Bottom line: A relaxing jazz brunch with two brunch specials to pick from.
Food: The diverse menu has a mix of breakfasty and lunchy items as part of a great special. For $16.95 you get an entree and a cocktail, and for $6 more you get unlimited cocktails! Also, the huge portions will keep you nibbling throughout the jazz performance!
Aside from the potato ... thing... the omelets were spectacular:
- Caprese omelet: with diced beefsteak tomatoes, fresh basil and grated mozzarella. Flavorful and garden-fresh. The fresh taste makes you feel like you are in the Italian countryside! Definitely a favorite dish at Garage.
- Bacon and cheese omelet: with applewood smoked bacon and Vermont cheddar cheese. This omelet was delicious! There were quite a bit of full pieces of bacon in this omelet (not little cut up bits like you may find elsewhere). The white cheddar was very tasty as well and was a good complement to the bacon.
- Farmer's market omelet: eggs filled with fresh roasted zucchini, tomatoes, asparagus, eggplant, and yellow squash tossed with goat cheese. (We didn't have it with the goat cheese). Pretty standard veggie omelet with some more exotic veggies that you don't normally see in an omelet.
- Spinach and mushroom omelet: with fresh spinach, cremini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and a slice of brie. The brie adds an interesting twist to a traditional omelet and literally melts in your mouth. The sun-dried tomatoes also added a nice flavor to the great mix of ingredients.
- Garage Benedict: One of the restaurant's specialty benedicts, the Garage Benedict has lightly poached farm fresh eggs with Nova Scotia smoked salmon, asparagus and homemade hollandaise. ($3 additional to the $16.95 brunch special). This was a favorite dish at Garage, and the salmon was described as "delicately scrumptious". the eggs were very tasty and the whole dish was awesome.
- Garage chicken cobb salad: A standard cobb salad with the nice surprise of having a healthier greens (spinach) mixed into the salad. The applewood bacon was divine and went well with the tarragon ginger dressing. Other dressings are available as well, but the tarragon was delicious. The salad is giant and a great pick if you are looking for more of a lunch-brunch. ($2 additional to the $16.95 brunch special).
The bloodies were not too salty or strong, they had a good spicy kick with a lot of black pepper at the bottom.
The screwdrivers and mimosas were pretty standard.
Coffee is not included in your brunch special.
The band is also in a little corner of the restaurant so it is a bit hard to see them perform from the upstairs seating.
The service was decent, it seemed like our waiter was handling too many tables at once as he didn't give us all that much attention. But he was polite and efficient. Overall, a nice casual atmosphere, great for music enthusiasts or couples who want to experience a unique brunch activity.