Thursday, October 22, 2015

McCrossen's Tavern Review

McCrossen's epitomizes the "neighborhood restaurant." Located in the Fairmount area, it's got a homey, yet sleek pub feel. Chefs such as Four Season & Lacroix alum, Townsend Wentz, have been at the helm over the years, elevating the dishes beyond just standard pub fare. 

So for brunch, the GF's family and I stopped by for some grub. 

 There's plenty of seating, whether it's at the bar or at a table.

Mimosa [$5]

I believe bottomless brunch used to be offered, but it's $5 brunch cocktails now. We enjoyed some mimosas on this particular morning. 

Whipped Ricotta [$8]
Thyme, olive oil, pigment d'espelette, grilled rustic bread

The healthy portion of whipped ricotta was topped with espelette chili pepper and seasoned well, along with a splash of EVOO to add some richness. The ricotta was slightly more grainier than I would have liked, but the rustic crostini was excellent - freshly grilled with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Brandied Mushroom and Brie Omelettes [$10]
Red bliss potatoes, fresh fruit

The GF opted for a lighter brunch, with a well-cooked omelette encasing a good mix of creamy brie and earthy, yet sweet brandied mushrooms. A pattering of crisp red bliss potatoes and diced fruit rounded out the plate. 

Creekstone Farms Burger [$12]
8 oz burger, fries

I went with the house burger, which featured a great meat blend and was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Still, it could have been seasoned a bit more. The brioche bun was the perfect bun-to-meat ratio though and the accompanying fries were well-seasoned, crisp, and creamy within. 

Overall, McCrossen's hit the spot for brunch and though the burger could have been seasoned better, McCrossen's delivers in terms of pub fare. Definitely a place I could see myself stopping by for a drink as well. 

McCrossen's Tavern Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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