Taps Sunday Brunch
- JAB Nov 8, 2007 02:57 PM
Is it worth the drive from S OC?
If you love seafood, yes. The last time I went, my sister & I had ENDLESS plates of oysters; it was more than worth it, just for that. However, a colleague went a few months later & they didn't offer oysters. You might call ahead to see what they're serving.
Taps Fish House & Brewery
101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821
Good if you like all you can eat brunch. I don't see many smoked items, except for the salmon mentioned.
They also have shelled shrimp, lots of hot entrees (rotates), fried calamari, pasta station, carve station, chocolate fountain, baked garlic, antipasti type stuff (marinated veggies), blintz/breakfast items, bananas fosters.
If you are picky about oysters theirs isn't the $3-5 each type you get when you order ala carte off the menu. They seem fresh enough but it's not the biggest/best quality or tastiest.
Agreed with most of what others said - if you like seafood and all-you-can-eat brunch, it's definitely one of the better ones in town (endless champagne/mimosas - or, alternatively, 2 pints of their in-house beers - don't hurt either). But they also have an decent selection of non-seafood stuff (including standard brunch stuff like omelet stations, assorted breakfast meats & griddled stuff, etc.) ~ oh yea, and a chocolate fountain.
I went today...all this talk of oysters lured me back. The oyster variety they had were Totten Inlet (WA). They were very good; sweet and not too briny. I had half dozen; Mr OCAnn had a dozen. My sister had 2-3 platefuls. Delicious oysters.
Other seafood were medium-sized shrimp, ceviche, honey smoked salmon, and fried calamari. At their Mediterranean bar there were hummus, slow cooked garlic, mufulettas, olives, cheeses, mushrooms and a few others I can't remember. Downstairs, there was a prime rib station, garlic mashed potatoes, jumbalaya, sausages, a chocolate fountain, ice cream, creme brulee, bananas foster, and lots of other baked goods. Oh, you can order an omelet from your table and they'll cook pasta to order.
For the price of the buffet, you also get refills of coffee, champagne, oj...but if you order a soda, it's an extra $2-3 charge which I thought was strange. The $33 is easily worth it.
I was there as well. I enjoyed it but, I don't believe that I enjoyed it as much as you did. I don't however regret going. I thought that the entrees were lacking. I don't believe that piece of beef was prime nor a rib roast. After sampling the deserts, which I believe are made in house, I would have saved more room for that end of the spectrum as they were very good. I did however get my fill of smoked salmon