Last week Friday, I received an email from one of my comfort restaurants Bogota located in Park Slope. They were opening a new restaurant that featured my favorite meal of the day, unlimited booze. I grabbed my best friend Shanee and we headed to the slope for some brunch fare.
We intended to arrive before the end of brunch so we could get the unlimited mimosa and bellinis for $12. We arrived before 4 but was told by the host/manager it was too late. Disappointed, we still sat down and decided to try it anyway. When it comes to brunches, restaurants have to be specific, if it says boozy brunch until 4, if I come in at 3:30, I expect to get my boozy brunch. Otherwise, it needs to be stated on the website that boozy brunch actually ends at 3 and your last hour will be 3-4.
Our hostess was extremely nice and accommodating. More so than the manager/ hostess who greeted us when we first arrived. She extended the mimosas for us since the bar took an extremely long time to bring our first round out. They have four flavors: Lychee, Mango, Lavender and something else that wasn't quite memorable. The Lavender was soooo good and the Lychee was also delicious and kind of milky.
They have some gluten free options on the menu so be careful when you order. My date accidentally ordered gluten free eggs but we definitely weren't warned by the hostess. The restaurant is pretty new so we assumed that the manager that was so quick to deny our unlimited drinks forgot to tell the waiters and waitresses to inform people about GF meals. I ordered the chicken and waffles and a side of potatoes because I'm a lush. The chicken was super good. Fried perfectly, the right amount of salt, my grandma must've been back there in the kitchen! The waffle tasted like it was made with sweet potatoes. I found it delicious my date did not. The potatoes were good but they forgot to bring us ketchup multiple times. And because my date hated her eggs we ended up ordering off of the regular menu. We ordered the jerk chicken wings which tasted like a charred version of the wings that they serve with the waffles. They should take the jerk wings off of the menu and offer the wings that come with the waffles. The shrimp mac and cheese with chorizo was heaven. Very heavy and we could barely finish it.
All in all we'll be back because we're tired of Piquant's shit. I wouldn't call this a destination place (somewhere to have a birthday) but for catching up for cheap drinks with the girls it's definitely a win.
WHY I QUIT MY JOB