Let me begin by saying, Deco 1600 is a truly “modern” brunch, located at a venue that refuses to sacrifice class or integrity. Though merely noon, Deco’s quaintly elegant brunch held admist European flair, had guests nestled comfortably amongst a blazing fireplace. A guitarist arrived to serenade the room with a velvety flamenco tune; a welcome break from the booming downtown vibe of select competitors. And most importantly.. The French toast was awesome.
Brioche French Toast with fresh bananas and mixed fruit – 5 stars
Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and hollandaise –5 stars
Mimosa and soft drink refills – Excellent
Service – Extremely attentive to detail without being pushy
Deco 1600 is centrally located inside Carlyle at the Palace, a contemporary party site whose sleek white exterior gives way to a multiroom bar and lounge area. Upon entering the mansion that once housed concert venues Galaxy and The Vanderbilt, we were greeted by manager Gregg Lodato, whose hosting style can be compared to that of a treasured acquaintance – with fantastic table service, that is. Handsome waiter Chris was gracious in accommodating my requests for altered breakfast fruit; his attentiveness to our beverage needs was definitely tailored to a higher standard of service. We left happy, satisfied but certainly not hungry – an ideal beginning to Sunday Funday.
After all, from the lush cocktails and stained glass at Carlyle at Lawrence to Lobster Nights held at Carlyle on the Green, the provocative scenery at Deco 1600 restaurant is yet another way to experience fabulous dining at its Sunday best.
Sunday Brunch at Deco 1600 – make reservations
The Scene: European flair and modern elegance
Weekend dress code: Casual
Good for children: Yes, with supervision near the bottle decor and fireplace
Deco 1600 restaurant is located inside Carlyle at the Palace; it also serves as the scene for Italian-style Wednesdays (yes, please). More information and event booking is available here. Thanks again to Gregg, Kimberly and the staff for another delicious experience!