My ideal Sunday involves two things: church, then brunch!
So… four things!
And I had all of these things on a recent Sunday. My cousin Blair joined Greg and me at church on the Upper West Side, then afterwards we walked over to Santa Fe (the restaurant, not the city!) for brunch.
We were some of the first people there, so for the start of brunch we had the back room to ourselves… our own party room, if you will.
Greg had the Huevos Rancheros which is a crispy corn tortilla layered with refried beans, two eggs sunny-side up and enchilada sauce, served with chorizo, avocado slices, rice and refried beans.
Blair selected the Chipotle Benedict with two poached eggs and thick-cut Canadian bacon served over a toasted English muffin and topped with spicy chipotle sauce, served with fresh herb home fries.
And I ordered the Crab Cake with Poached Egg, which is basically what it sounds like: one jumbo lump crab cake topped with a poached egg, a smoky tomato puree and cilantro cream, served with rice and dressed greens.
I liked the crab cake and poached egg combination, but I was surprised the dish didn’t have two of them, like most eggs Benedict dishes. Since I wasn’t into the rice, I left the restaurant still feeling hungry, which is the exact opposite of how you want to feel after brunch!
Overall Santa Fe’s food was good, but nothing was so incredible that I want to go back again. With thousands of restaurants in New York City, I only revisit the places that blow me away!
To find out more information on Santa Fe, and to make a reservation, click here.
For future brunches, let me know: what are your favorite Upper West Side spots?