Sunday, January 26, 2014

blvd Nashville TN

blvd Nashville TN Brunch

11 AM to 5 PM Sunday Only

2013 Belmont Blvd 
Nashville TN 37212


Bus Route - Map

1/2 Price bottles of wine on Sunday! You can take wine to go in Tennessee.

BLVD Nashville Brunch Menu

BLVD BRUNCH

Soup of the day  7
Mediterranean Wedge  8
Fontina Fondue  7
Chicken Tenders  6
Lamb Meatballs  9

SANDWICHES

served with choice of side
Chicken Salad Melt  9
Croissant, Cheddar, Tomato
Herbs de Provence
Croque Madame  9
Ham, Swiss, Apricot Mustard
Sourdough Bread, Farm Egg
 Crab Cake Po' Boy  13
Smoked Slaw, Remoulade
Mustard Seed, English Muffin
BLVD Burger  11
House Bacon, Caramelized Onion
Swiss, Aioli, Tomato Confit
Pretzel Bun (Farm Egg +2)

SIDES

Potato Chips, Potato Salad
Smoked Slaw, Feta Mac Salad
Kale Tabouli, Mashed Parsnips

Le French Fries
Hickory Salt & Pepper  5
Habanero  6 / Pesto  7 / Curry  5
Herbs de Provence  6
Truffle Oil & Chives  6

PLATES

Maple Waffle 11
Bacon, Cinnamon Apples, Walnuts
Berry Jam, Vanilla Butter
Local Feta Omelet 12
Tomato, Potato, Wild Greens
Herbs de Provence
Quinoa Cassoulet 13
Market Vegetables. Marconas, Farm Eggs
Shrimp n’ Grits 14
Tempura, Asparagus. Tomato Bacon Ragu
Tabasco Butter Gastrique
Lamb Sausage Skillet 15
Farm Eggs, Local Chevre. Chimichurri, Potato Hash

A LA CARTE

Croissant w/ Butter & Jam  4
House Bacon  4  |  English Muffin  3
Two Eggs  4


concept by Arnold Myint
Chef de Cuisine Francesco Vito

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Stone Fox Nashville TN

The Stone Fox
712 51st Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 953-1811


Great place if you have Vegan or Gluten Free people in your party but also the place isn't afraid of bacon or any meat you want.  Get surprised with weekly brunch specials or just call them and find out what they are.

Summary: Bar / Restuarant / Live music venue?  NO!!!  It's a hipsters breakfast.  Enjoy.
#besthipsterbrunch

Country Ham Omelette 

A perfect omelette in my book.  Lots of cheese and the salad on the side is a nice light side.  Dressing is awesome.


The Stone Fox Nashville TN Brunch Menu


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Josephine Nashville TN



Josephine
2316 12th Ave. South
Nashville,TN 37204
615-292-7766

http://www.josephineon12th.com

Brunch Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 3:00

Bus Line - 12 South Bus #17

Overall: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 5/5
Value: 2/5

Comments: Go for dinner, but brunch... not so much.

Meals Reviewed:

Candied Carrot Soup - sweet and warm cooked carrot taste with brown sugar.  Wonderful but not a brunch item for me.



Caramelized Union Tart - This is a wonderful flat bread.  I was expecting something of the mini pie crust variety.  Again it was quite nice but what I would call lunch, not brunch.


Eggs Benedict - was the worst combination of flavors on an Eggs Benedict I've had in Nashville.  It was prepared fine but the tastes didn't go well together.  It has a brown butter Hollandaise sauce but it doesn't go with the ham and in general I don't think tasted balanced.  The menu said Country Ham but I'm almost certain it was Prosciutto. 


Crispy Pretzel Toast: This is what I'd call a pretzel doughnut.  It is fried and really isn't all that great.  Kind of like French Toast but too dense.  Also, I thought there would be a play on salt and sweet with the maple syrup but there was none.  It just wasn't that appealing to me and felt very much extra fried and overwhelming.  You couldn't tell it was anything to do with a pretzel. Some food looks bad when photographed, but this is exactly what it looks like.





