Norma's

3.9
5574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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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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1 review
Reviewed on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food service ambience

Poor presentation of food. Poorly cooked. Rushing. and overly expensive.

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AE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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b
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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J
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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ME
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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

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F
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2014
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

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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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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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GM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

wonderful for special occasion dining while in New York City.

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EN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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VM
Atlanta
274 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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TE
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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