Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 924 : Brunch at the Atlantic Grill

The Atlantic Grill opened close to two years ago basically around the corner from my house and it took me till now to have stopped in for a meal. Part of the BR Guest group, this seafood centric restaurant has sister locations both on the Upper East Side and in Atlantic City. But back to the Upper West Side outpost for Sunday brunch for the moment.

Packed, slammed, crowded -- whichever way you look at it, it was insanely busy and instead of making the crowds more comfortable with wait times for tables, drinks, and food, the wait staff was buzzing about the room, not able to keep up. The room itself was warm and welcoming and our petite table near what was at one time a sushi bar was completely fine.

The menu was a mixture of brunch staples, lunch classics along with a raw bar and a selection of sushi. I went for a simple classic omelet -- wild mushrooms and goat's milk cheese with egg whites please for me. Served with homemade hash browns -- it was simple and flavorful. Feeling more in a benedict mood, one of my dining companions had their crab cake benedict which is supposed to be fabulous. Maybe you're not in an egg mood --then go for their pumpkin pancakes with homemade cranberry preserve and pumpkin seeds -- Fall in a breakfast dish!

Overall, classic, neighborhoody, simple, straight-forward cuisine.

The Atlantic Grill
49 West 64th Street

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