Review: Penelope Brunch
This morning we went to Penelope for a nice little Saturday brunch. Typically we can’t get our acts together for brunch until somewhere around 1130-1pm. After an early 9am wake up time we headed to Penelope around 1040am. When we got there we told it would be a 45 minute wait. Their estimates were about accurate and we sat down at 11:30pm.
The price fixe brunch selection was fairly limited about 8-10 choices Including Nutella French Toast, Spinach Pie, a build your own omelet option and pumpkin waffle. I decided on the BBLT (double bacon BLT) with the addition of an egg over easy. My friend went with the Stuffed Nutella French Toast.
The BBLT was more like a regular BLT I didn’t notice any extra bacon. It came with a black pepper mayo and fresh cut skin on French fries. The sandwich was on toasted thick cut sourdough bread. Definitely an enjoyable sandwich and I was a fan of the added egg & bread choice but I don’t know that it was worth the 45 minute wait. The French fries had good flavor but I prefer a crispy fry and these were a little soggy.
The Nutella French Toast on the other hand was phenomenal. I don’t like sweets so I’m not sure I would be able to finish an entire order but the bite I had was melt in your mouth delicious. The French toast is served with a generous portion of fresh fruit (blueberries and strawberries).
We ordered sake bloody marys which were good and made with fresh horse radish (my preference). I didn’t notice a difference between this bloody and regular vodka BMs.
What to expect:
A fairly limited price fix brunch menu
Long wait times
Alternative brunch cocktails (apple cider mimosa, sake Bloody Marys)
Spending about $20/person
Pleasant Waiters & Good service (I liked that we weren’t rushed while trying to decide what to order).
A very well written menu (everything sounds delicious)
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars
(I docked overall rating by .5 stars for long wait times)
What are your favorite weekend brunch spots? Let me know in the comments.--DBlock