To celebrate Father's Day we had brunch at Keith McNally's Cherche Midi. I've always loved the atmosphere of his restaurants; the NYC breakfast staple Balthazar, the sleek and sexy Minetta Tavern and of course the bright and lively Cherche Midi. The pastries are wonderful; rich flaky chocolate croissants, eggy canelles and pecan sticky buns served with fresh strawberry jam.
They seemed to have only three waitresses/waiters working the entire packed dining room and none of them ever asked us if we needed more drinks, checked on our food or even asked us if we wanted to order. I actually had to flag the waitress down just to put in our entrees after it was apparent no one was coming over. So for now this McNally restaurant is off the list even with the wonderful food.
282 Bowery @Houston Street
New York, NY 10012