Thursday, March 14, 2013

Restaurant Review: The Oak Table (Brunch)

Last Sunday, Adam and I slept in a little to try and make up for losing that hour. When we finally dragged ourselves out of bed, we went to Mass together and then decided to head downtown for brunch at The Oak Table. The Oak Table is one of the newest additions to the Main Street area and is a great place for cocktails and appetizers during Happy Hour. It is conveniently located right next to my office building...hence why I like it for happy hour!

That said, Adam and I had never been there for brunch, so we decided to give it a try. The atmosphere on Sunday morning was very relaxed and casual. It wasn't too crowded or loud, making it a perfect time to be there! I started with their signature Sunday Bloody Mary, garnished with a rosemary sprig, lemon, a pickled shrimp and a pickled green bean. The Bloody Mary was very good and tasted almost like it had a hint of Old Bay seasoning hidden in there somewhere!

Yummy Bloody Mary

Adam, who is not a fan of the Bloody Mary, just had water. The menu at Oak Table is pretty small and to be honest, their brunch menu leans a little more towards breakfast. We are both more "lunchy" people, but we were able to find some good options. Adam had the hamburger...sorry, I didn't snap a picture! The hamburger was very good and the perfect size for brunch. It wasn't huge, but it wasn't tiny and left Adam pleasantly full. The best part, it was served with their truffle frites. We LOVE truffles and we absolutely adore truffle frites. The Oak Table's truffle frites are shoestring fries with just a hint of truffle flavor and a little Parmesan cheese...they are SOOO good!

I had the Bahn Mi Tostada. It was very VERY good! Rather than being served on a soft, doughy roll, the typical preparation, this was served on a soft and slightly crisp tostada or tortilla. The flavors were perfect! The pork was great, the onions, cilantro, and siracha added great flavor and the napa cabbage was perfect. The Bahn Mi was topped with a fried egg, and this is the only part I could have done without. Otherwise, everything was great!

Bahn Mi Tostada
Overall, I'd give our experience a seven out of ten. I would definitely go back...but maybe for lunch next time! Where are you brunching this weekend?

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