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HOME on cornelia street for brunch

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  • mrnyc Dec 25, 2006 02:07 AM
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i had the scrambled eggs with leeks and spinach and fried oysters dish. i got a greens salad on the side. it was a very tasty breakfast/brunch dish.

i also had a bloody mary. that was mediocre.

whats the opinion on HOME these days?

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  1. I had dreadful service there not so long ago. Got verbally abused (!) by the waiter for only leaving 15% tip for a meal and service that were both extremely average. I will never return.

    1. I've only had solid experiences for brunch, dinner, and late drinks. I don't remember the bloody marys with any distinction, but they have a lovely hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and whipped cream, which makes for a great winter drink (although it really has to be frosty outside to be fully enjoyed). The service has always been very pleasant.

      1. I went with my boyfriend's family to HOME - the service was wonderful as well. We sat out back in the garden and they went out of their ways to make sure the heaters were surrounding us, keeping us warm. I remembered the bleu cheese fondue being excellent and the rest of the food good as well. Sorry you had such an awful experience. I will let you know if I go back...

        1. I've also had a mediocre brunch and dinner there. I'm not a fan.

          1. David Page and Barbara Shinn (HOME owners) also own a vineyard on the North Fork of LI, called Shinn Estate which they are very focused on and are adding a B&B to the property shortly.

            Perhaps this is an issue?

            I have always wanted to try HOME, but perhaps this is not the time...

            1. It looks pretty empty in there these days, except for some obvious tourists toting maps or guidebooks. They have kind of a snooty vibe if you stop to scrutinize the menu, which is hilarious, given what they're dishing out food-wise.

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              1. re: sing me a bar

                Exactly...the "Snooty vibe" was unbelievable! I was borderline enraged/splitting my sides with laughter when held to account by the useless head waiter guy (tall guy with shaven head) on my failure to tip upwards of 15% for very average poached eggs and home fries served with attitude more likely to be found at Ducasse et al!!! Ha ha! Even now I still can't believe it...I urge all my friends to avoid this place like the plague...

              2. I've found the fried oyster dish to be the best thing on the menu, and everything else to be so-so.