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Norma's at Le Parker Meridien

3.9
5573 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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Found in the Le Parker Meridien hotel in downtown New York, Norma's is an ideal spot to grab breakfast or lunch. The warm, relaxed atmosphere at Norma's will make you feel right at home. Open until 3 p.m. every day, the menu reflects traditional cooking like your mom would make along with twists on hearty items.

The menu at Norma's features mostly breakfast items that are well suited for lunch too. Choose a traditional breakfast option such as buttermilk pancakes or eggs Benedict. Looking for something more unique? Try the breakfast pizza or the Nutella-packed jacks. Pair anything with the fresh fruit that's served daily. For lunchtime items, there's also a Cobb salad or even chicken pot pie. Don't worry that Norma's isn't open for dinner. The portions are large enough to fill you right up.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday 7:30am-3:00pm walk-ins are also welcome!
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Phone number
(212) 708-7460
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Emile Castillo
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Private party facilities
Available after 4:00pm
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: 212708743596855
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th and 7th Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking services available through Le Parker Meridien Hotel.
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Public transit
Subway: N,R,W,Q and F
Additional
Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
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4.0Dined on August 10, 2014

Not what I expected from even a hotel restaurant - small and closed off, around the back of the hotel lobby. The high ceilings keep you from feeling claustrophobic. Tables are pretty close together and there isn't background music so you can hear everyone else's conversations. Didn't seem to be dedicated servers so two or three different ones might ask you to take your order - I suppose this speeds things up. The food itself was very good but pretty expensive. There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the area of the Parker Meridien that I would go to first next time over Norma's. We had the belgian waffle with berries $26 and the nova smoked salmon ring $28 (which I think was the best value for the price of the two items we got).

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2014

A great place to go for something out of the ordinary for breakfast. We had a great time and the orange juice and service were both great.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2014

We love Norma's! Yes, their prices are extremely high but every bite is worth the price. Our favorites are the lemon ricotta pancakes (make sure to ask for them hot), creme brulee oatmeal, smoked salmon and the breakfast fritatta. On top of the amazing food is the wonderful french press coffee. The restaurant has a great vibe and design. The service is always terrific. The same servers are there year after year. Bob, Emil and Jan are a few of the staff that always take good care of us.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2014

I had wanted to eat here for a while, but regret eating here. I could never understand why the prices were so high. Part of the reason is that the portions are ridiculously large. Almost all patrons I observed left a lot of their meals on their plates - a huge wast of food. My omelette was overcooked. It took a very long time to get our main entrees.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2014

It wasn't my first time at Norma's but it will be the last. I come whenever I have friend's visiting from out of town/country. The quality of food and service have gone from great to good to worse!
Food came not only late but cold! The crowd was not bigger nor smaller than the usual.
Too much hype, quality had gone really bad.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

Absolutely some of the best breakfast/brunch food you can find anywhere. I bit pricey, but wow is it so good. Go for the dessert type entrees like the Chocolate Decadence French Toast. Unbelievable waffle, crêpe and french toast creations. Only complaint is that Norma’s Truly Continental Bakery Basket should have a few more items, especially the chocolate ones given the price. Even the Spicy Shrimp Quesadilla is tops.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

The Norma's I know and love is back!! I must admit that the last few times we brunched at Norma's it had been somewhat disappointing as to what we became accustomed to - still good, but not outstanding. Well move over "good", "outstanding" is back!

The best brunch the city has to offer!! Don't miss the Light and Lemon-y pancakes with Devonshire cream - simply heavenly!!!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2014

Huge range and variety - massive portions - efficient and polite service - delicious brunch - perfect for brunch. However, the only disappointment was the fact that it was my birthday and someone at Norma's forgot to arrange my birthday cake, which my husband has discussed at the beginning of the week. Despite this - which I didn't know about until later on in the day - I had a wonderful start to the day !

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2014

Second time to eat breakfast here--beautiful presentation...perfect for vacation splurge breakfast in NYC before MOMA

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2014

I ordered the same thing I did last time I was there but the food wasn't so great and there was a baby crying the table next to us

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2014

Portins huge
great food............wish there were a few small dishes too!!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2014

Menu items are incredibly creative, although portions are huge! Come very hungry, and ready to experience new flavors.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2014

Creative unique brunch dishes with a combination of beautiful ambiance and great service. Perfect for foodies, just make a reservation in advance, tables fill very quickly.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2014

ultra large portions with prices to match. ambience does not merit the expense.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2014

Norma's has a menu that makes it difficult to choose, and I am never disappointed. It is a quaint place, busy and a bit noisy. The food is always good!

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Eggs Florentine came out cold and had to be sent back; for $22 yet. A pot of coffee for two was an outrageous $14. Waited 15 minutes for a waiter to arrive.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2014

I stayed at the hotel a few years ago and remembered the delicious brunch. So when I was in town this weekend, I came back and it was better than ever! The French toast& bacon= amazing. Great service!

