I woke up in a particularly ghoulish mood. After insisting on Citi biking to brunch thanks to my unreliable weather app, I got so intensely poured on that I had to speed pedal back to my apartment to change. There’s something about rain that causes all of the Citi Bike surfaces to be overly sticky, which only exacerbated my “I can’t even” attitude. I guess the good news was, it could only go up from there.
We arrived at Hundred Acres with wet hair and hungry stomachs, and despite a reservationist telling me on the phone that he could “squeeze us in” for my last minute request, he did so by making our reservation at a time that the restaurant was apparently not open. Despite this peculiar twist to our plan, Hundred Acres was totally accommodating to our early bird (10:15 a.m.) entrance, and sat us right down.
We started with the ricotta beignets, served with Catskill Mountain honey and powdered sugar. These were a huge hit at a table of folks who don’t usually care for sweet, which means they were really good. We also shared the gooey cinnamon rolls, which were yummy. So far, so good.
Paul and I also split the soft scrambled eggs with asparagus. Everytime I get eggs with asparagus, I’m reminded that I don’t actually like asparagus in my eggs, so this was a bad order for me but totally my fault. My big complaint to the restaurant, however, was that the eggs were far from soft scrambled. This should have just been advertised as a regular scramble, because they were rather stiff.
Paul’s mom ordered the baked eggs with with stewed New Jersey tomatoes, roasted sweet peppers, garlic, and feta. The ingredients made for a beautifully colored plate, and we loved the addition of the feta, which is a refreshing variation to the cheese usually found in baked eggs. The only downfall was how runny it was – Julie ended up eating this with a spoon, which is odd for eggs.
The Bitches say: B-. We all liked our brunch..we just didn’t love it. Every dish was good but could have been improved. I still stand by Hundred Acres being a solid place to bring a low key group looking for a nice atmosphere and better-than-standard brunch food.
38 Macdougal St.
Hundred Acres serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.