Old Rose exudes charm and style. Little did I know, several of the NYC Bitches had their eye on this new spot inside the chic West Village hotel, The Jane. Lindsay and I have both dined at Old Rose since its opening in September (Giselle is dying to go). The owners of cute and cozy The Smile brought their expertise to the west side to unveil a charming café brunch on the quiet Jane Street.
On my visit, we began with our token beverages: fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice for my love and a matcha latte crafted with almond milk, for me. The latte was creamy and sweet but not overly saccharine.
New York Editor Lindsay and her ladies went a little more daring with a round of fresh cocktails. The mimosa and Bloody Mary felt classic and delicious, while the restaurant’s signature White Star stole the show with its innovative mix of vodka, prosecco, St. Germain, and lavender.
My beau and I split the almond croissant to start, which was fluffy and fresh.
My boyfriend is Australian and therefore an avid bruncher. He orders avocado toast at most brunches, having had the dish on no less than four continents. This, he claims, was the primo avo-toast, one he’ll be dreaming about for days to come.
The avocado toast was incredible: fresh chunks comprised a silky smooth and flavorful smashed avo, sprinkled with red pepper atop moist slices of sourdough—made fresh every day by the chef, might we add.
I feel as passionate about mushrooms as he does about avocado toast, and I was similarly enthused by my mushroom and coconut rice. Simple but effective, the dish comprised coconut-flavored white rice, roasted hen of the woods mushrooms, roasted peppers, fried eggs, and a lime wedge. Chopped up and blended together, the ingredients had plenty of flavor, and the meal was hearty and clean, just what I wanted.
In its short life thus far, Old Rose has become known for their incredibly flavorful pizzas served at almost every meal. While they had just run out of the brunch pizza when Lindsay brunched, she and her girlfriends were able to snag the vodka pizza.
Highly recommended by the Old Rose team, the vodka pizza was simply topped with burrata and basil atop each slice. The real treat is the pizza crust. She absolutely raved about the simple yet delectable flavors, and we’ll all be back soon to try it.
The Bitches say: A for a chic space,with a chill atmosphere, good service, and solid food. We’ll definitely make this a recurring place to steal away for a mid-week brunch, a breakfast meeting, or a coffee and work session.
The Jane Hotel
113 Jane St.
New York, NY 10014