Pancakes, Fried Chicken & Cobb Salad – A CORNER SOCIAL Brunch, Harlem
This past weekend I stopped by the new and recently renamed Harlem restaurant Corner Social. Located on the Northwest corner of 126th St. and Lenox Avenue, I stopped by when it first opened under its original moniker, Lenox Social, and did a review on the experience. I was itching to go back since being mentioned in a NY Daily News article about the restaurant’s new name and menu a couple of weeks ago!Kellie Brown, who writes one of my favorite fashion blogs, FATSHION INDSIDER, and I stopped by Corner Social for Saturday brunch! I could barely contain my excitement when I looked at the new menu and noticed a brunch entree came with a free complimentary drink of your choice: Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver, OJ or soda.
We both chose the Mimosa and mulled over the menu consisting of oatmeal, spinach and gruyere omelets, cornflake crusted french toast, salmon croissant and burgers.. Kellie ordered the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Pancakes. One oversized thin and fluffy pancake served with blueberry butter and thin crusted chicken breast cutlets made for a nice presentation. Kellie wasn’t too crazy about the chicken’s crust, but I LOVED it! I thought it was crisp and well-seasoned. The chicken was light and complimented the pancake well and served as an ingenious and refreshing spin on the traditional waffle dish.
I had the Poached Organic Chicken Cobb Salad. Although I prefer my cobb salads to be chopped and mixed like they do it at the Beverly Hills Hotel, I must admit this salad was fresh and flavorful! I really enjoyed it. But it was hardly enough for a meal. This salad was minimally portioned. Like a hotel salad served in a ballroom, I needed three other courses to follow this dish. Although the salad was healthy and packed with fava beans, crushed boiled egg, bacon, tomatoes, four thinly sliced cold chicken breasts atop a mesclun mix lightly dressed with a buttermilk dressing, it was not filling. It was too light to be considered a brunch meal. I mean brunch is supposed to cover both breakfast and lunch and I find Corner Social’s portions too light and skimpy to be pleasantly filling!
But don’t get me wrong! I enjoy Corner Social! The staff is super friendly and attentive! The prices are reasonable (especially considering the portions), and the drink menu is extensive! FYI, no brunch entree is over $18 and a cup of coffee is $3. I love the easiness the atmosphere presents, the clientele is diverse professionals and at night Corner Social has a DJ and it becomes a fabulous fun lounge! Corner Social is here to stay, so check it out ASAP. I’ll be back for dinner soon and will keep you posted! Expect to see more on Corner Social right here at Burgers & Bourbon!
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