Clinton Street Baking Company for brunch, you need to get there around abouts 9am. Needless to say, I have yet to eat their pancakes. I tried again recently, this time with Silly in tow, and we didn't make it. Shocker. So we started searching for brunch food.
Schiller's, but Silly spied The Clerkenwell first. This British gastro pub does have a more modern British feel, like an old pub that was finally cleaned and polished after 100 years of smoke and booze, then modernized a bit. Though they theoretically specialize in English pub food, there is a good amount of regular American on the menu.
49 Clinton Street, btn. Rivington & Stanton