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Posted by vyieort on 12/08/2008
Another brunch exploration, another stab at city-born biscuits n' gravy. Egg has been so hypedand it snagged my attentionand I've been wanting to try their brunch for ages. A weekend visit will likely set your morning back an hour or so. When I want brunch I'll wait 15 minutes, give or take, and that's about it. Egg satisfies, and on a Thursday at noon you are sat immediately. (Chalk one up for recent unemployment!) My pal, Bob The Photographer, and I both enjoyed the strong single-serving french presses with their full bodies and strong persona. (I'm getting horny.) We also both ordered the biscuits and gravy. The interior sure makes you focus on your food: white washed walls of a garage, no artwork, a hanging industrial butane heater. Get yer eyes back on the plate, meester. Overall, it was quite good. Not fabulous, spectacular, or anything, but quality and understated, two things I like very much in a staple meal. The biscuits were tasty, the gravy was abundantavoiding the pork-overload so many succumb toand the the eggs were opulent and evidently farm-fresh, showing off their harvest orange color and caramel consistency. I'll definitely be returning. I like straight-forward, grounded, and tasty breakfast meals, and the drive to Wburg from Carroll Gardens is worth the reward. I'll be investigating their dinner menu on my return, too.
Posted by hmm... on 11/23/2008
Great food but the same old crabby waitress is there!
Posted by getoveryourselfwmbrg on 11/15/2008
i can't believe this place even exists. i've been told repeatedly to check egg out, "it's the best breakfast in the city". far from the truth. simply: poor food. poor service. go somewhere else
Posted by ally's dad on 08/18/2008
THIS PLACE IS GREAT! I took my daughter yesterday for breakfest. We drove in and arrived around 9:30am - Sunday. Plenty of spots on the street and very easy to find. You put your name on a board outside and wait. Around 15-20 minutes - but if you arrive later probabably 30 plus. We shared a table with two others and this was no problem. The service is very friendly, accomodating and knows the house well. While there were only three service people and you tend to wait, this causes you to slow down and relax which is probably a good thing. When I said that my daughter wanted both pancakes and french toast, the service person suggested a half order (not on the menu and greatly appreciated as the portions were still large) My cheese grits were the best I've ever had. The meats: bacon, sausage and country ham were superb. Fresh orange juice and french press coff were great. The biscuit and jam a knock out. Did I forget to mention the freebgie sugar doughnut to start - reminded me of Dresens in Easthampton. Can't wait to go back for dinner. Price for all this food (including eggs) was $33 including tax sans tip. We left feeling great. Having sampled too many pseudo (and real) 3-4 star restaurants, with prices to equal a mortgage payment, this is what we truly need - good food, fair prices, nice people.
Posted by bendejo on 07/31/2008
I love this spot, except for the service. The country ham, fig spread and grafton cheddar on a biscuit is a great combo. Roasted tomatoes are great with the omelette or the egg in a toast thing.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2008
after months of wailing about the crowds, i finally managed to get seated (albeit on a weekday morning, and after a 15 minute wait outside) a few weeks ago. well, my friends, this place is well worth the wait. sure, the service is a little slow and spaced out, but the food is fantastic. my recommendation is the grafton cheddar omelette. it is served with a gigantic, perfectly crisp on the outside hashbrown, and deliciously soft and spiced stewed tomatoes. the whole dish is so decadent that i, a professed huge eater, could only finish half of my omelette. i'm going back for dinner - which i've heard is also equally delicious. this is a must-dine spot, but be sure to get there early or you'll be standing outside for hours.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2008
I went to Egg for breakfast at an off hour on a weekday but still had to wait 20 minutes. I can't imagine what the wait at Egg must be like on a weekend, so keep that in mind if you go. The food at Egg is clearly made with quality ingredients - I had a side of ham, which was quite possibly the most flavorful piece of breakfast ham I've ever had, a side of hashbrowns, which had an excellent crunchy/soft texture and just the right amount of salt and finally, the pancakes, which were better than most pancakes in NY (although they were too big and thick to be considered excellent.) Egg committed a (frequently occurring, yet still unpardonable) sin by providing cold, hard butter for the pancakes. How can a place that fusses so much over ingredients give you a hard, unspreadable lump of butter for pancakes? Also, while my waitress was pleasant, another waitress placed my check in front of me mid-meal. No matter how busy or how informal a place, this should never be done. Ever. Also, it appears that Egg has no air conditioning or even decent ventillation. I was there on a brutally hot day and it was as hot inside the restaurant as it was outside. In fact, it was so hot inside, you could've fried an... oh nevermind.