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Tallulah for Sunday brunch (Birmingham, MI)

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vtombrown Nov 21, 2010 04:31 PM

As mentioned in a previous topic, Tallulah began serving brunch last weekend. I made it over this weekend, and Tallulah lived up to my high expectations for it. (Thanks, again, for the tip on this place donbui82.)

I had eggs benedict with a little fruit salad and a bottomless cup of coffee, all for $14+tax/tip. Everything was perfect. The benedict was served on a homemade English muffin, and had caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, as well of course as “Canadian bacon.” As usual, the fruit was super fresh, and the coffee was exquisitely roasted in Ferndale, which should make Jack Freeman pleased. ;-)

The atmosphere was kid and daddy friendly—butcher paper on the tables with a big set of colored drawing pencils for the kid, and some marvelous people watching for daddy. In addition, there was some tasteful and enjoyable live music provided. Everything about this place is class, class, class. The host, waiter (Omar) and bus person (for lack of a more elevated term) all were excellent

My impression is that this is a top notch place for a liquid brunch, too. However, with a budget, and a kid to drive home, I didn’t partake in their expensive bloody marys or mimosas. But, the young privileged-class clientele appeared to be thoroughly enjoying what the bartender was serving up.

I rate this place easily as good as Beverly Hills Grill, but without the queues. Probably even classier, and having higher quality ingredients. BHG seems to serve slightly bigger portions (for better or for worse, depending on your fitness), but Tallulah is more improvisational (for better or, admittedly, for worse), in their attempt to leverage the freshest ingredients available that day.

Furthermore, if someone can afford only a few extra bucks, the Tallulah experience really blows Original Pancake House out of the water. I’ll never again stand in the Sunday line at OPH. Job darn well done, Tallulah!

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