So, Mom and I had lunch there Saturday. We were making a Costco run and were trying to think of someplace new in the neighborhood.
As noted in the link above, (and James' description), the lunch and dinner menus are vastly different.
For lunch, it's a homey, meat loaf kind of place. For dinner, it's more of a white table cloth, ribeye kind of place. (Just thought I should mention, at dinner you can have that ribeye either grilled or chicken fried - same price $26). On our way out, our waiter/host/who-knows-what-else warned us that if we wanted to come back for dinner on Fri or Sat nites, we should make reservation s two days ahead. Tue, Wed, Thurs no problem, he said.
Anyway, we arrived about 11.45 Saturday morning and were the only diners.
Mom got the BLT. She said it was excellent and it came with a side of homemade potato chips. I'm a sucker for those things. I suspect these were leftover from the previous nite as they weren't quite crunchy enough to have just come out of the oil, but they were good nonetheless.
I had the meatloaf. Sliced thick and then grilled to heat, it had a nice smokey sauce drizzled across the top. The sauce was about the color of Heinz 57 sauce, but had a bit of heat and smokiness. Think Heinz 57 with a little chipotle blended in.
Sided with mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies, (primarily squash).
Darned tasty. I'd order it again.
I'm looking forward to trying out dinner some night. It's BYOB by the way. I don't really drink wine, so I didn't notice what the corkage is, but I am sure it's reasonable.
If you're ever in the neighborhood, give it a shot.
BTW, on our way in, I noticed their moveable letter sign said that they were now serving Sunday brunch. As I mentioned above, we were the only diners at 11:45 so on our way out I asked about it. The waiter/host/who-knows-what-else said it was the chef's idea. On Saturday morning, they will make anything you want for breakfast for $7.99.
Sounds like a challenge!
Very glad you enjoyed it. The owner, Chuck, is a great guy, his partner backed out on him right before opening and they've gradually expanded the hours they're open. They tried Sunday once before and it didn't work, but they're much more popular now. I never fail to see two or three mail trucks there for a late lunch. I suggested a full breakfast every day when they first opend, maybe they'll do it as it's really a no brainer as you have all the equipment to pull it off. The corkage fee at night is eight dollars. I was reading the menu of a hot new NYC restaurant that I saw on chowhound, The Dutch, and they charge 35 bucks.
I've been to Hollister quite a few times for lunch, as I'm right down the street. Nothing really stood out as far as mains, the chicken I did not like at all, the reuben was coolish, it needed to be hotter, and I wasn't wild about the meat. The catfish was good but not great, the same as the burger. The salads are really good, and I haven't had any of the pasta dishes. The chicken fried steak was good, but a little thin for me, but the gravy was great. It's a different place at dinner, the lights come down and the menu chaanges. We only went once, but it was very good. The pot pie and pork chops look good on the lunch speccials, worth a try.