By Lori Bosworth
Family Day weekend meant getting together with my family to go out for brunch. Because we live close to the Beaches, we decided to check out the Green Eggplant Mediterranean Grill, which offers a wide variety on their menu. Considering that it was Sunday at just after 12:30 p.m. of the long weekend, we expected the restaurant to be busy – and it was. We were told there would be a 10-15 minute wait, which was fine with us.
We were seated within eight minutes on the upper level towards the back and quickly given menus by our server, as well as coffee.
We perused the menu and were pleased to find items such as classic breakfast, eggs benedict, omelettes, sandwiches, salads, pastas and stir-fries. In addition, you can order your omelette to be made with egg whites for an additional cost and you can also order gluten free bread for an additional cost. Our server returned within a few minutes to take our orders.
While we waited for our food, we watched one of several HDTVs broadcasting events from the Winter Olympics. Booths were filled with families with young and older children. Be forewarned that the noise level is high, compounded by a lot of crashing of pans by the kitchen staff.
Our food arrived ten minutes later and we all agreed that it was sufficiently hot. Two members of our party ordered the Sunrise Breakfast, $11.99, while one member ordered the Egg, Spinach and Feta Omelette, $12.99. I ordered the Three Mushroom Eggs Benedict, $13.99.
My Three Mushroom Eggs Benedict was really good. The Hollandaise sauce was rich and creamy while my eggs were perfectly poached. The baby spinach was fresh and there was a good portion of sauteed mushrooms. I loved the tasty potato pancakes, which were crisp without being greasy. My side green salad was fresh, if not original.
The Sunrise Breakfast is a generous meal with three eggs, bacon, sausage, potato pancakes, choice of multigrain or challah toast and green salad. One of our party members ordered it with fried eggs and another ordered it with scrambled eggs. Both were very pleased with their meals.
The Egg White Spinach and Feta Omelette was served with baby spinach, feta cheese, plum tomatoes, potato pancakes, green salad and multigrain or challah bread. The member in our party who ordered the omelette really enjoyed his meal, but he would have preferred the challah bread to be more toasted.
We all agreed that our meals were fresh, tasty and offered great value and we would definitely return to Green Eggplant Mediterranean Grill. If you don’t mind a bustling atmosphere, why not check it out yourself next time you’re in the Beaches?