Place: Garage Restaurant & Cafe
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, 99 7th Avenue South
The scoop: The restaurant is pretty cozy which is surprising considering the large size of the place. Once you enter the restaurant, you can choose to sit at the bar on the right or opt to sit in the back. We chose to sit in the back because we wanted to watch the jazz band. The back area was set up nicely with a stage for the band, a lower area to dine, and a slightly elevated level with more dining tables. We sat in the elevated level which made me feel as if I were in a mini theatre. Tables are also set up outside the restaurant.
Bottoms up: If you add an additional $6 to your jazz brunch, you get an hour of unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers and bloody Marys. The mimosas were nothing special and lacked alcohol.The waiter was not attentive with refills. I had to ask him several times to fill our glasses and then wait forever for him to come back with our drinks. I tried the bloody Mary, but I won’t comment on the taste as it isn’t my drink of choice.
Chew on this:
Our Famous French Vanilla Bean Soaked French Toast $16.95 / Served with syrup and your choice of homemade macadamia coconut rum butter, sliced fresh bananas and homemade chocolate sauce, or our chef’s cinnamon apple compote
Smoked Nova Scotia Salmon Scrambled Eggs $16.95 / Farm fresh eggs scrambled with Nova Scotia smoked salmon, scallions and cream cheese. Served with your choice of toast
This is the other dish that Geraldine and I split. This dish was very tasty as it had a good combination of egg, salmon and cream cheese chunks. It also came with their brunch potatoes which had a dry taste.
Southwestern Omelet $16.95 / Imported Spanish Chorizo sausage, fresh horseradish, red and green peppers, and Vermont cheddar cheese, folded into farm fresh eggs and served with our brunch potatoes and your choice of toast
Applewood Smoked Bacon $4.00
Bacon makes a brunch complete. The bacon was juicy and perfectly cooked.
The final bite: Although the service was poor, Garage is a decent place to enjoy jazz music and an egg dish.
Reviewed by: Victoria