I’m fasting this month in observance of Ramadan, so I’ve had to forgo my favorite my meal of the day: brunch. In remembrance of the glorious days when I could meet up with my boys for a midday feast following a 12-hour slumber, I will review one of our favorite spots, Amélie, which is located on 8th street between 5th avenue and MacDougal Street.
I was surprised to arrive at the spot around noon on a Sunday and be seated immediately. The décor was definitely retro (our chairs were movie theater seats that had obviously been uprooted from their original locations). After we were done marveling at the duck breast and chicken liver on the menu (the place is definitely French), we decided upon the following: Eggs Norwegian, French Toast with Berries, Amélie Omelet with Homefries, and Homemade Ginger Lemonade.
The food is as delicious as it looks. The eggs were seasoned perfectly and all the fruit was fresh (I hate when places serve you bad fruit!) The meal was prepared extremely well and we left full, happy, and satisfied. The real treat of the meal was definitely the ginger lemonade. The fizzy, sour-sweet concoction was very refreshing and definitely unique. I also think that going to this place won us some brownie points with all the hipster girls at NYU who cite Amélie as their favorite movie, ever.
22 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011