People. Get thee to Reyla. I finally got over there for brunch today, and the only thing I can complain about is the fact that there were 3 of us and we wanted to order one of everything!
My friends hadn’t been there yet, and I think one of them was a little unsure about some of the less-than-commonly-known ingredients, but he ended up ordering the whole wheat pancake with tehina-maple syrup and pear compote, and we was raving from bite #1. He also enjoyed a sample of his husband’s lobster eggs benedict, which was a special. I’ve been on a shakshuka kick of late and was absolutely thrilled by their rendition, which featured eggplant/tomato puree and a duck egg. How have I not been eating this my entire life?!? Seriously–just the right amount of heat, and perfect on such a cold morning. The coffee was excellent (it’s from Small World Coffee in Princeton; while I was surprised they weren’t using one of the local roasters, I can give them a pass because it’s REALLY good). The service was terrific. Oh, and we may have nibbled on some of the harissa-spiced fries while we browsed the menu. OMG. $54 + tip for all of this delishusness. ETA: the ketchup was so good one friend was eating it with a spoon and declared it’s the best he’s ever had. Housemade, of course.
As I said, get thee to Reyla. Wednesday is still their lamb burger night; a burger, fries, and a beer or glass of wine for $16.