I got to attend a blogger brunch at the Vine Brook Tavern in Arlington. A brunch with great ladies where I got to eat good food and talk about food, what could be better? The Vine Brook Tavern has been open since November 2012 and has a great tavern feel to it when you walk in. It was about a 15 minute drive from our place in Belmont so it will definitely be a place that I R and I got for dinner or brunch on the weekend.
When I arrived our server Ashley was welcoming and sat us in a sectioned off area. We started off with some great cocktails my favorites being the Latin Lebowski, Moscato mist, and Caipirinha. The Latin Lebowski had cachaca, chocolate malted milk, agave, and ancho chile and reminded me of adult chocolate milk. The Moscato mist had Moscato, White grape juice, Prosecco, and frozen grapes, it was light, refreshing and took me back to being on a beach.
For our first course we started with items that would be included on their “blunch” menu. We shared french coated in breakfast cereal which I loved. It was crunchy and sweet and definitely seemed like something I would order on a Sunday morning We also had a breakfast sandwich with smoked salmon, cream cheese, on a bagel, and a flatbread with peppers and provolone. I found the flatbread a little too spicy for my liking and the smoked salmon club was just okay.
Course 2 brought us a framers flatbread with caramelized onion, bacon, and corn, and sirloin steak sandwich with horseradish dijon, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, sharp American and house chip, and finally a turkey burger with avocado, house mayo, Munster cheese, and Idaho fries. The flatbread and steak sandwich were both delicious, however I found the turkey burger a bit too mushy for my liking, however the fries that accompanied the burger were tasty.
Overall the food was great, the servers were really fun. We even got an impromptu performance of opera by server Joel, following our meal Ashley gave us a tour of restaurant and we got to ask more questions about food and the property. I will definitely be coming back to here with R for dinner as I would love get a tasted of the desserts they have to offer as well as their wine selection. Prices are middle range so it is definitely a place that is affordable with great food. Thanks to the Vine Brook Tavern for an amazing brunch!