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The BEST bacon and French toast you'll ever eat... EVER!!!. We can't afford to eat out much, but when we feel like splurging, we share the French toast with a side of bacon which is positively amazing! The bacon is thick-cut, not too smokey or fatty and cooked just right... not whimpy and not too crispy. The French toast is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, plus the toppings are always fresh. Our favorite is the vanilla poached pears and the mixed berries are also great, but nothing good can come from the lemony bananas so just skip those. The service is fast and friendly and we always feel right at home, but no dishes to clean up! So, even if you're not a meat eater, the menu is small but varied enough to accommodate even the pickiest eater, and the price is right on! Just GO!
Hi tapgirls - thank you so much for your great review. We truly appreciate it! Thanks for mentioning the value of our restaurant - it's one of the thing we pride ourselves on: top quality at great prices. Thanks again for noticing.
Sincerley - Stacey and Gary - Owners, Table 219 and Geraldine's
A reason to get up early after a late night on the Hill..... Cozy, fun brunch with wait staff that treats you like an old friend. Very welcoming atmosphere that's warm, friendly, and inviting. Instead of being treated like "you're lucky to be here" you actually feel like everyone is "happy to see you". Beyond the fab service, the food is AMAZING - orignal dishes with the best quality ingredients. I'm still dreaming about my egg and bacon sandwich with arugala....mmmmmm.
Best brunch ever!. We go here almost every weekend. The service is great and the food is delicious! Big bonus- they have breakfast and lunch available on their weekend brunch menu. The bread salad is amazing, as well as the chicken skewers and lamb burger w/ sweet potato fries. The french toast was some of the best I have had. They use high quality ingredients in everything they make and it truly makes a difference. This place is a gem on Broadway, I won't go anywhere else!
My wife and read about El Greco in Seattle Magazine and we've been making a point to try all the top-rated breakfast spots. I ordered the garlic sausage frittata and my wife ordered the french toast of the day (a specialty at El Greco). My frittata was made with egg whites (because I am allergic to egg yolks) and I was happy that I didn't have to order it with Egg Beaters. My fritatta, while not traditional, was great. It was coated in a light cheese (can't remember the type but it wasn't the typical Jack or Cheddar) and it had slices of this garlic-chicken sausage that is probably a local product (maybe Isernio's?). The toast was made from an Italian rustic bread (I think) and it too was awesome.
My wife had the french toast which was served with a blueberry compote(?) and creme' fresh butter, unbelievable! Definitely the best french toast I've ever had, possibly the best breakfast I've ever had and I eat out A LOT. The french toast was slightly crispy on the edges with just the pefect texture in the middle. My wife also ordered the bacon which, I was told, was cut at the restaurant so it was slightly thick and very flavorful.
The waitress was attentive and quick and she seemed to know most of the other patrons.
We will definitely be back.
Fabulous Brunch!. It's tradition for my coworkers and I to come up to El Greco on Fridays when they are open early for brunch (They are also open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday). I look forward to this day all week. The brunch here is amazing! My favorites are the el greco benedict, a unique spin on the traditional benedict, and the avocado & pepper jack omelette. You can always expect a new & delicious dish, as Stacey (one of the owners) promotes new specials weekly. And don't forget to come here for dinners Tuesday night for the 1/2 price bottles of wine!
Went to El Greco for dinner Saturday because of a coupon in the Entertainment Book of all things. GREAT MEAL. We will definitely be back. The server was very nice, the menu was resonably priced, and the food was great. Fantastic mezze plate, wonderful lamb, great bottle of wine. A lovely place too (frankly surprised something that nice exists on that block of cap hill).
I'll take people back to this one. Wonderful find!
Great breakfasts steal the show at this Mediterranean mainstay on Capitol Hill..
Local art adorns the aqua-blue walls, setting the informal Mediterranean mood somewhere between cafe and bistro. Service is very friendly, but servers can be a bit overwhelmed during breakfast and dinner rushes.
It's hard to beat breakfast, particularly their version of eggs Benedict--two poached eggs perched atop a pair of potato pancakes, melted Gouda and doused in a bath of sumptuous tomato sauce instead of hollandaise. At dinner, the menu is more Mediterranean than Greek, with Moroccan chicken and Italian risotto joining the usual lineup of hummus and baba ghanoush. A lamb burger smothered in garlicky tzatziki, served with perfect sweet potato fries offers a Greek twist on standard diner fare. The restaurant boasts a variety of vegetarian options, including salads and pastas like the house special--sauteed, crispy penne with eggplant, olives and capers.
Great Breakfast choices. Food was outstanding. Very reasonable prices. Quality of the food was outstanding. Menu prices of the food choices was very reasonable or a (one $) on this sites rating scale. Definately will be back. Service was slightly better than average. The apparent popularity of the resturant kept the waiters very busy. Establishment was busy but we were seated fairly quickly. 16 year olds to 60 seemed to be the customers age range and that was sort nice not having very young children in the resturant. This made for a quiet enjoyable meal for adults. Single drawback to the business was parking availablity in the local area.
Friday Brunches - Best excuse for a long lunch.
good atmosphere, good coffee, and great omelettes.
be sure to try the sweet tater fries. yummmmy!
best breakfast joint on the hill. it's a a great way to start your day and weekend! The service is awesome and the food is even better.
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