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Guiseppe's Market - Weekend Brunch


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Guiseppe's Market - Weekend Brunch

TSAW | Oct 19, 2010 11:36 AM

It seems Guiseppe's Market offers a brunch on weekends now (maybe that's old news - I'm not sure). I gave it a try finally, and it was actually very tasty. The 'brunch' menu was mostly egg benny variations with 3 or 4 other items. I had a croissant with egg/cheese/prosciutto ($12) served with tender roasted baby potatoes. Hot Date had the frittata ($12), served in a cute small cast iron pan, also with baby potatoes. Our friends each had one of their pizzas, which I love, especially for $11. The food was very fresh and prepared well. We followed with cappuccinos (which were cold and really unimpressive) and desserts - carrot cake was FANTASTIC! as was the chocolate ganache cake.

My only major complaint about this place, is that their service situation is messed up. One poor girl is running the till, making fancy coffees, taking orders, serving and busing tables. They were quite busy, so service was slow. The Chef would actually bring dishes out, see she was busy at the till, and set them on a side board and walk off. So helpful..NOT. I felt bad for her, that she was having difficulty doing the job of three. I don't get this place at all… Are they a sit-down service place, or a serve yourself place? I don't think they even know. Our waitress would take our order if we ordered off the brunch menu, or got a pizza. But if you wanted deli, Panini, or hot Italian specials you had to serve yourself and pay separately. WTH? When we wanted dessert we also had to go up to the front and pick something from the cabinet. Other than weekday lunch, they really should go full on sit-down restaurant, not this weird half and half thing, with inadequate service.

I'm going to try to believe that someone 'called in sick' and try it again.

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