- Splurge for a cocktail - try the Tipsy Parson itself!
- The bar has plenty of room to eat comfortably
- Get a Billy's cupcake after brunch right down the block!
Food/Drink: A unique menu with offerings that you probably won't see elsewhere. Tipsy Parson puts a southern spin on brunch classics with the freshest of ingredients, and the cocktails are just as unique!
- Catfish Po' Boy - Not the most 'brunch' thing on the menu, but it's not every day you see a po' boy in Manhattan. The catfish was cooked very well and the sandwich was really good. Not the best po' boy in the world, but still flavorful and very good. THe coleslaw was delicious - mayonnaise-based like they make it in the south so it was really tasty!
- The Farmstand - Described as "nothing I have ever seen before," this dish turns a veggie omelet inside out into a fresh vegetable salad with a poached egg on top. It was delicious and extremely fresh; filling yet light.
- Mushroom Toast - Another example of the unique menu, the mushroom toast came out as a ricotta/herb spread on a piece of freshly toasted bread with scrambled eggs and fresh chopped mushrooms on top. The mix of flavors was incredible - even for someone who isn't usually a huge ricotta fan!
- Tipsy Palmer - Allyson flipped out when my drink came in a mason jar! It was very cute with the fresh mint leaves sticking out the top of the jar, but it was also extremely tasty. You can choose to have your drink made with sweet tea vodka or sweet tea bourbon (bourbon for me!), and it comes out tasting like iced tea with a little bit of a kick - not too sweet either which was nice.
- Strawberry-Rhubarb Smash - This is a great cocktail if you want something a bit stronger that still has a bitter sweetness to it. Don't be fooled by its deceptive light pink hue, this baby does the trick!
Atmosphere: We looooved the pillow-lined window seats and the decor, like the books (and book wallpaper) and little decorations that had that southern charm that we love! There are two rooms here, the front room has a large bar with seating and some tables, and a back room with many more tables (including a large communal table). The service was very good, even at the bar, and the overall atmosphere was low-key and very pleasant.
Tipsy Parson: 156 Ninth Avenue, 212.620.4545