Drinks: Bloody Mary - it was good but very strong with Horseradish.  I liked it but some might find it overpowering.


Josephine Nashville Brunch Bloody Mary



Service: 5/5
We ate at the bar and had fantastic service.  Food came out timely and was evenly spaced.  I've eaten there many times for dinner also and service at the bar as always been extremely good.

Price / Value: 2/5
This is what I'd call an expensive lunch.

Pros: A different take on the brunch menu and quite frankly is more of lunch with a few brunch items.  Not my favorite and more of a non-brunch brunch menu if there is such a thing.  Who knows some may love it but I still want my brunch to clearly be brunch.

Cons: This is lunch not really much of what I'd call traditional brunch.  Unfortunately I'm not a fan of their take on brunch.  Their dinner is outstanding and I'd probably recommend that instead.

Overall Summary: 2/5
Great service, good drinks but not a typical brunch and maybe not even good at all.

Josephine Nashville Brunch Menu: 
Josphine Nashville Brunch Menu


Monday, September 5, 2011

Tavern Brunch Nashville TN



Tavern
(615) 320-8580
Tavern Website http://mstreetnashville.com/tavern
Hours: Saturday and Sunday Brunch Nashville ? to 3pm
1904 Broadway
Nashville TN 37203


Bus Route - Google Transit


When going to brunch in Nashville, don't estimate the power of a great cocktail menu and 2 for 1 drink specials (Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's / Bellinis) at Tavern on Sunday. That sounds appealing for those of us who will enjoy two cocktails for brunch, then tack on cheese biscuits, peanut butter pretzel pancakes, red velvet waffles and fried oysters over a scrambled eggs with smoked thick cut bacon mixed in, welcome to Tavern brunch in Nashville.


If you like eating brunch at the bar, then Tavern is your best bet in town.


Drinks:
Full bar and two for one specials on Sunday (Saturday brunch does not have 2 for 1). Many specialty cocktails for brunch take a look at the full Tavern Nashville Menu below.  Did mention they have two for one drinks on Sunday (has to be the bruch libations menu)?

Meals Reviewed:

Red Velvet Waffles - Very moist and delicious.  Comes with a side of cream cheese icing for dipping.


Eggs Benedict #2 (smoked Salmon) - Awesome Twist on a classic, if you like smoked Salmon.


Eggs Benedict #3 (regular) - I substituted smoked bacon for Canadian Bacon.  Their bacon is amazing and their Eggs Benedict is good but not the best in town.


Peanut Butter Pretzel Pancakes - Fantastic concept and a very beautiful presentation, but I felt they were just way too sweet.




Nooner - Scrambled Eggs with bacon, Fried Oysters and White Trash Potato Hash - This is a great dish.  Perfectly fried oysters, spicy sour cream and eggs.




Some pictures of other dishes:



Service:
Our server on Sunday was Logan and he did a fantastic job keeping up with everyone and had a great attitude.  A tip I would add is to be sure and be vocal as the bar is long and there was only one bartender.  Again he did a great job though.

Price / Value:
It is a bit more expensive than plain old breakfast, but hey, this is not a plain old breakfast.  They have less expensive and simple items on the menu if you don't want the fancy stuff.

Pros: 2 for 1 drinks specials. Fantastic menu of mixing traditional brunch with some twists to change it up a bit.  If you live in Mid-Town, Belmont, Hillsboro Village, Downtown or Green Hills you have the ability to walk and ride the bus is great on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon for brunch. Great place to watch football.  Plenty of TV's and audio of the game.

Cons: Their Hollandaise sauce is thick like a pudding.  It tastes good but is thick.  I think they use a thickener to keep it from separating.  Also, the food could be considered a little pricey.  The menu is included so judge for yourself.