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Great breakfast / brunch spot with huge portions and a diverse menu. Awesome juice and smoothie options. Would highly recommend for a great start to a day in NYC.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2014

Norma's is the best breakfast I have had. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2014

Norma's breakfast was like a party in your mouth. Layers of flavor and textures that came together so well. The French toast is made with brioche and we all know how great this bread is. The service and ambience matched the food. My next visit to New York will have Norma's at the top of the list.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2014

The food here is amazing. I have been several times and it never fails.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2014

Norma's has delicious food! The choices are unique and exceeded my expectations. Very large portions and did I mention delicious? The price tag for breakfast is pretty hefty though, so be prepared. Yum!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2014

We love Norma's! The food is delicious and the service is always 5 star. Worth the wait!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2014

My wife and I are regular visitors to NYC to advantage all of the cultural riches offered. Sunday brunch has become a ritual on these trips and Norma's is our prime choice. Yes, we have succumbed to great reviews of others and of course there are superb competitors for this throne, but none from our experience that are beater located for the weekender that is drawn to mid-town/Times Sq. for a Broadway show.

Not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2014

Always a great breakfast- so many delicious options to choose- consistently delicious!

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1.0Dined on July 10, 2014

Read lots abt it but totally disappointed , my neighborhood diner serves far btr tasting food. For the price sooo not worth at all

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2014

Service was absurdly slow - and I had a reservation early and was only table seated for 10 minutes - very very slow. I will not return for this reason.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2014

Good service is difficult to find in New York City, so I have to commend the waiters who take their time to provide such service. Our waiter was a gem - efficient, friendly, and extremely helpful with the menu.

The food was to die for. I love sweets, so I was in heaven. This is a great brunch spot and the portions are huge, so be prepared to share. My two friends and I got three plates and shared everything. We got the chicken quesadilla, chicken and cheese omlet, and the blueberry pancakes (they have nicer names but I don't recall the exact names right now). I've also had the crunchy french toast here as well (my personal favorite). All of the food was delicious and I will definitely be back to try more of the menu.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2014

Can't go wrong with Norma's - best breakfast in town! Always something different to try and it's always great

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2014

Amazing flavor combinations in brunch dishes. I tried the Arepa and my dining partner had the Huevos Rancheros. Both were great egg dishes with more than ample proportions. We also had a side of a blueberry pancake which was fresh and light/fluffy in texture.
Service however, was noticeably missing. We sat 10-15 minutes before even being offered water (!) and by that time we had our entire order figured out. Kitchen speed was average, but execution was superb. Even checking out was like pulling teeth and good luck on refills for coffee or iced tea.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2014

My friend, who's visiting from Toronto, had the Nutella Packed Jacks and I had the Norma's Eggs Benedict. They were both absolutely fantastic. The pineapple and raspberries on the Nutella Packed Jacks went incredibly well with the Nutella and the portion sizes were great (definitely didn't skimp on the Nutella!). Our server was very helpful and friendly. The service was fast but we didn't feel like we were being rushed although we did leave quickly after we were done. Went on a Saturday around 11am and left within an hour. Definitely a good place to bring people visiting the city who want to pack in as much to do.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2014

The best breakfast EVER!!!!!! My kids love the pancakes!!! Nutella pancake rocks!!!!! Just DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I want to go back😃

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2014

Norma's is on my must do list every time I visit the Big Apple. The menu is filled with tempting choices and I have never been disappointed. This trip was light lemon griddle cakes with a side of bacon large enough for me and my three guests. Don't miss the fresh squeezed orange juice. Ask for Bob to wait on you. You'll come back for many more memorable meals. Be sure to reserve ahead of time.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2014

Great food and ambience..i would go back for breakfast !!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2014

wonderful for special occasion dining while in New York City.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2014

My bill came to as much as my seafood dinner the night before $115!!! That is insane for breakfast. The food was great, especially the pancakes but I was just shocked how high the prices were! I have been there before and i swear prices went up. It takes a lot to shock a real New Yorker!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2014

Norma's at Le Parker Meridien is a favorite dining spot for brunch. Consistently the food is interesting and delicious and the service friendly and helpful. The Eggs Benedict, Crunch French Toast, Nova Ring and Bagel and Lox are menu selections that will prove perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2014

The restaurant is the hotel Le Parker Meridian, so it's hard to find if you didn't know that. There are no discernible signs leading to the entrance, but its the only restaurant on the first floor. A reservation is recommended as this seem like a hotspot. The restaurant is clean & not cramped. Our waiter was quick and attentive and brought us samples of mango smoothies. We ordered the crunchy French toast and mango crepes. We both got large portions. The french toast was two, large slices of Texas toast with a crunchy topping--I could only finish one. The crepes had two large portions as well. The insides contained yummy mango and other fruits. This was a filling and delicious breakfast before our day in NYC.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2014

good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! good !! vvv

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2014

We came here for the first time 2 years ago and it was great then. We were looking forward to returning and it did not disappoint. Be aware of huge portions.

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