Sunday Brunch not so good, lots of mistakes in order. I had reservations for Sunday brunch with family. The hostess wasn't very pleasant and kept busily wandering the restaurant, which wasn't even half full. While waiting to be seated, I overheard a few members of the waitstaff bickering obnoxiously about who would serve us - one server said he just wanted to go home so he could "take a bath." Seriously. Finally, they decided what section we should sit in and assigned a server who was very nice and efficient. The problems arose once we got our entrees. There were four of us total and we all got breakfast dishes. One omelet was completely wrong (it was supposed to be just egg whites and cheese, but came full of toppings). The replacement omelet then came out undercooked and runny. Two omelets came without toast. When we requested the missing toast, we were brought cold, untoasted bread! The only dish that was "right" was mine -- however, my toast was significantly burnt and my side of lukewarm Turkey Sausage ($3.50) was inedible. I'm not a restaurant critic, but I do know how to cook breakfast and the sausage was so overcooked and leathery, that I had difficulty cutting it. In addition, the home fries were also overcooked, some too crunchy to even spear with a fork! They looked yummy from afar, and I suspect would have been quite good, had they not been turned into little pebbles. I must say that the omelets themselves were in fact quite good. However, all in all, it was an unsatisfactory experience, totaling $79.30 for four people, not including tip. Who knows, maybe all the problems were on the back end in the kitchen, maybe it was a bad day for brunch, I have no idea. The only person working at the restaurant that I came in contact with who wasn't annoying was Beth, our server. Everyone else seemed catty, chatty and mistake-prone! Flipside: The Caramelized Onion Soup with melted Gruyere cheese was really, really yummy. I'll consider trying Plate for lunch before calling it quits completely.
American bistro offers sleek digs..
Suburban Square gets a dose of Old City urbanity with this glassed-in, banquette-lined brasserie. Most patrons are families and shoppers. Expect contemporary American cuisine: sesame-crusted tuna, chicken fingers and doughnuts. Plate also offers thick flatbread pizzas and deviled eggs with paprika. Try the big--if pricey--salads, tasty roasted tomato soup, or tender beef brisket sandwich. For dessert: Share a youthful peanut butter and jelly bar.
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