20 Apr 2013

After hearing so many rave reviews about the great breakfast Norma’s serves I decided to put it to the test before making my way onto Madison Avenue for some much needed shopping. My very first impressions upon entering the restaurant were very good as it is located in the beautiful and ever so chic Le Parker Meridien on West 56th Street. The restaurant layout is a large open plan dining room, which is directly exposed to the double height marble lobby of the hotel, so the restaurant retains a busy and truly New York City vibe. Without any reservations we were seated within 10 minutes and were offered a large selection of newspapers and magazines to read while waiting, alongside a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. I was definitely impressed by the great service and super friendly staff. Once we were seated we were given our menus, and were further offered a refill on our orange juices. The dilemma however was choosing what to order as the menu offerings all sounded delicious, and the yummy smells coming out of the kitchen didn’t help us make our decisions any faster. After much careful thought I decided to opt for the highly recommended Egg White Frittata of Shrimp, as well as a cappuccino. Along our chosen dishes we were also served a basket of toasted bread that came with butter and jam. The frittata itself was delectable and in one word: perfect. It came served with oven roasted potatoes, tomatoes and spinach. The shrimp offering was also generous and left me very happy and full. Overall Norma’s satisfied my hanger and certainly lived up to its hype. Norma’s isn’t cheap at a price of $75 a head for breakfast, but with all its extras and great service it is well worth the visit for the perfect breakfast or brunch. 

Le Parker Meridien New York,  119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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