For weeks now, I’ve been hearing all about the hype surrounding Carroll Gardens’ new restaurant Seersucker. Finally, I had the chance to test out the Southern-style eatery offering upscale comfort food, including a brunch menu. The verdict? Believe the hype.
Take note– Sunday brunch starts at 11am. I arrived early, as I didn’t think to check, but was seated promptly at 11, at a comfortable window table, which I have deemed the best seat in the house. The decor is classic and and simple, with exposed brick walls, gray paint, and wood tables– but still has Southern homestyle details– like the wall of pickled food jars in front of the kitchen.
The dinner menu offers Southern classics– like Shrimp & Grits and Chicken & Dumplings, but I chose to brunch it– with dishes like two local eggs with country style pork hash and biscuit, buttermilk pancakes, and poached farm eggs with fried green tomatoes, country ham, and spicy hollandaise. One of my favorite features? The bottomless cup of coffee– Counter Culture brand from North Carolina.
If you want a brunch with a friendly atmosphere, perfectly cooked eggs, strong coffee, and a biscuit with warm honey butter (YES- honey butter!) choose Seersucker at 329 Smith Street. I’m impressed.