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The Waldorf Astoria

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The opulent brunch at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria hotel


New York
The Waldorf Astoria
Peacock Alley

Please note: Sunday brunch is temporarily suspended while the restaurant is renovated

The grand lobby of the Waldorf=Astoria hotel in New York

The Big Apple is filled with fabulous modern hotels — it seems as if a new one pops up every other week — but for purists, there's still nothing like old school New York. At Sunday brunch at Peacock Alley in the convivial main lobby of The Waldorf Astoria, you'll feel as if you've returned to the days of Edith Wharton and Henry James. Live piano music and stunning Art Deco details provide a backdrop for themed food displays that are a culmination of more than a century's culinary heritage. The menu includes all your favorites: eggs Benedict, filet mignon, crêpes, a raw shellfish bar, a charcuterie display and, yes, caviar. Best of all for dessert lovers, the chocolate fondue fountain is surrounded by more than 100 gourmet treats. Other things to love about this brunch — during the summer months it goes into hiding at Oscar's Brasserie, which shows that it's first and foremost a local institution, and the dress code is oh so NYC: "chic and elegant."


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