Spring is in the air, so its time to start dining outside! First outdoor dining of the season was at Saxon & Parole for brunch. Solid food with good service and great people watching along the Bowery.
Also had brunch at Tribeca Grill. Wanted to go to Locanda Verde. but it was an hour wait for outside seating, so we settled on Tribeca Grill which is a stone's throw away. Tribeca Grill is part of the Myriad Restaurant Group--who also runs Nobu, Corton, and a few others. The Myriad group was started by Drew Nieporent: one of NYC's most notable restauranteurs.
The outside seating at Tribeca Grill isn't the best as the tables are kind of cramped together and the awning prevents direct sunlight. In some cases, shelter might be key; but we could have used more sun especially with the occasional strong breeze.
I thought the food was pretty good and the prices were fairly reasonable--unlike Nobu which could drain your bank account rather quickly. Service was good. All in all, a nice little brunch.