The RVA Brunch Club recently visited EAT Oregon Hill, compared notes, and gave it a positive review (click here to see more on their blog)- Rating: 4 Food – Very Good. Guest bruncher Liz (yay I Heart Vegetables!) was really impressed that there was a vegan breakfast option and that the cauliflower was so flavorful. […]
Food – Very Good. Guest bruncher Liz (yay I Heart Vegetables!) was really impressed that there was a vegan breakfast option and that the cauliflower was so flavorful. Nice selection on the menu, and it was obvious that the chef took some chances when putting the dishes together – lots of twists on familiar dishes. Some of us felt like there could have been a few changes to enhance the food, such as avocado on the huevos rancheros, or a few more eggy dishes on the menu, but otherwise, delish!
Service – Good. Our server was friendly, personable, and checked in on us often, bringing prompt refills of our hot beverages. Michele arrived first and was happy that the hostess took her jacket and was ushered to our table right away. However, our party didn’t get our drink orders very filled very promptly. Further, because several of us ordered mimosas, we felt like we should have been alerted to the option to order a pitcher, but we weren’t.
Atmosphere – Good. Not fancy or pretentious, but cute. Mix of booths and kitchenette-style chairs (surprisingly comfy!). Bright colors suited the Caribbean flavors that often are infused in the dishes. However, we found the wall paintings (e.g., a Bob Marley octopus – we called him Bobtopus) to be a bit weird. The overall look to the restaurant didn’t quite match the food quality or price. We were sat at the table closest to the door, so it was rather cold and drafty.
Coffee/Tea – Very Good (C)/Good (T). They serve Blanchard’s coffee. The java drinkers in our group were super thirsty and the caffeine was readily flowing! The tea refills were prompt but guest bruncher Rina wanted a larger selection of flavors to choose from.
Mimosa – Very Good. Traditional mimosa had delicious freshly squeezed orange flavor and a hat of a clementine slice on top.
Bloody Mary – Good. Appreciated that it is customizable, but not quite to Michele’s taste. Great spice to the drink, but also a weird sweet flavor in there.