I know I said I’d only blog about the really good restaurants, but sometimes there are good concepts that don’t go quite as I think the chefs meant. I think that’s what happened with Left Bank breakfasts.
Before I get to the food, I wanted to bring up that the chairs (not the booths) are just slightly too high for the tables. So it makes eating just slightly awkward.
Anyway, I went with a friend for breakfast one morning and ordered the Eggs Norwegian. I chose the poached eggs (am into that style right now) and it was sitting on top of a toasted English muffin, smoked salmon, spinach, and chive hollandaise. Sounds really yummy right? All really tasty components and healthy (minus the hollandaise)! Good concept!
Now I’m not much of a hollandaise fan but my friend that I went with, she knows hollandaise. So I ordered it on the side so she could tell me how it rated.
Apparently, it was just so-so. And that’s how I’d explain my breakfast. There was perhaps 3 TBSP of potatoes on the side — it was a bit of a sad looking plate. Plus, one of the eggs was not poached, but hard (the yolk never broke). Everything was also cold.
Interior is fun though and would be a great spot to grab drinks with friends, just not breakfast (especially since there are so many other great places in the area!). It’s a wide open bar/restaurant and would be a spectacular spot on a beautiful weather day when their floor-to-ceiling windows are open.
BTW, they also have some good happy hour offerings. Daily happy hours until 7 PM with $4 beers and $5 rails. Mondays are half-priced red and white wines; Tues & Wed are Smirnoff & Flavors night with mixed drinks going for $5 and martinis for $6; Thursdays are martini madness with half-priced Left Bank specialty drinks until 8 PM. Sat and Sun starting at 10 are $9 Moet Chandon Mimosas.
- Hours: Brunch Sat 10 AM-4 PM & Sun 10 AM-4:30 PM; Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-11 PM & Fri-Sat 5-12 AM; Sushi Sun-Thurs 5-11:30 PM, Fri-Sat 5-1AM
- Address: 2424 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
- Ph: (202) 464-2100