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Brunch discovery!

JessicaSophia | Jul 25, 2005 04:32 PM

We're always looking for a decent brunch spot in the neighborhood (Prospect Heights/Park Slope) and on Sunday we hit the jackpot!

I'd heard good things about Tavern on Dean (Dean/Underhill), and brunch there confirmed it. We ate in their "garden," which is actully more of a big room that has a tented roof with ceiling fans and glass doors that were open to the breeze. It did feel like it was outside because of all the vines and plants right outside the glass doors. Inside is nice too, there's seating in a front room at the bar or at tables, and there's also a separate dining room.

Anyway, the brunch is an excellent deal. $12 buys you a delicious bread basket heaped with croissants and mini-muffins, with glass pots of jam and marmalade, as well as coffee, a breakfast drink (mimosas, screwdrivers, champagne, bloody mary or a half-pint of beer) and your choice of entree. My fiance had an eggs benedict version with smoked trout and crab on english muffins. His only complaint was that the hollandaise sauce was a little skimpy. I had a special, eggs scrambled with smoked salmon, chives and cream cheese, which were fluffy, delicious, and generous with the salmon. The entrees came with a little fruit cup and potatoes roasted or sauteed with red peppers and onions.

It was one of the best brunches I've had yet in the neighborhood, between the price, the atmosphere and the quality and plentifulness of the food.

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