Went to Mesa Grill a few years back, and wasn't particularly impressed, but decided to give him another chance and headed for brunch at Bar Americain. Was in such a rush that morning, I forgot to bring my camera! Had to make it work with my blackberry.Love restaurants with open kitchens And the shellfish cocktails: shrimp-tomatillo, crab-coconut and lobster-avocado were delish
But NOT the shrimp and grits with bacon, scallions and garlic (all I tasted was mush and salt)
And certainly NOT Miss Stephanie's biscuits and cream gravy, sausage & scrambled eggs
No disrespect Iron Chef Flay, but even Ronald McDonald can cook up a better breakfast.
Add to that a bloody mary and a mimosa (mandatory, of course), and the bill came out to $94.67. The best thing about our botched brunch? The bread basket. Now that's just wrong!
***Bar Americain: 152 W. 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 nr. 6th Ave.