Monday, November 9, 2009

Bar Ameri-can't

Every Sunday night, I fall asleep to "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" on the Food Network. Puffy tacos, green chile burgers, and even Asian dumplings, is there anything he can't do? Well apparently, YES.

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.


  1. Phew, you just saved me a trip and money in my wallet. Great advice in these troubling times.

  2. well, at least they look nice at these photos! i am hungry now, so i wouls not mind of eating this.... yammy!

  3. Food looks yummy!!!