Sunday, December 2, 2012

Public for Brunch

Had a fun Brunch at Public located at 210 Elizabeth Street.
The Menu is simple yet interesting, very tasty and the price is right. $22 will get you an entree, a cocktail, and coffee or tea. They don't take reservations; but if you're flexible and relaxed and get there around 11 you'll only wait about 25 minutes! They have a nice seating area where you can wait for your friends, it's very pleasant.

I ordered the Salad of herby (their spelling not mine) lentils, green beans, avocado, toasted pecans and baby gem with pomegranate molasses and avocado oil vinaigrette and poached eggs on top! This dish was fantastic! Next time though if everyone would agree I'd order it for the table without the eggs on top as it's so delicious it's a great starter to share. Then the Quinoa Hash browns are a must and if you're more than 2 people 2 orders are necessary. And purely by accident I found the delicious recipe for their Quinoa Hash browns on Chow!

My companions ordered the Tea-Smoked Salmon which is superb and the aroma makes your mouth water; grilled chorizo (probably skip this, it's ok but nothing spectacular), Grilled Venison Burger (the cassava chips are the perfect vehicle for the accompanying dipping sauces), and the Fry Up When the food came it didn't look like all that much but in the end we were all very satisfied that we actually skipped dessert. The only oddity was that the tea we ordered wasn't all that great so go for the coffee instead. In some areas the space is tight and I've heard dinner isn't as good but I would definitely go back here for Brunch.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

210 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012