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Watercolor Cafe, Larchmont -- report

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Watercolor Cafe, Larchmont -- report

Cliff | Jun 9, 2003 01:40 PM

In our neverending quest for a decent weekend breakfast/brunch, we tried this bright little place on Boston Post Rd. in Larchmont yesterday. Two weeks ago we had dinner there, and while not memorable, the food was judged to be decent all around -- my rack of lamb was cooked perfectly, and others seemed to have no complaints. Brunch, however, is another story. The complete package ranges from $15.95 to 17.95, depending on your choice from the menu. The waitress was cheery, and emphatic about her opinion that everything on the menu is "fabulous" and practically keeps her up nights thinking about the food. The bread basket was fresh, but the chocolate-cherry bread lacked moisture and density. Each meal is accompanied by a choice of either fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice and an alcoholic beverage of choice -- we skipped the latter. My eggs Benedict were pedestrian, with hollandaise lacking any hint of lemon (possibly made from a powdered mix), and accompanied by a sort of a semi-mashed hash brown concoction that had been sitting around too long in the kitchen. My wife's bell pepper, onion and tomato frittata was overcooked, and had no discernable seasoning -- you could do much better at home with about five minutes' work. A request for tea brought Salada, a brand I hadn't even seen in about twenty years (at least it wasn't Lipton's). All in all, diner food at premium prices (even the burger is $15.95).

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