Pershing Square is nestled right in under the overpass of Park Avenue and right across from the Park Ave and 42nd Street entrance to Grand Central. Although, from the front, it may look small, step inside and Pershing Square is a grand restaurant with a feeling of old New York. The leather booths that flank the restaurant make for the perfect location for people watching the business folk rushing down Park Ave.

Breakfast at Pershing Square

We got to taste a little bit of everything from their breakfast menu, their most famous meal of the day. What you’ll notice about the menu at Pershing Square is that they aren’t trying to over do anything. At Pershing Square it’s all about classic breakfast dishes made as delicious as possible. We started off with their fresh squeezed orange juice, which really is the perfect way to start any breakfast. Onto the food, their waffles are made perfectly soft and with just the right amount of sweetness. We really loved their oatmeal and walnut waffle. The texture of the crushed walnuts inside of our waffle really sent us over the moon, and fresh strawberries on top? Yes, please!

I’m a huge fan of an eggs Benedict but I’ve never been one for ham on my benny so the fact that Pershing Square makes an Eggs Royale is huge. Eggs Royale is just like a Benedict except with some smoked salmon on the English muffin instead of ham. Also saying “royale” makes me feel like I’m hanging out with Travolta in Pulp Fiction. The eggs were poached perfectly and the runny yolk spilling over into my home fries only made for a more delicious plate of food.

The real star of breakfast though were the blueberry pancakes at Pershing Square. I often shy away from ordering pancakes at restaurants because I’m very particular about how I like them, but these made me a believer. The pancakes at Pershing Square are not too fluffy and not too thin and most importantly super buttery. These pancakes are moist and sweet and didn’t need any syrup on them, a must order.
Pershing Square

Pershing Square is definitely going to be added to my roster of go-to breakfast and brunch places, and I can’t wait to try out their lunch and dinner options as well. So if you’re looking for some classic breakfast food, with a feeling of old NYC, look no further than Pershing Square.

Pershing Square – Website
90 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue Across from Grand Central

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As a former athlete with an intense competitive nature I like to challenge my cooking skills with new recipes and unfamiliar ingredients. I source local and organic ingredients as much as possible. I’m on a mission to conquer the kitchen