Monday, April 5, 2010

Breakfast Was a Bust!

"R" and I had the toughest time deciding where to brunch on Easter Sunday. There were too many good options advertised, and making the final choice was difficult. By Saturday night we still hadn't selected a restaurant, but after seeing the weather forecast we knew that a patio or deck was a requirement.

Let me start this post by stating that we have dined at the Creekside Restaurant in Brecksville once before, and our lunch was very good. "R" still raves about the lobster quesadilla. But our Sunday brunch missed the mark. I ordered the Vegas Scrambler with three eggs scrambled, bacon, sausage, green peppers, onions, and spinach over potato skins topped with cheddar cheese sauce ($7.25). When my plate arrived, I quickly realized that "cheddar cheese sauce" meant nacho cheese- and the scrambler was swimming in it. Don't get me wrong- I love nacho cheese...on nachos, in a stadium. Not on my Easter Brunch eggs. I feel that there is no place for nacho cheese in any nice restaurant. It completely overwhelmed the flavor of the dish, and the wheat toast ended up being the highlight. It was really good bread! I will also mention that my side of fruit arrived with a hair in it. Yuck. "R" ordered the Breakfast Croissant with scrambled eggs, mushrooms, and spinach topped with brie cheese and served with fried apples ($7.75). I did get one tasty bite of a huge piece of brie, but I think overall "R" wasn't too thrilled with his dish either.

Ok, the good stuff...the restaurant's outside deck overlooks the little creek running through Brecksville. With the sun shining, birds chirping, and my yummy mimosa on hand- it was hard not to be enjoying ourselves. So even though the food was kind of a let down, we had a great Easter Sunday morning spent in the sun. Hope that you did as well!

8803 Brecksville Road

Cleveland, OH 44141

(440) 546-0555

Creekside Restaurant & Bar on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

That's too bad about brunch. I used to hostess there when it was still Eddie's Creekside. They do have the best porch on the southside though. Shame that the food wasn't up to par.

Bite Buff said...

It's ok, the mimosa on a sunny morning was worth the drive!

allijag said...

Hey! We are having a Cleveland Blogger get together/dinner at Johnny Mangos this Thursday at 6:45 - not sure if you are busy, but would love it if you could come!

Bite Buff said...

Sounds like fun! I'll see if I can make it. I hear that we know someone in common. :) It would be nice to meet you.