By: Anne M. Raso
Last summer, we ate dinner at Upstairs At The Kimberly and raved about it here on financefoodie.com. We loved their Modern American fare with generous portions, so when we were asked back for brunch, we jumped on it like Grey Poupon on a turkey club sandwich! The decor is modern as well--it looks like James Bond and P. Diddy shared the decorating tasks, plus there is plenty of outdoor space full of beautiful greenery and some of the best city views. They keep those spaces open as long as it stays warm, and it was actually warm for a few days recently (in November, believe it or not)!
We started out with the California Spinach Quiche ($13) with lovely homemade double crust that was well baked (nothing worse than soggy "pie crust" on a quiche but the folks in the Upstairs kitchen get it perfectly golden brown while the melted white cheddar inside is nice and stretchy). It comes with the famous Upstairs fried which are some of the best in the city--the potatoes are dipped in flour and buttermilk batter and then deep fried in canola oil. They are truly hard to stop eating!
Upstairs At The Kimberly145 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10012
Dress: casual chic/"proper attire"
[Photos: Anne M. Raso]