and we also needed it not to be to ridiculous–expensive. I could not promise that and I also did not look at the bill in the end.
So I like the interior and the coziness. I am becoming used to having to reserve every time I need to eat out in Manhattan. When you only have a few days to book, it is close to impossible. It is disheartening when you have to find a place and no space is available.
So onto the review. The host as usual, waits to seat the whole party. We got a booth and believe me, it fit us to a t. We had to wait for part of the family to arrive and the restaurant was patient with us though we had a limited time.
It was good for breakfast but just good. I had pancakes and there was only one kind offered. I am a cook so I add blueberries to my pancakes as well as some nuts and I bring some funky syrup to the table. All in all, I am not a fan of paying a ton for food that is really easy to make. As my cousin said, I can make this at home. Some times I really feel like inviting everyone over to the house and making them breakfast–breakfast of champions . Check it-ham frittata, sausage with fennel or something, croissants and wheat toast or fresh banana bread, yogurt with mueslix, and sangria or fresh fruits. When a restaurant starts doing this spread family style then you can charge me 17+ dollars. (pancakes 14$, plus order of bacon 6$, $20 total) Bam, enough said.
Lido gets a 6. It was decent enough but nothing memorable, at least concerning the dish I ordered. Place was nice and homely.
Can I tell you what gives Lido its other reason to be remembered, it is across the street from Levain Bakery. levain bakery I love Levain. Simple menu and well made products. They are like a factory just pushing out product. They have it down to a science such that the store is 85 percent production facility and 15 percent sales space.
So I will visit Levain again but will try another place for brunch.
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