Until now, the Murray’s Breakfast Melt (pictured), a first-rate McMuffin if there ever was one, has been available only to-go at the landmark Village fromagerie. Soon, this superior sandwich can be had via leisurely table service at the shop’s restaurant offshoot, Murray’s Cheese Bar, which launches brunch service February 23. Also on offer during daylight hours: breakfast cheese boards, a cream-cheese-and-bacon-stuffed French toast called “Illegal Doughnut,” and a mini breakfast burger crowned with a fried egg, bacon, and cheese (264 Bleecker St., nr. Morton St.; 646-476-8882).
*This article originally appeared in the February 18, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.