Summary:
Elegant brunch and creative tasty dishes.  Great place to watch the game and 2 for 1 Bloody Marys and Champagne.


Tavern Nashville Menu: 







Saturday, July 23, 2011

Garden Brunch Cafe Nashville TN



Garden Brunch Cafe
(615) 891-1217
www.gardenbrunchcafe.com
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch Nashville 9am to 2pm
924 Jefferson
Nashville TN 37208


Bus Route - Google Transit


Time for something off the beaten path! I thought as I headed to Jefferson street to eat brunch at the Garden Brunch Cafe.  The restaurant is set inside a house that is very comfortable and welcoming.  It's a spot most don't know about as I've come to find out after raving about it to a few friends of mine.  This August 2011 they are going to do a special dinner booking every Thursday with live Jazz and a multi-course dinner.  For now though they are a "Brunch Only" establishment.


Drinks:
Wine and Champagne only. 5 different specialty Mimosa's. Fruit Tea. Ginger Tea.  Specialty Brazilian Coffee with flavors.  See menu pictures below for more details. 


Meals Reviewed:
Banana Foster Pancakes - OMG!  this is amazing.  Like really, really amazing.  These pancakes are the best pancakes I've had in a long time.  Banana Foster topping, walnuts with a warm buttery syrup and real whip cream.  AMAZING!  Wait...  did I say amazing?


German Town West Benny - This is their own take on Eggs Benedict.  It has smoked salmon and spinach.  I ordered a side of their potatoes which were very delicious and had their own original spice blend peppered on them.  This is fun if you way to change it up from the traditional Eggs Benedict. Plating was beautiful and quite elegant.


Service:
The server was very attentive, available when I needed him and extremely welcoming.

Price / Value:
It is a bit more expensive than plain old breakfast, but hey, this is not a plain old breakfast.  They have less expensive and simple items on the menu if you don't want the fancy stuff.

Pros: Cozy atmosphere in the house.  Very tasty and uniquely prepared selections.

Cons: I've heard on Sunday's it can get very crowded.  I arrived Saturday at 1:00 and there wasn't any wait.

Summary:

Elegant brunch and creative tasty dishes.  Pro Tip: you can order a side of any of their specialty pancakes if you want to sample more than one dish.  Get the Banana Foster Pancakes they are fantastic.

Text of Garden Bunch Cafe Menu 7/2011:

OMELETTES

We use the freshest vegetables and herbs for all of our omelettes. Each is served with whole wheat toast and potatoes or grits.

Spinach Omelette 10.49
Organic spinach, tomatoes, caramelized onions and feta cheese

Garden Omelette 9.49
Tomatoes, broccoli, caramelized onions, mushrooms and cheddar cheese

Ham and Cheese Omelette 9.99
Cubed Turkey ham lightly Grilled and Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Fiesta Omelette 10.99
Turkey sausage, green peppers, cheddar, onions, and jalapeno peppers. Spicy!

Meat Lovers Omelette 11.99
Turkey ham, turkey sausage, and turkey bacon with cheddar. (Make it a Texas omelette for 2.00 more)
PANCAKES PLEASE!

All pancakes served with two eggs and a side of Turkey Sausage or Turkey Bacon


Banana Foster Pancakes 12.99
A stack of pancakes covered with sautéed caramelized bananas and walnut
in a rich buttery sauce, topped with whipped cream. You’ll say ‘Wow’!

Very Berry Pancakes (Strawberry or Blueberry) 11.49
Our original pancakes filled with fresh berries of your choice and topped with whipped cream!

Peach Pancakes 11.49
New for summer! Our original pancakes topped with peaches and whipped cream.
You’ll think peach cobbler!

Original Pancakes 9.99
Sometimes simple is better.
LET’S TOAST!

French Toast 12.99
We start with eggs, milk and cinnamon, then we add a secret touch that adds a unique and memorable experience.
Served with a side of turkey bacon or turkey sausage.


BENEDICT WHO?

