Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Family Friendly Brunch at Greenwich Street Tavern

By: Finance Foodie 

This past weekend, the Mister and I checked out Greenwich Street Tavern (GST) in Tribeca for brunch. I had previously heard about this joint through my "downtown finance foodie" friends -- given its close proximity to the Wall Street banks, GST is known as the go to spot for bro-ey bankers in search of booze after (or sometimes during) work.  Since I was intrigued by GST's new brunch menu that promised an upscale twist on American pub fare (and because the Mister wanted to eat at a place where he could watch his English Premier League matches), this resto was a no-brainer pick for some weekend nosh.

When we walked in, we noticed the after work banker crowd was replaced by the local banker family crowd -- kids and Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers in tow. The dark wood interiors, exposed brick walls and leather seats were cleaner and posher than what you would expect from a typical pub (but it is Tribeca, so not too much of a surprised there).  I started with a cold pressed watermelon juice, which was a delicious and refreshing start to the meal!
Watermelon Juice
For our entrees, the Mister and I shared three dishes: the Lobster Benedict ($18), the GST Burger ($15) and the Butterscotch Pancakes ($15). When the plates came, we realized two meals would have been more than enough - the portions were ginormous!  However all three dishes were so yummy, I'm secretly glad we ordered all three (though my waistline was not so happy with me the next day...)
Lobster Benedict
It was hard to pick a favorite, but the Lobster Benedict was narrowly number one for me.  The generous chunks of lobster tasted amazing when melded with the freshly sliced avocado, poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce. The roasted potatoes served on the side were well seasoned and added fullness to the dish.
GST Burger
The Mister's favorite was the GST Burger, an 8oz juicy slab of burger topped with a sunny side up egg, pepper jack cheese and bacon all served on an english muffin the size of my head. The burger itself was probably enough for two, but the generous scoop of crispy fries on the side made this dish as rich and decadent as the patrons surrounding us.
Butterscotch Pancakes
Not to be forgotten is the Butterscotch Pancakes. The pancakes were unsurprisingly large and in charge, but still fluffy and flavorful. The dish came with a scoop of ice cream, which provided additional sweetness that was not overbearing.

Greenwich Street Tavern provides the pub-like experience in a (thankfully) comfortable, friendly and non-grungy atmosphere that appeals to both families and suits alike. I don't make it down to Tribeca often (as my home base is with the Midtown bankers), but the next time I do, I'll be sure to stop by GST again to check out more of their food and drink!

Greenwich Street Tavern
399 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-7827
Cuisine: American

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