We went to Abode for the first time this Saturday and had a lovely brunch overall.
In a nutshell: some dishes were great and some were just okay, but service was fantastic all around. Prices are about $15 for entrees and there's a $28 three course option that comes with a glass of your choice of champagne, good OJ, or a mimosa.
My favorite dishes at the table were the savory mushroom crepe with a creamy sauce, and the egg white frittata. IMO, out of all the dishes these had the most exciting balance of spices, textures, and colors.
My ribeye hash was nice and tender but not as multi-dimensional or colorful as crepe or frittata.
One of my sisters had the blueberry pancakes. This was by far the most beautiful dish at the table, but also the smallest portion of food. Four 3.5" diameter pancakes served with a trio of sauces: maple syrup, maple butter, and lemon curd. All three tasted phenomenal.
I didn't get to try the fish, but that day's special was grilled or pan fried tellowtail and it looked great.
Steak and eggs was reported as being cooked nicely medium but nothing exciting.
Both the eggs benedict and eggs florentine were declared mediocre or worse.
Drinks were complimented all around: a nicely spiced bloody mary with plenty of oyster/clam juice and spiciness, a well balanced mimosa, and a pom-osa made with POM juice.
I think total bill for 8 entrees and 6 drinks was 190 after tax and tip.
Airy, contemporary space with a quiet outdoor area. I don't know if it was partly because there was a very light lunch crowd that day, but our waiter could not have been sweeter or more attentive. Attentive, polite, knowledgeable, but unobtrusive. Fantastic job staffing him.
Was there for brunch on the same Sunday :)
Mimosa was delicious and perfectly chilled. Lemon blueberry pancakes were very good, brioche french toast also quite nice. Short-rib hash was nice but nothing really spectacular, and the eggs benedict were quite average. The sorbet was half melted by the time it was served, and it wasn't very good anyway: the peach one tasted nothing like a peach, the chocolate and cococnut were just ok.
Agree that the space is nice and comfy though and service was good.
Had dinner there recently on a Saturday night. $400 with tax before tip for 4 people:
3 appetizers (oysters 4 ways, oyster special - 6 from NZ and foie gras)
4 entrees (lamb, halibut, yellow tail and beef tenderloin "paella style")
1 dessert (study of chocolate)
1 bottle of wine $95, 2 glasses of wine and 2 vodka martinis
Not an expensive meal but the overall consensus was that the food did not warrant the prices (entrees were mid to high $30s). Presentation was lovely but you can't eat presentation.
Gave it a whirl based on the reviews on the this board and close proximity to where we live but most likely would not return.