33 Greenwich is serving up Southern fare with a hefty dose of creativity. The Bitches were one of the first invited in to have a go at this new West Village brunch. 33 Greenwich prides itself on its elevated ode to traditional New Orleans culinary exploration. Each cocktail and dish consisted of a hint of down-home flavors and spices.
Unfortunately, it was a bit gloomy out on our trip over to 33 Greenwich. There were a few diners brave enough to bask in the al fresco dining area, but we opted for a quiet nook indoors right next to an expansive window. The space’s decor was a modern take on Americana with rich woods and fun artwork.
When my friend Anthea and I sat down at our table, we were welcomed by a lovely team of hosts ready to make our experience as welcoming as possible, in true Southern fashion. We started with a carafe of the Garden Party cocktail.
This beautiful floral-dusted blush libation was just as refreshing as it was gorgeous. The rosé, grapefruit bitters, fresh lemon, Cappelletti, and Salers made a delightful concoction that was just the right amount of sweet for us. My friend also ordered a Bloody Mary just because, which was topped with the most delicious bacon garnish.
After asking our waitress her opinion on just about every menu item, we settled for two savory and one sweet dish: the avocado toast, sausage biscuit benedict, and bananas foster french toast. For me, the avocado toast was the standout. This was unlike any other I’d had before—and trust me when I say it’s a lot.
33 Greenwich’s version was piled upon a thick slice of seven-grain bread. This slice was layered with the basics, avocado and a perfectly poached egg, but the chef took it a step further by incorporating pecan, pesto, basil, and my favorite, burrata. Quite the flavor explosion in itself, Anthea and I were on to split the remaining savory dish.
Next up was 33 Greenwich’s take on Eggs Benny, the sausage biscuit benedict. We could really taste the Creole influence in this spice-driven entree. Two poached eggs were nestled atop thinly sliced sausage patties and buttery biscuits then drenched in spicy Italian and andouille sausage gravy. Wow did this dish pack the punch.
After this kick, we were off to please both our sweet teeth with the bananas foster french toast. Let me give you some background information here. I do not like bananas foster or french toast, but somehow I loved 33 Greenwich’s bananas foster french toast. The thick-cut brioche was topped with a heaping pile of banana slices and scattered pecans and then drowned in brown bourbon sugar syrup.
Maybe it was stress eating or maybe it was just that good, but every dish at 33 Greenwich left us wanting more. This Bitch will most definitely be back.
The Bitches say: A. New York may not be a destination to seek out top-notch Southern food, but 33 Greenwich is serving up an elevated take on New Orleans style cooking that will have you daydreaming of jazz tunes and beignets for days.
33 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10014
33 Greenwich serves brunch on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.