It has been a while since I have had a brunch that really impressed me. A brunch where every dish served to me was clearly created with a lot of care and pride on the part of the chef.
I had heard bits about Table here and there but it’s tucked away in a neighborhood I don’t often find myself in, so I would keep forgetting to make a trip for brunch. I saw something recently about Table’s new pre-fix brunch menu and decided to make reservations for the first Sunday the new menu was served.
The atmosphere was great, with a large glass garage door that was open on that cool, rainy morning. Tables are a places bit close together, which may be a bit much for some people during a busy dinner rush, but we had plenty of space for our visit. They also have some seating on the second floor and a roof deck that I plan to visit for happy hour very soon.
The menus are designed to look like the composition books you used in school, with hand written menus inside. As Tom Sietsema noted in his review, these get stolen often and I can see why! No, I did not take one.
They will change the menu regularly but to give you an idea of what to expect: our five-course meal started with amazing homemade yogurt with granola and vanilla. Next, we were served smoked salmon with crème fraîche, lemon and chives. It was mouth-watering but was bumped to second place after I tasted the prosciutto-goat cheese mille-feuille with figs.
The fourth and main course was steak and eggs. The steak was a little more cooked than I usually order but it was very good. The poached eggs were picture (and taste) perfect, something I appreciate after having a few too many over-poached eggs at brunch.
Finally, dessert: a small, but perfectly sized scoop of homemade vanilla gelato with some crunchy topping that added a great texture to the smooth gelato.
The food was great, the service was great and I definitely plan to return for dinner soon. The only thing I would say they need to work on is the mimosas: a little less orange juice and a little more champagne, please! But with the $12 bottomless option, it’s still a perfect choice.
Table is located at 903 N Street NW, and brunch is served every Sunday from 11 am-2 pm.