Norma’s NYC Restaurant Review

Norma’s is a NYC classic, James Beard award winning breakfast joint inside the Le Parker Meridien. With choices like Hot Chestnut Pancakes Topped with Candied Chestnuts and Brown Sugar Sauce or Mango-Papaya Brown Butter Cinnamon Crêpes, Foie Gras Brioche French Toast With Asparagus and Mushrooms or the James Beard Award Winning Potato Pancakes With Homemade Cranberry Apple Sauce and Sweet Carrot Payasam, I decided to go for the Lox & Lox of Bagels piled high and topped with Caviar. The breakfast started with a complimentary smoothie – today’s smoothie was a blueberry mango smooth that was very refreshing on a hot New York morning (at 9:30am, the thermometer was already reading 90!). The Lox & Bagels lived up to their name and came piled high topped with a massive amount of caviar. A bagel was sliced into thirds, toasted and topped with cream cheese and fresh dill. There was a cucumber in the center of the bagel and mounds and mounds of lox layered throughout. The dish was garnished with fresh red onion and capers (I got mine sans tomato!) There’s no way to eat this without making a mess. But man, it was fun trying. The lox was perfectly sliced and the three types of caviar made a great topping. The amount of food was so enormous that I had plenty to take home for a late lunch! Norma’s is well known for its signature The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata with1oz of Sevruga Caviar for $100 or 10oz of Sevruga Caviar for $1000 – yep, a Lobster Frittata with Sevruga Caviar for a grand! No one ordered it while I was there today. Norma’s isn’t going to become your daily breakfast joint – it’s way too pricey – but an amazing Sunday brunch or special occasion spot for breakfast lovers! You can bet next time I’m back in NYC I’ll swing by Norma’s. Tip – reservations are a must! There’s a line every day.

$1,000 Menu Item!

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