Any recs for lunch, Locust Valley?
Finally made it to Brass Rail. Had a very good shrimp cocktail to start--though how many ways are there that you can mess up what's basically plain, cooked shrimp? Which begs the question of why it took about a half-hour to get them--there were only two other occupied tables when we ordered.
My guest had the Sirloin Burger Au Poivre, and pronounced it a good if unremarkable burger.
I had the steak and eggs, asking for the steak to be medium-rare and the eggs over easy.
The steak--sirloin, I think--was more rare than medium-rare, but that's OK; it was pretty good. The eggs were OTOH were thoroughly overcooked: over-hard. When the waiter came over and asked how things were, I mentioned the eggs.
He apologized and brought me an over-easy egg with the chef's apologies. I'll emphasize: they gave me *one* over-easy egg. So, I left the three overcooked eggs and ate the one properly cooked one. A bit parsimonious, I think.
I don't know if I should judge a place from one experience, but this wasn't auspicious.