The classic German Village neighborhood restaurant Lindey’s offers the perfect setting for the elusive outdoor drunk brunch – with shady trees and accent greenery and a three-tiered fountain flowing freely in the center of the sizeable patio and even a few tiny birds hopping merrily about under the marble tables.
My cocktail of choice was the Kir Royale which was made with prosecco crème de cassis – this was my first time trying this liqueur or this cocktail, and it offered the perfect fruitiness and bubbliness for brunch. Lindey’s has three other sparkling wine cocktails on the menu for you to choose from, if you are one who agrees with me about the merits of bubbles for breakfast: the standard mimosa, the classic French 75 (gin, lemon, sugar) and the succinctly named champagne cocktail (simply sugar and bitters). Several martinis and rocks drinks round out the brunch drink menu to give every drunk bruncher plenty of choices. For a wake-me-up drunk brunch, Lindey’s menu even four alcoholic coffee concoctions. My husband went with their Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger beer, lime), which had a smooth balance of kick and flavor.
While everything on the breakfast-side-of-brunch menu sounded amazing, I ordered the french toast at my servers urging, which was stuffed with bananas and cream cheese, adorned with a handful of fresh strawberries on top and three thick slices of bacon, with local maple syrup on the side. It would be impossible for any one person to eat all of, but it would be equally impossible not to try. Just incrediblee. My husband enjoyed the crispy cod sandwich with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
Between the ambiance, food, drinks and service, this will definitely be a repeat brunch spot.
Brunch at Lindey’s is served Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11am. Lindey’s is located at 169 East Beck Street.
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