Thursday, May 31, 2012

Brunch at Peels

*** As of January 2014, Peels is closed.

A fellow foodie recommended Peels and I was excited to try a new brunch place that takes reservations! I seem to mention this often in my recent posts, but it really is a rarity that popular New York brunch spots accept reservations.
As much as I loved the decor and big windows in the restaurant, I think I was more into the space than the food...

The beautiful and airy dining room on the second floor. The first floor has a bakery and some seating as well.

Pimento Cheese Steak Sandwich, $14.75: Piedmontese beef, pimento cheese, caramelized onions. This sandwich was huge and served with the most delicious big homemade-looking like crunchy potato chips. 

Farmer's Breakfast, $13.25: Fried eggs, house-smoked bacon, hashbrowns, toast. I'd never seen hashbrowns like this, served in one square piece and not fried all around. Probably a healthier version of the typical brunch hashbrown. 

Biscuit & Gravy, $12.50: Toasted buttermilk biscuit, poached eggs, sausage gravy. The best part about this dish was the biscuit. It was so buttery and flaky. Overall the dish was just okay though. I think next time I'd rather get a different entree (perhaps the shrimp & grits) and order a build-a-biscuit as a side instead.  

When the yolk started dripping out. 

Build-a-Biscuit ($3) -- with bacon (+$2) and scrambled eggs (+$3)

325 Bowery (between Bleecker Street & Bowery Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone number: (646)602-7015

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