this is a super specific question--my husband and i are sailing out of new york this sunday. we want to meet friends somewhere for brunch before boarding the ship, so are looking for a good place to go somewhere between port authority (where we will be getting off the bus) and the port itself. we are thinking either joe allen or marseille; leaning towards marseille but of course, since i'm asking, are very open to additional suggestions. so suggest away! thanks!
the friends are also from out of town, so we can't really ask them where to go, and my husband hasn't lived in the city for over ten years. so i'm looking for some up to date local advise. thanks in advance!
oh also--we will have a rolling suitcase with us (only one between the two of us) as we are getting on 7 day cruise, so somewhere with a coat check or at least enough room between tables for a medium sized bag would be good. i am familiar with the size of new york city restaurants so this has to be a consideration obviously.