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Brunch at Banq -- wow, that sucked


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Brunch at Banq -- wow, that sucked

MC Slim JB | Nov 1, 2008 03:39 PM

I've had mostly good luck with dinner at Banq, including an excellent evening meal with a group not too long ago. But my recent brunch experience was painfu: inept service and very sub-par food.

The two biggest insults: an "Indian masala" omelet which the server made a big deal of saying how spicy it was (allegedly containing tomatoes, onions, chilis and cilantro), when what arrived could not be blander: the filling tasted of little more than under-sauteed onions. Really disappointing. Then there were the hash browns: I should know better by now, but it appears that here's another chef who doesn't understand the difference between hash browns and home fries. These were really dull, underseasoned, lukewarm home fries with a heavy dose of grated Pamesan on top. Not even good by home fry standards. Blech.

Cold toast, hard butter. Ordinary bacon. A server who asked one of us for our toast preference and just guessed on the rest. Really absent, slow service in a mostly-empty dining room. A gruesome, expensive meal. (Room still looks pretty by daylight, though.)

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