This was our second brunch at the Unconventional Diner. The noise was deafening. They should really add some sound proofing to make it a more tolerable experience. Service was fine.
Double cheeseburger Tomato Chutney | Dijonnaise | Pickles | French Fries
My husband kept saying how great the burger was. The beef patty was flavorful but beyond salty. With the cheese and sauce already being salty, you should not add salt to the beef. You don’t want to measure your blood pressure after this burger!
“Dirty Caesar Soft Egg | Smoked Tomato | Aged Gouda
It was spicy but very tasty. To tame the spiciness, we ate it with fries. The soft egg could have been a little softer. We enjoyed the smoked tomatoes even though it was spicy. The crumbs added a nice crunch.
Primrose is located on a residential neighborhood of Brookland. The restaurant had an interesting decor. I noticed the ratio of staff was high. The food we tried was pretty good. I just wish they had a bigger menu and offered less carb-y items.
Eggs Cocotte Asparagus, mushrooms, truffle butter
I loved every bite of this delicious dish. Very creamy, truffle-y and delicious. They could have offered a more rustic baguette though.
Croque Madame Black Forest ham, béchamel, gruyere, egg
This must be one of the best if not the best Croque Madames we had. Very cheesy and delicious. The ham was very smoky. I asked our waiter about the source but he forgot to come back with an answer. It was so rich that you don’t even need the egg and can just get the Croque Monsieur.
Beet Chocolate Pancakes with Blueberries
I used 1 tsp beet powder, 1 tbs cocoa powder, 1/3 cup chickpea flour , less than 1/3 cup of coconut flour, 1/3 cup almond flour, 1 scoop collagen peptides, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 egg, avocado oil and buttermilk (four pancakes)
Chocolate Pancakes with Basil and Nectarine
1/3 cup buckwheat, 1/3 cup almond flour, less than 1/3 cup coconut flour, 1 scoop collagen peptides, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbs cocoa powder, 1 egg, avocado oil and buttermilk (four pancakes)
This was our second brunch at Ana. Our first experience was much better. The food quality has gone down and our waiter was very unfriendly. The reason I decided to go there again was an Instagram picture of their peach toast. I asked our waiter about it. At first he seemed confused and then mentioned that it was on their dinner menu.
Crab Scrapple poached egg, charred scallions, imperial sauce, side salad
The crab was not the freshest but at least it was enough so you won’t feel cheated. The side salad was good.
Chilaquiles chorizo refried beans, tortilla terrine, eggs, cotija, sour cream
My husband’s dish was more empty carbs than anything else. Basically they fried tortillas with a little bit of chorizo and refried beans. My husband likes to profit the restaurants more than me!
Every time I see one of my relatives in the Tysons Galleria mall she talks about us having lunch at the Lebanese Taverna. I finally gave in. The few mezzes we had were good for the mall but that does not say much! Service was pushy and annoying. Prices were a little high considering the portions.
Baba Ghanoush puréed eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon, pomegranate
It was smoky but way too salty.
Tabouleh parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint, bulgur, lemon dressing
In the height of tomato season, what is up with the pale tomatoes? Where is the bulgur? It was mostly parsley and pale tomatoes and probably 1% bulgur.
Kibbeh stuffed beef/lamb fritters, bulgur, pine nuts, almonds, lebneh
It was a little over fried but tasted fine. The lebneh was better than the kibbeh.
Hommus Special ground beef/lamb, pine nuts
Once again this dish suffered from over salting. It was good otherwise.