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I know it has been a while since I write restaurant reviews, but trust me, I’ve been keeping track. The thing is that since I started training, I do a lot more eating at home, and I rarely hit new places. But that being said, in the next few days I’ll be sharing some new businesses I’ve attended, starting with this one.
A friend and I were meeting for sushi, but it turns out that the sushi place would not be opening for another few hours. I tried to push for Bareburger, but she wasn’t interested in eating there. So I reluctantly agreed to try this place out, Jack & Nellie’s. I didn’t have any interest in going there, but I thought back to the person I was, and how unreasonable and difficult I was in the past when it came to eating. I decided that I didn’t want to be that guy, and I forced myself to be open minded about trying this new place.
This place was busy, but not so busy that we couldn’t get a seat right away. We arrived toward the latter part of the brunch hours. The restaurant is cool looking, like your typical bar/restaurant in NYC.
Since they were still doing brunch, I decided to go with a cheddar omelette, and that came with some potatoes, and toast. I also had a side of bacon for good measure. They call it a “slab” of bacon, so I inquired about that, as it sounds terribly unhealthy. It just means that it is a thicker cut, and it only came with 3 half strips. Rather small for something called a “slab.” LOL.
The food was okay, not bad, but not impressive. The server was cool, and the pineapple juice was a waste of calories. Probably Dole or something?
Anyway, as far as brunch goes, this place was okay. There are some places that you hate, and others that you love, then there are places where you are just neutral. This is a place that I feel neutral about.
Would I return? Sure. Would I go out of my way to do so, or am I looking forward to it? Meh, not really. Oh, I will say, the food did not give me a major headache, and that’s always a plus, makes me more likely to return.
Growing Up Bronx