- Try an order of biscuits on the side
- Great for fueling up before shopping in Soho!
- The iced coffee comes in a jar
Food/Drinks: The menu at The Dutch is a mix of sweet and savory dishes that have a traditional base (poached eggs, French toast) with a unique twist to intrigue the palette. In addition to a full brunch menu, there is also a rather large oyster selection if that's to your taste.
- Honey butter biscuits - As we sat down, my cousin ordered a side of biscuits for the table - great way to kick off the meal, let me tell you! An order comes with three warm biscuits topped with a honey butter glaze. They are delicious alone but even better with a shmear of jam or butter that comes with the order.
- Cornmeal flapjacks - Very yummy! I like how the traditionally sweet dish had a bit of a savory taste from the cornmeal and the salted butter that comes on the side. Also, the blueberry syrup was such a nice taste in combination with the flapjacks, and I liked that it had whole blueberries mixed in.
- Poached eggs on a biscuit - A cheddar biscuit to be precise, along with thinly sliced ham and chipotle sauce drizzled on top. This dish was a mix of southern comfort and American classic. The eggs had the right amount of gooey yolk in the center that the cheddar biscuits seeped up after breaking the egg (the best part). The saltiness from the prosciutto was a nice complement to the eggy/biscuit combo. A great way to start a Saturday.
- Iced coffee - I've never seen this before... the cold brew comes in a jar, pre-made. It is pretty strong and wasn't bad but didn't have the freshly brewed taste that I prefer. But I certainly recommend trying it ... come on, it's coffee in a jar!
Atmosphere: Pumpkins everywhere! I love the fall and everything that comes along with it, so when I saw the display of pumpkins and gourds throughout the restaurant, I was pretty excited (even though it was a freakishly warm fall day when we went). The simple, understated decor was a perfect fit for this quiet block, but the minimal colors and decorations were clearly thoughtful. The service was good except we received our main dishes almost immediately after we received our appetizer of biscuits, so we felt a bit rushed. Overall a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere at The Dutch.
The Dutch: 131 Sullivan Street, 212.677.6200