If you're looking for a great downtown brunch spot that TAKES RESERVATIONS, look no further than Five Points on Great Jones Street. I recently met a Twitter friend (@butterflydiary) there for the first time and we loved it. Of course, there are favorites like Balthazar, Pastis and Locande Verde but Five Points is a little bit edgier and in a funkier neighborhood than those, NoHo. There's a great outdoor seating area and the inside decor is simple (a few plants in the middle) but everyone's having fun. Five Points is such a New York brunch favorite that they even released a cookbook of 100 Brunch Recipes.