Was there today for the first time since I was a child when I went with my parents. Had no recollection of the food, just that it had a nice outdoor seating area. With a name like “Starving Artist” I was expecting a young hipster crowd. Boy was I wrong! There aren’t enough !!! for how wrong I was. Aside from Justin and I, there was maybe one other table without white hair. I imagine weekends might be different. Anyway, as I always say, “You don’t go to a restaurant to stare at walls”…or in this case, senior citizens!
Justin had a combo of blueberry crumbcake and banana nut pancakes with bacon. I went with Eggs Benedict which I usually avoid because no one can poach an egg properly (such as the nearby Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach which was God awful). This was nailed to perfection. Hollandaise was not too rich, the English muffin crisply toasted, and there was ample ham hidden below the eggs. Home fries were well-done, which I ordered. Justin loved his. I snagged a bite and they were good.
The prices are more than reasonable for the area. There is a small indoor seating area but the outside is the place to be. It’s like a courtyard, partially covered and partially open. On a Thursday at 1 PM there was a short wait for an outside table. Was worth it.