With the new coffee shops and restaurants popping up all over my neighborhood, Harlem is changing everyday. The Grange Bar & Eatery is a restaurant located on 141st and Amsterdam Ave that I’ve walked by and peaked through the windows everyday for the last two years.
Over the weekend, I finally decided to walk in and try something new. Like many other eateries, brunch is one of The Grange’s busiest times during the weekend. Luckily, my fellow foodie and I only waited about 10 minutes before we were seated. The Grange offers an unlimited brunch option for $35 which includes endless Mimosas, Bellinis, or their signature take on a Bloody Mary.
Filled with exposed brick walls, a plethora of wooden family style seating, and gourds for fall decoration, the scenery of The Grange was very rustic and played to its aesthetic.
With “farm to table” options like pork belly sandwiches, red velvet pancakes, sweet potato waffles, and more; the brunch menu has something for everybody. My friend and I decided on the Amsterdam Rise— a strong drink consisting of Scotch, Ginger, Sage, and Blackberries— before ordering our entree.
After being indecisive for what seemed like forever, I finally decided on the Almond French Toast with honey infused strawberries with a side of eggs and bacon. My best friend ordered the Breakfast Burger which is a fried egg burger topped with swiss cheese on an english muffin.
While waiting for our meal, the sounds of MGMT filled the packed restaurant. Fifteen minutes and two Bellinis later, our food finally arrived.
The french toast was thick and perfectly buttered, but the eggs lacked any seasoning and left me wondering if I needed to start carrying a small bottle of Adobo in my bag. According to my friend, the burger was “Good as fuck,” but the hash browns were really just fried potatoes that weren’t seasoned.
There has to be a happy medium between no seasoning and over seasoning food!
With their really sweet and helpful waitstaff, decor, and price range ( most of the meals cost $13 to $16 which is not bad when you want to treat yourself), I’d give The Grange another shot.
If you’re a fake foodie like me, love an unlimited brunch, or just want to try something new, go to The Grange!