Monday, July 9, 2012

Brunch: David Burke Kitchen

Fellow Piggys...can you believe it's already July??? As Piggy KL said in an earlier post, we've been on a bit of a summer break the last couple weeks. And during those last couple weeks, I've eaten A LOT and can't wait to share with you where I've been!

Summer break or not, the one thing I'm always on a hunt for is a great brunch spot without the crazy crowds. I'm an anxious person and last minute brunch plans without any reservations always send me into a tizzy.  However, my recent discovery of David Burke Kitchen have laid the anxiety aside - I've found a fantastic brunch spot with no crazy line! 

Located right above Tribeca, David Burke Kitchen may not be the easiest place to get to but I promise you will love it!  Its a decently large space with an outdoor patio dining area upstairs (if you watch Bethenny, she had lunch on the patio in one of her episodes!).

Inside of David Burke Kitchen

Looking at the menu, there are a lot of items and options to choose from.  Being the Piggy that I am, I decided (along with my other brunching buddies) went with the $29 brunch Prix Fixe which comes with either a starter and entree, or entree and dessert. 

Brunch menu
To start, all brunches are provided with freshly baked popovers served with fresh butter and jams.  I thought they looked nicer than they tasted.  Meh...

Fresh popover with fresh butter and jams
Tray with freshly baked popovers ready for hunger brunchers!
Out of the three brunchers, two of us selected the starter and entree combo.  The first appetizer was the Angry Mussels served with thick garlic toast.  These were tasty and quickly devoured!  The second appetizer was the Pretzel Crab Cake.  Definitely a unique take on the crab cake - covered in pretzel rods and topped with marmalade I enjoyed giving this a go and enjoyed all the different textures of the dish. 

Angry Mussels - tasty tasty
Pretzel Crab Cake - so unique!
For the main brunch event, two ordered the Organic Egg Lobster Scramble (no extra surcharge!!) and I went with the Eggs Benedict.  We were all super surprised at the volume of the lobster scramble - very generous portion and topped with creme fraiche.  What a treat for brunch!  And my Eggs Benedict were just what I needed.  Hit the spot!

Organic Egg Lobster Scramble
Eggs Benedict
And for dessert, brunch buddy got the Sour Cream Apple Pie.  Perfect way to round out brunch! 

Sour Cream Apple Pie
I'd definitely recommend you give the brunch at David Burke Kitchen a try.  I loved the atmosphere and the service was great.  The brunch prix fixe was a great way to try more things on the menu and the portions were pretty generous.  Most importantly, brunch reservations aren't difficult to come by at the last minute.  I hope you get a chance to scope it out! 

Piggy says Yes!

23 Grand Street (corner of Grand and 6th ave)
(212) 201-9119

Thanks for reading - Piggy KK

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