I give uptown no love (not because I don’t love it) because you write about what you know (i.e. downtown). Still, I recall fondly a brunch at Isabella’s from the time my brother had to excuse himself from a night of partying to the Steve Martin sighting.  It’s pretty chill + unpretentious for the Upper West although the Upper West is cool like that.

Nice outside seating to boot.

The comp’d Bloody Mary or Mimosa paired with the Crab Benedict or Nova Scotia plate. Whew… not bad at all.  Stones throw from some pretty great museums too; coming in the next postings.