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Malvern, PA: King Street Grille disappointment

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Malvern, PA: King Street Grille disappointment

nrwayne | Jun 14, 2003 07:53 PM

While visiting the Valley Forge area, we stopped in at the King Street Grille (182 E. Lancaster Avenue, Malvern) for breakfast based on several comments we had read. The welcome was friendly, the place is reasonably attractive, and the menu reads well. Featured items included a Farmer's Omelette (you name it and it's hidden somewhere in the eggs) and Muffin French Toast. We ordered one of each. When it arrived, the Farmer's Omelette looked liked a tostada, so much so that I couldn't believe it was what I had ordered. But it was. Imagine someone dumping ham, bacon, potatoes, and peppers into a skillet followed by eggs and then cheese on top. The net result was about the size of a frisbee with a taste that could also have been a frisbee. I quit after three bites. None of the ostensible ingredients was identifiable. We fared slightly better with the French Toast. That was more easily identifiable. The Canadian bacon that accompanied it, however, was one of the few examples of same that had more fat than lean. With the exception of the French toast, which was fair to good, the rest were essentially inedible. For what it's worth, most of the other patrons appeared to be eating pancakes or french toast. In some earlier incarnation, we had been told, the King Street Grille had earned praise for its breakfast cuisine. One suspects that after the place's first life was completed, its food died as well. Either that or this King Street Grille is attempting to trade on someone's else reputation. Caveat mangeurs!

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