Mike and I had an itch for brunch, so we made a reservation at Beacon on West 56th Street between 5th and 6th Aves. I had heard great things about their burger.
The space was beautiful. Very open with nice decorations without being overdone.
Lots of vertical lines in a lofty space. And I really dug the lamp shade chandeliers.
We were starving by the time we arrived and were thrilled to see that brunch came with a basket of breads and muffins. Unfortunately, it took a LOOOOONG time for our items to arrive (the table next to us had similar service problems, even though the place was nearly empty). Luckily they were worth waiting for.
Mike, of course, got the burger.
It was perfectly good and perfectly scrumptious.
I went with the steak and eggs, which was a filet mignon and “shirred” eggs. I still have no idea what shirred means, but it seemed to mean fried.
The steak was in a delicious red wine sauce that I wanted to lick off the plate. Very tasty. The steak itself was nothing special.
For all the buzz I heard about this place, I was expecting more. But it was satisfying and delicious, even if the service was lackluster throughout.
Total Nom Points: 6 out of 10