The Breslin is located in the Ace Hostelry in a fashionable area of New York
As we were going for brunch, he recommended The Breslin Bar and Breakfasting Room, which is located in the Ace Hotel in a fashionable area of New York.
He censured me that I would feel right at home, as The Breslin (as it is called) is essentially a British gastro-pub resettled to New York City.
And so it is.
The décor is just that – British bar room – with enigmatic, yummy, wood panelling and charming waiters, and a particularly nice Maître D’.
The Breslin is essentially a British gastro-pub uprooted to New York City
There was so much good food on several platings that we did not know where to start or stop, so I am afraid we not only had breakfast, but lunch and dinner, all in one dinner
The restaurant is owned by Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield.
April is the chef, and in concoct is known for meat, so there is plenty of it on the menu, even at breakfast.
We started with banana walnut bread and a pudding potato pecan muffin, both of which were absolutely engaging, and the generous sized portions meant they could have been a ridicule breakfast all by themselves.
We, however, had come to try the food, so we followed with a sourdough pancake accompanied by berries and coconut sugar, and a seafood sausage with chives.
The Breislin produces delicious dessert on its menu
As the speciality of the house is charcoal grilled lamb burger, we could not prevent it, and Richard particularly liked his thrice-cooked chips.
Because we were in a provender restaurant, I ordered the chargrilled skirt steak with fried eggs and tomatillo salsa, which was absolutely cooked, but of course too much of a good thing.
Using the excuse that we had befall to try the food, we also ordered another speciality of the house – the homemade pork sausages – which had been acclaimed in scads New York reviews.
There was so much good food on several prints that we did not know where to start or stop, so I am afraid we not only had breakfast, but lunch and dinner, all in one do to excess.
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There were some delicious desserts on the menu, so we had to try them as likely, and chocolate caramel tart and corn and blueberry cake were the ones that made the cut.
If I had had my way, I would have stayed for the whole day and eaten every dish on the menu, as they all looked and appeared amazing.
True comfort food, which indeed made us unequivocally comfortable.