Bottom line: Generous brunch special + so-so service = good place for a relaxing, long brunch.
Food/Drink: In addition to a full brunch menu, there are two options for a special deal: for $14.95, treat yourself to a coffee or tea, an OJ, mimosa, sangria, or bellini, and a generously-sized entree. For just $10 more, at $25, enjoy 5 drinks with your brunch. Overall the food was very good, and I like that a healthy green salad or side of fresh fruit came with all of our entrees.
- Spinach, mushroom & mozzarella
- Mushroom, red pepper, mozzarella
The eggs benedict wasn't quite as popular. The ham came as thin deli-like slices, which wasn't bad, but the flavor of the dish overall was uninspiring and a bit bland.
The huevos rancheros was a winner, the black beans cooked to perfection and a perfect platter of ingredients. The dish wasn't spicy, but was very flavorful - especially with the avocado on top.
The restaurant was out of steak for steak and eggs so they substituted with ham and eggs which was a relatively simple dish of scrambled eggs alongside thinly sliced ham. A simple, yet tasty dish.
And finally, the mixed berry French toast which came with a side of all kinds of fruit - not just berries. The French toast was very good, perfectly moist, and complemented by the excellent fresh fruit. The fruit was a mix of blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon and more.
The sangria was basically white wine on ice with a few strawberries inside (that didn't even appear fully ripe). When sipped, you couldn't even taste the fruit, it just tasted like white wine.
The bellini was also not a winner, as it came out room temperature, too warm to be refreshing.
The mimosa was the clear winner of the cocktails, everyone who had one enjoyed it thoroughly, so that is definitely our recommendation.
The AC was either not on or not working, as we were all melting during the meal. Also, the service was less than great. Aside from the restaurant not having our reservation (which was made a week prior via Opentable), the one waitress was taking care of the whole restaurant, kept forgetting to bring our beverages, and had an overall attitude of being overworked and ambivalent towards our dining experience.. not a great combo.
Overall, we enjoyed the brunch food and the decor of the restaurant. The drinks and service could be improved. But with a generous $15 brunch special, this is a solid spot to check out.