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The Elephant & Castle fail.

December 17, 2009

One of my friends (the same one who reviewed RARE for us) was super hyped up to check out this brunch place in the West Village. His thoughts? Check it:

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On Saturday, we went to this place Elephant & Castle which has ridiculously good reviews on Yelp and long lines for brunch. It’s supposedly THE brunch place in the West Village.

So, basically in our group, some people were whelmed but most were underwhelmed by the taste and portion size. The hashbrowns were OK, but everything tasted kind of healthy and bland.

Avocado and Wild Mushrooms, and Toasted English Muffin, $11.50

Avocado and Wild Mushrooms, and Toasted English Muffin, $11.50

Canyonland Poached Eggs, with Balsamic Jus, Fresh Tarragon, Tomatoes, $11.50

Canyonland Poached Eggs, with Balsamic Jus, Fresh Tarragon, Tomatoes, $11.50

Yukon Brunch with Country Eggs, Spinach Puree, Hash Browns and Grilled Tomatoes, $12

Yukon Brunch with Country Eggs, Spinach Puree, Hash Browns and Grilled Tomatoes, $12

OH, the only great thing was the hot chocolate which is thin but somehow retains a very rich chocolatey flavor. It also comes out in a bowl.

Overall, this place was really meh. Especially considering we waited an hour to get a table since there were a bunch of people before us and our group had nine people.

Also, no cute waitress. WTF.

Restaurant Info:
Elephant & Castle

68 Greenwich Ave
(between 11th St & S 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
212-243-1400
West Village


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Shy

2 thoughts on “The Elephant & Castle fail.

  1. Nada

    Better Brunch place: Garage in the West Village. DELICIOUS meals, extremely tasty virgin mary all for like $15, with live Jazz! :)

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