Elephant and Castle

May 20, 2008 at 12:33 pm 3 comments

My parents were in town for graduation, and that explains all this brunch. Normally I would not make it a point to have this meal on a daily basis, or in a restaurant, but when the folks are footing the bill, I’m not one to say no. Anyway we spent our last day together brunching at Elephant and Castle, the cute little Irish/English place on Greenwich Avenue that I absolutely love, if only for it’s name, decor, and sheer cuteness (and really really good food of course).

Three out of five people at the table ordered the Yukon Brunch, which consists of country eggs (not sure how these are different from fridge eggs) any way you like, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach, and sliced tomatoes. It reminds me of an Irish breakfast that decided meat was murder after spending several months camping in Canada. In other words, it’s delicious. Eggs are hard to screw up, but the creamed spinach and tomato really make the dish, both being vibrantly colored and fresh. The potatoes are nice as well, with the outside fried crispy and only a hint of non-potato flavors rather than the typically overbearing onion that plagues most hash browns.

My brother ordered poached eggs with fresh tarragon, avocado, balsamic jus, and tomato on an english muffin (I think there were mushrooms in there too). I didn’t taste it, but it looked really cute and he said it was good. It sounded like it would be good, but for me, needs a title akin to “Eggs Benedict go to the Mediterranean” or something, because listing out all those ingredients just to order is a bit cumbersome.

My dad ordered an omelette with apples, walnuts, and cheddar cheese in it. Again, I did not taste this, but it seemed like a bold choice. It was probably good, but probably not as good as ye olde Yukon Brunch. Even the name of that is unbeatable. Spanish lattes went all around (delish) and Jon and I enjoyed shot glasses of freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Elephant and Castle comes from me as highly recommended, and the consistently excellent food is reasonably priced for what you get. The atmosphere is somewhat small but very cozy and comforting, and I imagine it would make a nice date spot. It’s a warm and fuzzy place to splurge.

Elephant and Castle

68 Greenwich Ave btwn at 7th Ave & 11th St

New York, NY 10011

Hours: 8:30am – 12:00am

Prices: $8 – 20


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bettytron  |  May 20, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, those all sound amazing. Celebratory brunch, once we are all employed??

  • 2. Olivia  |  May 20, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    YES. god I was craving one of their elephant burgers so badly last weekend.

    curry mayonaise with bacon and swiss cheese= heaven between on a plate.

  • 3. neekaps  |  May 20, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    The eggs look greasy.
    I like where you’re going with this though.


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