I went to Sunday brunch at Broadway Cellars. The beauty of this restaurant is that Saturday and Sunday brunch consists of BMs. That would be bottomless bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas. (Seriously, I’m not that into bodily functions that I need to mention it in a restaurant review. You people are sick.) If you’re not as into brunch as much as I am, they have ½ off wine bottles on Tuesday nights. Getting your drink on has never been this inexpensive!
They also do a lovely quiche of the day (apple and brie the Sunday we went) as well as a daily special.
The room itself is very open with exposed brick and large windows facing Broadway and Magnolia. In the summer, they have a few sidewalk tables. And, they have plenty of hooks and racks for coat hanging during the winter. The space is so large that it never feels overcrowded, even during the press of the brunch rush. For those of you who have children that are allowed to join civilized people for pancakes, the open space and free-flowing alcohol means that Broadway Cellars is a good kid-friendly option.
What We Ate
I went with a largish group, so there were a few orders of homemade corned beef hash with Brussels sprouts. It comes with poached eggs and mustard sauce. The hash itself isn’t the shredded variety, but chunks of corned beef. Other dining choices at our table included steak and eggs (with tomatillo sauce), breakfast pasta carbonara, and the personal trainer (an egg white scramble with sun dried tomatoes, basil and goat cheese). You can replace the cucumber salad with potatoes on the trainer (which I highly recommend as their potatoes are lovely… new potatoes quartered and cooked rather crispy on the outside and mushtastic on the inside). Oh, and pasta for breakfast? Definitely a good idea—especially when the sauce is a creamy, bacony goodness. The dish’s only downfall is that it contains the most evil of all vegetables: peas.
I went with the salmon benny—two poached eggs and smoked salmon over potato pancakes with caper hollandaise. It also comes with a cucumber tomato salad. The cukes are sliced very thin with halved grape tomatoes. The vinegar dressing was a perfect complement to the richness of the hollandaise. Speaking of hollandaise, theirs is a bit lemony with a hint of mustard. It’s a very nicely balanced sauce that made me quiver with happiness. Seriously, I quivered. I’m like that about brunch.
What We Drank
Even though they have bottomless breakfast drinks, we all stuck with coffee and tea. How very adult of us. Coffee is charged by person, but comes out in carafes for the table so there is less of the wait staff hovering over you attempting to refill your mug every 10 seconds.
Location: 5900 N. Broadway. Street parking has never been a problem for me. They are a rare breed of restaurant and take reservations for brunch.