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Brunch at Baker and Banker


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Brunch at Baker and Banker

Absonot | Jul 25, 2011 09:13 AM

Haven’t made it here for dinner yet, but I can tell you the brunch here is pretty amazing. And it’s popular – we weren’t seated for our 12:30 reservations until about 12:50. Luckily it was a lovely day and waiting outside was no issue.

In a flash of brilliance, my three friends and I started by splitting a cinnamon bun and a sticky bun four ways. Both of these pastries are huge, so it was a great way to get a satisfying taste of each without blowing our appetite. Both are amazing, neither too sweet. The cinnamon bun was my favorite – an elegant, fluffy yet slightly chewy bun with a perfect amount of cinnamon icing glaze. Truly wonderful, and I noticed they sell them in the bakery next door.

Entrees: I ordered the house smoked trout, which was served on a potato latke with horseradish cream and pickled beets. It was a dainty, very pretty plate. It wasn’t exactly filling, but I didn’t feel deprived either.

My companions ordered the brisket hash, Tabasco Eggs Benedict, and the burger. I only tried the burger but I was told that the hash was delicious (tip: ask for a side of toast, as it’s a bit stewy). My friend loved the biscuits on the Tabasco Benedict , which were fluffy and flaky, but he was hoping for more Tabasco flavor in the Hollandaise.

The 4505 burger was cooked a perfect medium rare and was very good, although my husband found it a bit too salty. I loved the bite I had, but I’m more of a salt lover. So take that for what’s it is worth.

After having dined at both The Meetinghouse and Quince when it was here, I must say the current décor is my least favorite. It’s very dark and seems too casual for the food. But maybe at night it’s a different vibe. We definitely want to come back for dinner. If I lived in the neighborhood I’d be very happy to have this option for brunch.

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