Brunch at Locanda Verde
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 4:16PM
The Lady Who Lunches in Restaurant reviews

Ever since it opened its doors on the corner of Greenwich & N. Moore Streets, I've been very anxious to dine at LV (Locanda Verde).  Set within Robert De Niro's Greenwich Hotel, LV's bustling atmosphere evokes that of an unpretentious apres-ski lodge. 

*All of my photos from this meal can be found on Flickr

Brunch at Locanda VerdeSince we had not made a reservation prior, the Le's and I decided that it would be safest to meet at LV for brunch at 11:30am.  "We should have no problem getting a table that early," I confidently-stated in my pre-meal email to Megan, "I mean, who gets up before 11am on a Sunday, anyways?" 

Do you want to know "who gets up before 11am on a Sunday?"  Just about every resident in Tribeca, where LV is located!  Remember, this is stroller-ville, after all, not the East Village.  Luckily, I arrived on the earlier side of our 11:30am meeting time and took the brunt of our quoted "45-minutes to 1-hour" wait for a table.  When Megan and Hung finally showed up, we were seated within ten-minutes.      

I was certain that, having patiently waited for a table for 50-minutes, this would be one of the best brunches of all time.

The good

Brunch at Locanda Verde: there's something on the menu for everyone!

Brunch at Locanda Verde: table bread

Brunch at Locanda Verde: Sheep's Milk Ricotta (appetizer)

Brunch at Locanda Verde: "Scampi & Grits," an Italian play on traditional "Shrimp & Grits"

The "not necessarily bad, but definitely annoying"

Brunch at Locanda Verde: Tre-Stelle juice, $7 (only in NY!)

No "ugly" here!

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