Germantown West Benny 12.99
A house specialty! Two sunny side up eggs, topped with smoked salmon, sautéed organic spinach
cherry tomatoes, onions, homemade hollandaise sauce and capers on an English muffin. You’ll love it!

Jefferson Street Benny 10.99
English muffin topped with two over medium eggs, turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, and hollandaise sauce. To die for!

MORE GOOD STUFF!
SPECIALTIES 

Steak and Eggs 16.99

Our Steaks are marinated in the finest of seasonings and seared on the grill with caramelized onions.
Served with two eggs, sautéed potatoes, and a short stack of pancakes).

Fish and Grits (Grilled or Blackened) 13.99
If you like it spicy, you’ll love the Cajon seasonings on the blackened version . Served with creamy cheddar grits and eggs.

Seared Salmon Filet 14.99
If you’re looking for a ‘not too heavy’ dish, or just love salmon, you’ll love this one. We lightly season this salmon
and top it with our honey mustard glaze. Served with asparagus and veggie pasta salad.


SALADS

Salmon Salad 13.99
Grilled salmon on a bed of organic mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and red onions.
Served with our own Honey Dijon mustard dressing.

Grilled Chicken and Apple Salad 11.99 
Grilled chicken on a bed of organic mixed greens, tossed with apples, feta cheese, craisins and pecans.
Served with our own olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Chefs Salad 10.99
Smoked turkey and turkey ham tossed with organic mixed greens, cherry tomatoes,
hardboiled egg, cheddar cheese and croutons. Served with ranch dressing.

The Garden Salad 9.99
Organic mixed greens, fresh organic spinach, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, topped with carrots. Served with dressing of your choice.

SANDWICHES

Breakfast Sandwich 7.99

Egg, cheese, bacon, ham or sausage, served on a Panini toasted croissant with a choice of grits or potatoes
.
The Panini (Turkey or Chicken) 8.99
Deli turkey breast, cheddar cheese, sautéed onions and peppers, and honey Dijon mustard
on a Panini toasted croissant. Served with our veggie pasta salad.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich 9.99
Sliced grilled barbeque chicken breast, sautéed onions, pickles, on our gourmet wheat bun.

BACK TO THE BASICS

Salmon cakes 10.99

An old favorite. Served with two eggs, grits or potatoes, and toast.

Original Breakfast 8.99
Two eggs, two pieces of sausage or bacon, grits or potatoes, and toast.

Mom’s Oatmeal 6.99
Warm and creamy oatmeal served with a side of fresh fruit or apple sauce and toast



SIDE ITEMS

Two sausages or two bacon strips 3.99 

Bowl of grits 2.99 
Two Original pancakes 4.99 
Two Specialty pancakes 5.49
Two eggs 3.99
Side of potatoes 2.99 
Toast 1.49

Cup of Fruit 2.99

Top of text below in image is - Mimosa: 
Martinelli (Sparking Apple Cider)
Poinsettia (Cranberry)
Tropicana (Pinapple)
Classic (OJ)
Fauxmosa - Nonalcoholic


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Saturday, March 26, 2011

SkyBlue Cafe Brunch East Nashville

Sunday Brunch Nashville

Breakfast / Brunch
Hours: 7 days a week 8am to 3pm
700 Fatherland
East Nashville TN 37206
Bus Route - Map

SkyBlue is small and cozy and has a nice warm local feel.  They have plenty of children's books and coloring books for kids if you wanted to bring some with you.  The food is good and has a nice blend of traditional meals and some that are more adventurous.


Drinks:
Coffee Bar.  No alcohol.

Meals Reviewed:
Eggs Benedict - The eggs were perfectly poached, the English muffins were toasted and had just enough crunch along with being soft, I substituted regular bacon for Canadian bacon and it was also perfectly cooked.  I didn't really care for their Hollandaise sauce, it was more like a Hollandaise pudding.  It was extremely thick but it did taste good.

