Friday, May 17, 2013

Metropolitan Review

This is for a series of posts for the Borgata Hotel & The Water Club including: Bobby Flay SteakWolfgang Puck American Grille, Wolfgang Puck American Grille [2], The CafeteriaTony Luke'sN.O.W.N.O.W. [2]MetropolitanSun RoomSun Room [2]Old Homestead Steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse [2], Fat Burger28 WestGelato, the Borgata BuffetIzakayaBread and Butter, and Fornelletto.

To the left of the Borgata Buffet is the Metropolitan, which offers American cuisine in a casual dining setting. The GF and I had a good experience the last time around (great omelets!), but unfortunately, this time was not up to snuff.

Breakfast Sandwich ($12.50) 
Scrambled eggs, melted American cheese, toasted English muffin, sausage, home fries

The GF opted for the breakfast sandwich, which was hefty. The sausage had a bit of snap and the cheese completely enveloped the perfectly cooked eggs. The potatoes were a bit overdone in butter though, and this is from a guy that has Paula Deen tendencies.

Roast Beef Hash ($14) 
Diced rib eye, tomato, scallion, potato hash, poached eggs, Mornay sauce

I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, I set my expectations too high. This dish was extremely bland. The rib-eye was especially bland and chewy, devoid of any flavor. The Mornay was equally bland (sense a theme here?) and the typical flavors of nutty Gruyere or salty Parmesan did not shine through.

The poached eggs were not properly drained either as the bottom of the plate was soupy and rendered the potatoes wet - this was unfortunately not from the egg yolk! 

In case you need evidence ...

The highlight of the meal for me? Unfortunately, it was my wheat toast. Hard to get wrong.

It did come with an individually wrapped Dickinson strawberry jam - cute and a nice touch.

I know the Metropolitan can put out better food. In fact, I've had it. But I would stay away from anything 'special' like the roast beef hash. In fact, if my meal wasn't comped, I would have sent my dish back. And I never do that. Stick with omelets and breakfast sandwiches and you'll be satisfied.

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