I’m not sure where the “branch” in new Short North restaurant Biscuit & Branch’s name comes from*, but after devouring several of the biscuits at the new all-day-breakfast bar on Sunday I can see why they are worthy of the top billing.
*UPDATE: it’s a whiskey reference!
The new restaurant has been open about a month in the Short North in the space previously home to the Collection European Furniture store. When I visited over the unseasonably warm weekend, the “new” appeal was still in full swing with a 45 minute wait for a table. Fortunately the swanky greyscale venue is outfitted with a fairly large rectangular bar with plenty of first-come seating and we were able to saddle up right away.
In addition to about a dozen always-available cocktails, B&B has a weekend-only brunch cocktail menu (available all day Saturday and Sunday) with three bloody marys (spicy, non-spicy, bourbon) and three specialty concoctions. They even offer mimosa bottle service — pick your bottle of bubbles ($34-$47) accompanied by seasonal juices, purees and garnishes. I tried one of the specialty drinks, the 614 Refresher: PineFin pineapple vodka, OYO Stone Fruit vodka, orange juice and ginger beer. Light, fruity and refreshing.
About a dozen dishes comprise the all-day breakfast menu, half of which showcase the namesake biscuit. I stuffed my face with “Paul’s Nasty,” a buttermilk biscuit topped with spicy fried chicken, sausage gravy, and Tillamook reserve cheddar. Definitely not nasty, though way more food than I could conquer.
Breakfast at Biscuit & Branch is available all day: Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-10pm, Friday from 11am-11pm, Saturday from 10am-11pm and Sunday from 10am-9pm. Biscuit & Branch is located at 685 N High Street in the Short North.