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wildly overrated brunch at the Blue Room

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wildly overrated brunch at the Blue Room

Alexandra | Mar 2, 2003 04:18 PM

We were invited to a birthday brunch in the Blue Room. The party was fun, and the situaion for th gathering was terrific. There is a small area behind the bar to the left, in which a big square set of tables were set up in a way to have about 25 people seated. It was a quiet and pleasant space. Sevice was fair. That was the good news.

The brunch buffet was barely mediocre. It was like a steam table without the steam. There was only a little available, even when they replenished the plates, and none of it was warm enough. They had various meats (chewy!) and ribs, some kind of hash brown potatoes and a baked vegetable egg frittata. I didn't see any bread baskets there, although there was one on the dessert table. One bowl of roast beets, one bowl of mesclun, and one bowl of soupy lentils comprised the vegetables.

The desserts were only ok. There was some sliced melon, and some biscotti, a rice salad and apple tart, which was really just baked slice apples. Maybe a few other choices and cakes, but I didn't taste them.

Nothing was interesting or extraordinary, here or for brunch. And the room temperature of all the food, even those supposed to be hot, was really unappealing.

I know that some of my fellow posters have raved about the Blue Room, sorry, but i found it terribly disappointing. It felt like they were costing on their reputation from the past.
Alexandra

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