The team at Cookshop is committed to serving dishes (and drinks) with seasonal, local ingredients to stay true to its 1800's heritage. We enjoyed fresh strawberries scattered on top of our thick, not too crunchy not too wet French toast. The French toast had a delicious flavor, but was in a pool of a sweet butterscotch sauce which was a bit too rich for me. Next time I'll order it as a side dish to share with the table.
The cheddar popover with poached eggs, braised leeks and cheddar was divine - just so good. The brioche was a perfect complement to the flavors in the dish which had just the right texture as well. Must have!
If you're with a group, try the special cocktail mash up "Brunch Punch" (aka Pride Punch if you, like me, happen to go the day of the Gay Pride Parade). It is available only in pitchers for $45 and is made fresh to order. It is a mix of peaches, ruby red grapefruit, acai vodka, riesling, cucumber soda, and ginger beer. Refreshing and not too sweet but it does have a bit of a strong ginger beer taste so keep in mind if it's not your thing.
For the Bloody Mary enthusiasts, Cookshop offers five unique takes on the classic brunch beverage. For the brave ones out there, the Hampton Shore Mary includes Citrus vodka, clam juice and fresh oyster!
Big airy space - even if you aren't seated outside, the natural light flows right in. Overall it is a casual environment with simple decor and is great for groups, families or to catch up with girlfriends. Also, we loved our waiter Spencer - he didn't rush us even with a long wait outside - and he was very helpful in our ordering decisions!
Cookshop: 156 10th avenue (at 20th street), 212.924.4440