Recipe for the perfect brunch. Step 1: come here with a friend or three. 2: order the rosti Norwegian and the croque monsieur, with a fried egg on top. 3: splitty split your way to Swiss heaven.
Today at Café Select when Gossip Girl guy Penn Badgley walked in and sat next to our table I was eating this amazing Hanger Steak and didn't bother to look up his face. Was amazing. I mean the steak.
Seafood tower is the bomb! $80 for a full lobster, a dozen each of oysters, clams & mussels, + 2 Bloody Mary oyster shooters, smoked salmon tartare, shrimp & tilapia ceviche & grilled octopus salad!!
One of the few hole in the wall brunch spots in Soho that takes reservations. Less trendy but better food than Jack's Wife Freda. The poached eggs over polenta with panchetta are perfection!
The food, service, and ambiance are on point. Lights on the ceilings are adorable, the avocado toast was divine (bread 👌🏼) and our waiter was really fun. Will definitely be back ASAP!
The croque monsieur (with a fried egg, so a madame!), is divinely good: lathered with creamy bechamel and super crisp. Oh, and don't miss out on the rösti, as a side if you must.
During the winter you have to make reservations in the back room behind the kitchen for a cheese fondue. Cozy room decorated with a lot of original pieces from Switzerland.
Stumbled upon this cafe and was luckily seated in the back room past the kitchen. Such a cute spot and the food was amazing. Order the Zurich Veal! Definitely coming back to try the fondue and brunch!
Select is Balthazar without the hype and wait. Awesome food and beautiful people. Yes you will notice cool people sitting outside but go through the kitchen for a not so 'secret' bar and be one of em
In winter you want to head to the back room, but the big secret is that you can get fondue at your table in the front room, go splitty on a burger (+cheese), and have enough fondue left to share
A trendy restaurant sprinkled with hipsters and models. Much better for lunch than dinner. Food is solid, nothing amazing. Duck egg on toast is good. So is buckwheat crepe with salmon and bratwurst.
all time favorite. wonderful, alive, merry, and quaint. perfect for small groups of friends. order rocket salad, duck egg toast, half roasted organic chicken, spatzli with wild mushrooms, and rosti
Try the veal schnitzel with a glass of white wine recommended by your waiter, or go there for brunch and enjoy perfectly poached eggs with their succulent rösti (fried potato patties).
I felt silly ordering "massaged kale"...but I stood corrected. Enjoyed an excelled brunch w long lost bff. Arrive early ish to snag your choice of seating.
Great for din din or a romantic cocktail. It is not pretentious & the wait staff are spot on. The charcuterie plate is hearty & we love how they make the sliced cheese ribbons look like cauliflower
The burger is pretty delicious. Get it medium rare w american cheese. And if they have the escargot special, get it! You can also order the fondue even if you're not on the back room.
For a quality white, opt for the Cheverny. From France's Loire Valley, this appellation's whites are based on sauvignon blanc. While not as refined as Sancerre, they're great, refreshing whites.
Great cosy Swiss themed restaurant/bar/lounge that I stumbled upon. Window seat is nice at night, book back room for a group fondue&raclette. No Amex! Only Visa/MC with $25min.
Cute little restaurant covered in fairy lights. The turkey avocado sandwich is good, with free refills on drinks. Perfect work-lunchtime spot.
Cafe select will run your credit card twice and not give you the time of day when you call to point it out. I think this business is actually backed by drug money so this behavior is unsurprising
Mr. Benoit has done it again!!!!! FYI, his Infusions are great. Try this Cocktail out.... RED DEVIL Akvinta Organic Vodka, Thyme Infused Blood Orange Nectar, Splash of Soda
The ceiling fairy lights create a dreamy atmosphere perfect for a cute brunch date. Clean eats and great company make for a delightful experience.
For brunch, the steak and eggs with hollandaise is really something special. Solid Bloody Mary too thx to huge Spanish olives.
A cozy, pretty, local brunch spot. Ordered a seasonal menu, which was delicious. Willing to visit again in months
The croque monsieur is a smashingly tasty addition to a lunch meeting or brunch outing. Do try it. Also if you're just snacking, they have Mighty Leaf tea... swoon!
Way too drafty,had to wear my coat inside. Long wait for food. Red wine was served cold, the claimed they wanted to avoid it getting old. Vegetarian options very limited. Service was good tho
My go to spot for casual brunch or dinner. Love the Rosti Norwegian and Zurich Veal dishes. Don't miss the hidden bar located behind kitchen!
Warm atmosphere, great for small plates, coffee, and drinks. Perfect for meeting with friends on all budgets.
No wifi, BUT best staff, best food, and GREAT foot back to back meetings. Try the Salmon Rösti. Secret bar in back of the kitchen on some nights.
Came in for something quick, grabbed a turkey avocado sandwich with the alpine herbal ice tea. Clean, simple but tasty - a job well done.
I normally come here brunch and get the lemon French toast but recently discovered the much chiller, cash-only speakeasy area in the back of the kitchen!
The duck egg toast and Zurich veal are very good! Summer bruschetta was hit or miss. Their banquettes/booths were nice and comfortable.
This is what we like to call babe corner. Between Café Select and La Esquina, gorgeous SoHo types all congregate here. Best people watching in Manhattan.
good burger if you're in the area. well seasoned. tends to be on the done side. but don't bother with the extra sauces, mustard will do.
Get the Uovo Ticinese, simply incredible. Their coffee is also excellent, best I've had in NYC.
Lovely, busy vibe.Ricotta fritters are delicious and the burger too. They don't do fries though, burger comes with chips... ???
back room bar has great vibe, chill atmosphere, good music, hearty poor on the wine, love it. access by walking through kitchen
If you are a pascaterian, try the spatzli with wild mushroom or the linguine with Manila clams. They both taste really good.
Ask to go to the back bar. Chill spot to grab excellent drinks in a beach bar ambiance.
Ask the hostess to be seated in the back. You'll have to go through the kitchen, but the secret room is super cozy and has delicious drinks!
Go for the fondue: stay for the Kirsch. Add a cupful to your pot of fondue to really feel the Swiss-German tradition. Hau' weg das Zeug!
Great breakfast option when Balthazar is packed ... get the rosti! Also the chicken schnitzel for lunch or dinner is top!
One word. Fondue. Our tip: Book a table in the back and get your friends together to enjoy this fun, Swiss tradition.
Add ketchup to your burger, but put it on the BOTTOM bun (below the patty) instead of on the top. It might change your life.