Wilfie & Nell is one of those cozy pubs you can just depend on for a cocktail and a good time in the West Village. We needed to investigate the brunch situation and see if it would live up to the hype. With spring upon us, the windows were wide open and brought in some sunshine and much needed fresh air.
Tufted emerald seating sits along exposed brick for an inviting but more elevated experience. Coffee was a must as we were battling hangovers. The French-pressed coffee was served with a darling cup and saucer. A house Champagne cocktail prepared with orange bitters and elderflower liqueur seemed appropriate for a little hair of the dog.
We ordered a few items for sharing. Everything was visually appealing upon arrival. We started with the avocado toast which is served with a soft boiled egg. This was your standard avo toast, but we appreciated the lemon and chili flakes for an added kick.
Next we dug into the black kale salad. The enormous portion was overwhelming but worth it. We ordered this item sans bacon. The combination of black kale, cheddar, and toasted bread crumbs made it fresh and flavorful.
Huevos Rancheros were calling my name as I was craving something super savory. The sunny-side up eggs were cooked well. The crispy corn tortilla based rancheros were topped with avocado, salsa, black beans, and cilantro. It was the perfect portion for us.
The dry aged burger seemed like a good idea for Cori Sue. The burger is made with a Pat LaFrieda aged blend. She loved how this burger had crispy onions as a differentiating factor.
Brunch at Wilfie & Nell was certainly worth the visit. We hope next time we’re in better condition to fully enjoy the experience.
The Bitches Say Five Champagne flutes for reliable service and comforting brunch dishes in a cozy setting.