This week, 14850 Dining explores the Ithaca region’s weekend brunch scene, after a year that has left many restaurants with reduced hours or days of operation.
Parrilla, the new restaurant at RaNic Golf Club open to all, offers a simple brunch menu with eggs benedict and excellent French toast style French toast, but also adds creative specialties like hash with pastrami, salmon cakes, etc., alongside the new mimosa. variants. For a little longer, enjoy their outdoor terrace.
The 100% vegan Angelhearts Diner is not a diet restaurant – they serve hearty and filling food, including decadent brunches. Try a breakfast burrito, scrambled tofu, or breakfast sandwich any time of the day like the western, a great cookie wrapped around a bell pepper and onion tofu patty, vegan cheddar, and a sausage patty. The sausage tastes like sausage mostly due to the familiar blend of spices, so vegan sausage can taste satisfying like the real thing – especially in the amazing Cajun sausage sauce, perfect on a plate. of cookies or ordered as a side dish to accompany your homemade fries.
Also downtown, Sunday Brunch Ithaca Ale House features a crispy Monte Cristo sandwich. This decadent and perfect brunch mixes French toast with a ham and Swiss sandwich. It’s also time for their cinnamon apple cheesecake seasonal waffle. Ask about their mimosa flights.
On the commons, run Waffle Frolic for all things waffles, from waffles topped with bananas, maple syrup, chocolate chips or fresh berries to cinnamon waffles, bacon and egg waffles, even with fried chicken and waffles. And nearby, in the Dewitt Shopping Center, Café Dewitt offers daily brunches. West End Modern Alchemy’s game bar offers a Waffles & Bloody Marys brunch on Sundays.
At Sunset Grill, just below Ithaca College on South Hill, we love Egg Benedict, served with a chic side of asparagus, and they make corned beef hash from scratch. In honor of the Ithaca College Bombers, they offer an occasional special called the Bomber Plate – essentially the already full Bomber Omelet made into an oversized breakfast.
Just a little further down Danby Road, Bistro de La Tourelle has a brunch menu available daily, with winners like Oatmeal French Toast, which has spanned several incarnations of the Bistro, or Eggs Benedict based local eggs. There’s a breakfast sandwich on Ithaca Bakery’s southwest sourdough, and the ‘egg in a cup’ is two local soft-boiled eggs with bacon or crumbled sausage and rye bread. Crumbled Ithaca Bakery, as well as breakfast potatoes on the side.
The Coal Yard Café makes breakfast sandwiches, hash sweet potatoes with sausage and fried eggs, omelets and more, all to order, on East Hill.
At Community Corners, Allechant offers beautifully prepared brunches like lemon soufflé pancakes, French toast eclair, and even an individual quiche.
The Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus has taken over the Sunday brunch buffet Taverna Banfi, a decadent spread priced accordingly. Banfi Sunday Brunch has a rotating selection of salads, including a make-your-own Caesar salad station, a variety of smoked fish and seafood, and plenty of breakfast options such as waffles , scrambled eggs and homemade fries. There are soups, hot dishes, and a carving station to complement the lunch menu, and omelets or cooked-to-order eggs are available if you ask your server.
There are a few other brunches that we look forward to resuming this fall as restaurants are able to bring full staff back on board.
Treat yourself to a brunch soon at one of these locations, let us know what we’re missing out on via our social media, and tell us about the restaurants you’ve heard about here.