james restaurant: new favorite brooklyn brunch

BRUNCH

Two Farm Eggs, Duck Sausage, Fingerling Potatoes   9

Blackberry Stuffed Brioche French Toast   9

Spinach Salad, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pine Nuts,Parmesan   11

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Blueberries, Berry Syrup, Mint   10

Crepes with Parmacotto, Manchego, Marjoram Béchamel   10

Pulled Smoked Pork with Cheddar Scones   12

Frittata with Goat Cheese, Olives, Spinach and Potatoes   9

Malpeque Oysters with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce   15

Beef Burger with Vermont Cheese on Brioche, Herb Fries   14

Steak and Eggs with Choron Sauce and Herb Fries   18

Artisanal Cheese WITH Chaichou, Aged Gruyere, Stilton  12

Herb Fries
NY State Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette
Double-Smoked Bacon
Duck Sausage
Berry Salad

5

today’s brunch found my ladies and me in prospect heights, where i hardly ever go for food other than to beast, at the lovely restaurant james as pre-game for the andy warhol exhibit at the brooklyn museum.  everything was delicious, driving us to gluttony.  between the 5 of us, we tried the ricotta pancakes, crepes, frittata, pulled pork, farm eggs, and a side of herb fries (plus the requisite cocktails).  all wonderful. james opened a couple of years ago and i’d honestly forgotten about it until i got online this morning to seek out a new brunch option for us and stumbled upon the ny times blurb from then.  it was good enough that we were joking about hitting the museum and then going back tonight for their sunday supper.  the restaurant itself is really beautiful, too, at the corner of st marks and carlton, street level of a brownstone with tin ceilings, long bar, large windows that make it feel light and larger than it is, whitewashed with dark trim and an antique but not gimmicky aesthetic. parfait.

pics and menu excerpt taken from james‘ site

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