Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Well Fed: The Odeon

I'm finally getting around to posting some thoughts from our recent family trip to NYC. I had these written up long ago, but hadn't been able to upload the photos from the camera until now.

A good friend of mine has mentioned The Odeon on almost every trip to NYC and since we were staying at the very apartment she usually stays at, I had to give it a try. We went for an early Sunday brunch on the most perfect-October-weather day. Indy was in good spirits, which made it even more perfect.

Though our waitstaff seemed to have partied a little too hard the night before and therefore were Zombie-like during our meal, they were polite and made sure my decaf coffee stayed full.

E ordered the croque monsieur, which was very good, but really small. Definitely not sizable enough for any full-grown human, especially at $16. I had the lemon ricotta and poppy seed pancakes, which were delicious! Even Indy approved. The citrus maple syrup and accompanying berries completed the tasty 'cakes, though I did think there would be a bit more than just 3 pancakes on the plate...Maybe a side or something? I think they were around $14.

Over all, I liked The Odeon, but wasn't blown away. I guess I've been spoiled with the prix fixe brunches in Brooklyn that are always so big, so scrumptious and include an *adult* beverage of our choice.

Where's your favorite brunch spot? What dish do you usually order?

5 comments:

Faiza November 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

mmmm now i am hungry...

i've loved having breakfast at the purity diner in park slope, brooklyn. i'm an over easy eggs, hasbrown and toast kinda girl and i love their all day brekkies. the atmosphere there is great too. a real working class, neighbourhood, proud to be a new yorker kind of vibe going on. i like it!

in toronto, i love going to over easy on yonge street and getting a two egg classic breakfast with toast, hashbrowns or homefries, and tomato for $6! i also love how clean and bright it is with it's super high ceilings. when aneez comes home this summer, we'll be having breakfast there before heading out to see the jays. :)

bklyn76 November 3, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

we visited purity diner for the first time on this trip back as well! the food and service were great!

Faiza November 3, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

i love that you were there! for some reason, that puts a huge smile on my face.

i have some great memories of the purity diner.

mark, karim, aneez and i were there the night barack accepted the democratic party nomination. we watched a bit of it on the tvs there.

:)

Nooreen November 4, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

yay odeon! its too bad we couldnt go together...one day!

Faiza..i totally second your comments on over easy. I used to work in that area and had lunch there regularly..delish and affordable :)

bklyn76 November 4, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

wow, it's been a year since Barack Obama won the election! it feels like he's always been president, yet i remember that night so vividly.

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