Friday, January 25, 2008


I remember really enjoying the breakfasts at Zazie years ago, but not enjoying the long wait. Luckily there was no wait on a Friday morning. I started with the French Onion Soup, which was decent. A heaping of (gruyere?) cheese thick and melted over a baguette slice and beefy onion soup. The soup was full of flavor, but it would've been nice if there was a little less bread inside the bowl. The benedict was as good as I remembered, very lemony hollandaise sauce and thick smokey bacon hit the spot.

Much less satisfying were the ginger pancakes which were extremely thick, heavy and far too moist. Perhaps a little undercooked, but then the thickness was seemed intentional, so I'm not sure. I would definitely not order that again.

My overall impression was positive. The service is friendly, but somewhat slow because they seem a tad understaffed. The room and the back patio are the biggest draws. A very nice environment to enjoy a relaxing brunch though, I would not wait in lines for it. With Boulange de Cole nearby, it's a lot easier to have a backup plan to avoid a line.

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