To kick off my week-long vacation I decided to get an early start on eating out for the week by going to breakfast on Saturday morning at a hotel. Mela, my breakfast buddy, and I met at the Atrium restaurant in the in Rye Brook. They serve, not a brunch, which they serve also on Sundays.
The breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings is available from 7 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. For Mondays through Fridays, it's from 6:30 am to 10:15 am.
First off, the Atrium offers an upscale atmosphere, with a beautiful table setting of fine linens, dishes and service.
We actually had a great corner table so we were able to carry on a conversation. The other tables surrounding us were filled with families, couples and groups all smiling and happy—all relaxed and in vacation mode. It was like we actually were away on a real vacation when we were really just eating breakfast out locally.
The buffet offered an abundant amount of choices. There was a fresh fruit table that was very appetizing and appealing. The hooded serving dishes were being refilled frequently, so everything was being put out fresh and hot.
The coffee was flavorful, strong and good, with frequent refills given without requests. The best part about the buffet breakfast was Mela and I didn’t have to share anything.
Our first stop was the omelet station. I ordered a ham, onion and cheddar omelet, Mela had a tomato, mushroom and cheddar omelet. We both agreed that the omelets were done well and delicious.
The bacon was crispy, but the home fries did not fare well in the hooded serving dish. Their taste was good, but they were not crispy potatoes the way we liked them. This also was the fate of their waffles.
I loved that they had small individual waffles. They tasted good, but
they didn’t have that crispy outside I love. Mela liked the raisin French toast, but I thought it was OK. We both thought the pancakes needed more fluff and flavor. We each tried a mini-corn muffin and piece of bagel. Both were very enjoyable.
The total cost for two was $41.81, but this included the tip, which was pre-added to the bill. The price was well worth the whole package of ambience and abundance of food offered. After this experience, I can’t wait for our next close-to-home and not-on-vacation breakfast meal!
Where do you go to breakfast? Please share the name and town of your favorite breakfast spot in the comment section.
Doral Arrowwood Atrium
975 Anderson Hill Rd.
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