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Review: We stopped here for brunch at 11:30 AM on a Saturday. We were expecting a huge crowd, but there were only two other tables with people at them. The restaurant's interior is nice -- comfy and contemporary at the same time. There were nice things to look at on the walls, like cute terrariums in wine glasses and pretty artwork. We started off our brunch with mimosas and the homemade pastry basket. The basket was filled with mini cranberry muffins, biscuits topped with chocolate, and sweet bread slices. The pastries came with a trio of housemade vegan toppings: cinnamon soy butter, berry soy butter, and vegan nutella! Everything was tasty; we gobbled it all up. For my brunch dish, I got the new potato-chive frittata, which was made with tofu and smoked tomato jam. It came with a huge, refreshing spinach salad and whole grain toast. I loved the smokiness of the fritatta. (It tasted like smoked salt may have been used in addition to the smoked tomatoes. Go smoke!) My husband got the biscuits with herb and veggie sausage gravy. We both thought that his dish was just okay. The biscuits seemed a little too thick and dense, and the sausage and gravy could have used a bit more oomph. (We prefer a spicier homemade veggie sausage with a lot of crushed red pepper, fennel seed, sage, basil, and black pepper.) The biscuit dish came with nice home fries and a small mesclun salad, though. Overall, we were really pleased with our experience at Counter. The women that served us were all very nice and attentive. Our bill came to about $60 including the mimosas, which is a little on the high side. It was a special treat for us while in NYC, though, so we didn't mind.