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Christopher Mason on Mortimer’s Glenn Bernbaum’s ‘free lunches’ in the 80s

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Christopher Mason, writer on Mortimer’s in the 80s:


Glenn Bernbaum, who owned Mortimer’s, was such a curious character. He was quite cantankerous and had this funny habit of sidling up to your table, sitting down, ordering for himself and getting up before the check came and you realized you were paying for his lunch or dinner. A lot of the same people went for dinner, but lunch was the real scene-stealer in New York. Jackie Onassis and Nancy Reagan would always get the first tables. You would see people do a double take at the First Ladies having lunch.



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