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Brunch at Canteen

Morton the Mousse | Feb 20, 2006 01:14 AM

Brunch at Canteen exceeded all of my expectations. I was a bit bummed that they were sold out of corned beef and hash but was thrilled with my eggs Benedict, and I'm extremely picky about my eggs. Other Hounds weren't exaggerating when they called the Benedict perfect. I sopped up every bit of the creamy egg yolk and Hollondaise. The pancake my table split was incredible. This huge pancake is stuffed with slices of Granny Smith apples and topped with a house made sour cream. I loved contrast of sweet/sour flavor and crisp/soft/creamy texture. We were fighting over the last bites of it.

This place has so much going for it. The food is spot on, the service is great and everything on the Brunch menu is $10 or less. We only waited 25 minutes to have brunch on a Saturday at Noon, and the wait is in a comfortable, warm hotel lobby. I can't help but pity the folks waiting outside in the cold and rain for an hour to eat a brunch half as good for twice the price.

It's only a matter of time before Canteen is impossible to get into. If I lived in the area, I'd be a regular. As it is I will happily make the trek across the bridge a few times a year to eat here. I can't wait to return for dinner.

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