A little over a month ago (how is it already October?!), K and I met up with some other fabulous bloggers (Sino Soul & One More Bite) after we had all snatched up Travel Zoo’s spectacular deal for brunch at Public Kitchen (located inside the ever-trendy Roosevelt Hotel). Although the deal has come and gone, you can still enjoy the amazing brunch at Public for a little extra dough than we paid, and we think it’s well worth it.
Brunch at Public runs every Saturday and Sunday from 11a-3p, and costs $35/person (+ an extra $6 if you tack on a bottomless beverage). You may be thinking that’s a little steep compared to your usual plate of pancakes and $5 mimosa at some other spots we’ve featured, but honestly you get (1) a most definitely cool location (if you haven’t been to Public yet, you will love it), (2) 3 courses that we guarantee will leave you stuffed and in a food coma and (3) endless mimosas/bellinis that are filled so quickly, you’ll probably need to hail a cab home.
K's Duck Confit Benedict
Start off your brunch with your choice of appetizer (most are non-brunchy so it’s a little odd to imagine meatballs followed by pancakes, but whatever), K went for the burrata and I chose the crab cake. Though both were good, I would go for the burrata next time and the salmon tartine that the rest of our table ordered looked delicious as well. Other appetizers that I want to try next time: the gnudi and the meatballs served with a poached egg.
On to second course, by now you’re probably on your 4th mimosa and looking for something heartier to soak up that bubbly, and Public’s offerings won’t disappoint. They’ve got something for everyone – the sweet (banana pecan pain perdu or lemon ricotta pancakes), the savory (4 types of benedicts and a few other egg-related mains), and the non-bruncher more of a luncher (diver scallops, steak frites, grilled cheese short rib sandwich, and the massive namesake burger). There are so many options for your second course, we’re glad they took the order early, because after those 3 or 4 mimosas, we would have had an even tougher time choosing.
And if you’re not full after that (meaning you are some sort of beast, because we were stuffed), you’ve also got your choice of dessert: sour cherry pie, salted caramel and chocolate puddings (our pick), and warm berliners.
This is one huge brunch, and you’ll probably end up spending the majority of your day trying to eat/drink your way through it, so don’t plan on doing anything after – unless it’s more boozing. Or sleeping.
Public Kitchen and Bar. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. 323.466.7000. http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/la/hollywood-roosevelt/eat/public-kitchen-and-bar