Jacob’s Pickles has long been on my brunch bucket list, since everyone raves about it being one of the best brunches in NYC. I’m not exactly sure what took me so long, but I finally, finally went there!
I was joined by my friend Fay…
…and her massive Bloody B.L.T. with vodka, bacon and a jalapeño-pickled egg.
Not that I was judging! I had my own Jam Jar with strawberry gin and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
I wouldn’t say I love pickles necessarily, but since we were at Jacob’s Pickles we had to get some pickled things.
We had the Special Sours and the Sweet & Spicy Carrots. I didn’t like either of them but Fay liked the carrots so take that for whatever it’s worth (she clearly has good taste in other areas… like friends!)
Fay knows how much I love mac and cheese (I mean, who in my life doesn’t know how much I love mac and cheese?!) so we ordered the side to share. I may have eaten slightly more than my half because it was so delicious! Sorry Fay!
For my main course, I had the Biscuit French Toast with strawberries and powdered sugar. It was good but didn’t blow me away.
Fay selected the Croque Madame with buttermilk fried chicken, sliced black forest ham, gruyere cheese and eggs on a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and served with home fries. She really liked hers and her meal gave me order envy!
I wouldn’t say Jacob’s Pickles is worth all of the hype. It definitely wasn’t one of the best brunches I’ve had in NYC. But it does have some delicious menu items. If you go, I recommend eating the mac and cheese while sipping on one of the restaurant’s fabulous cocktails. You can’t go wrong with that!
And you can’t go wrong with a brunch with Fay!
To find out more information on Jacob’s Pickles, click here. They only take reservations for parties of six or more for dinnertime, so if you want to visit Jacob’s Pickles for brunch get there right when it opens and be prepared to wait.
Perhaps with a cocktail in hand?