Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wonderful brunch at Stanton Social

Had brunch at Stanton Social this past Sunday. The restaurant itself had a 30-minute wait, so my friend and I sat at the upstairs bar instead. I've been to SS, a trendy, modern restaurant/bar/lounge, at night. It has excellent mixed drinks and a lively atmosphere. At brunch time, it is far more relaxed and comfortable. Perfect for catching up from a last night filled with excess...

The brunch menu itself has great variety, with dishes like an apple-and-brie quesadilla and an egg bruschetta dish. I went for a huevos rancheros dish, which ended up look like three elegantly-presented soft tacos filled with eggs, cheese, black bean spread, and salsa. It was taty though not transcendent. My friend ate the beautiful-looking, if a little small, bruschetta entree. We also ordered doughnuts (really brown doughnut holes), which came out piping fresh and hot, and were rolled in white sugar and served with a caramel dipping sauce. Delicious. I also ordered a refreshing pomegranate-peach bellini.

Service was fine but our server was a little overworked. Prices are pretty reasonable, with entrees costing in the $10 range. It's an easy choice to come here again.

Stars: 4/5

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