Coffee - Their "bold" roast was delicious and it was served in tall mug you would get at home which added to the cozy atmosphere.

Service:
The service was very good and everyone there has a good attitude.

Price / Value:
Not the cheapest but not most expensive.  Good value for the quality.

Pros: Great food.  Local feel and cozy. Kid friendly.

Cons: Since it is small you might have trouble getting a table if your party is large and they are busy. 2 to 4 people shouldn't be a problem.

Summary:

A great place to order brunch off the menu and has a very cozy cafe atmosphere.

Check out a PDF of their menu here: www.skybluecoffee.com/SkyBlueMenu.pdf

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cheesecake Factory Brunch Nashville TN

Sunday Brunch Nashville
Brunch 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sundays only.
Eggs and Omelettes served all day / any day.

Green Hills Mall 2133 Green Hills Village Drive Nashville TN 37215 - Map Bus Route

At first, I thought that the Cheesecake Factory would not be a place for brunch.  As I began remembering the fresh ingredients they use and the fact that I like the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and lunch, brunch was starting to sound very tasty.  So I decided to give them a shot.

I've sampled brunch there twice and it was very good.  Everything you order at Cheesecake is fresh.  I've always noticed that their food just tastes better and I attribute this to them making everything from scratch and always keeping fresh ingredients on hand.

Something to consider for all breakfast lovers out there, Cheesecake serves eggs and omelettes ALL DAY.  So if you are in the mood for breakfast and want a different spot than your normal run of the mill or you can't make it there for the brunch menu which ends at 2:00, Cheesecake will not disappoint for breakfast.

Service:
We ate at the bar and as usual the bartenders are very exceptional. My server's name was Rouse (rhymes with mouse). In my opinion, I think you get better service at the bar than a table.  I've noticed that people genuinely like working at the Cheesecake Factory and it shows.  The bar is also a great choice for a cocktail outside of brunch.  You never think of Cheesecake for the bar, but the service is always great and if you are taking a female they have all kind of fruti-tooti drinks they whip up with fresh juices.

Drinks:
Mimosa - it was awesome.  They put a fresh strawberry on the glass, good to know if you are into that sort of thing.

Meals Reviewed:

California Omelette (served all day everyday) - If you like cheese and avocado you are probably going to love this thing.  As always with Cheesecake, the portions are hugetastic.  If you are going with someone who likes sharing a dish, splitting anything there is always a good choice.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - This dish is amazingly good and impressive.  Extremely moist and almost like a lemon dessert cake.

Eggs Benedict - You can get your eggs Benedict two ways, one with the traditional ham and Hollandaise and/or you can add fresh spinach, bacon and grilled tomato.  I added the extra stuff.  It was oustanding and the spinach was a very tasty and healthy addition.  If you don't like spinach, go traditional.  My advice would to to switch the ham to bacon on the traditional. I like my eggs Benedict with bacon instead of ham.

Price / Value:
No dollars figures.  I'll have to keep track of this next time I go.  I'm going to say a good value if you split a meal, if you don't then it is going to be a bit pricey especially if you add on adult beverages.

Cons:
Parking sucks. Valet or park near Ruby Tuesdays and walk.  Or... if you live anywhere on 21st Ave, Broadway or Hillsboro Pike, take the bus.  It runs every hour on Saturday and is scheduled to arrive at Cheesecake at 47 after.  Wait for a table can be a bit extreme.  Shoot for the bar.

Time / Location: Brunch 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sundays only.  Eggs and Omelettes served all day / any day. Green Hills Mall 2133 Green Hills Village Drive Nashville TN 37215

Summary:
Thumbs up.  Downsides are the parking and potential wait for a table or the bar.  Service is great.  The food is awesome and very fresh tasting.  You can do traditional brunch food or try some new flavors.  Portions are huge, so sharing a dish is an option.  Can be a little pricey but you skip the alcohol and split a dish, it is a good value.
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