Brunch is one of the best mealtimes in my opinion. I love to cook it at home (in fact I could probably eat breakfast food all day) but, it is nice to go out for brunch once in a while. So, I went in search of some of the best brunch places in my area according to my fellow Google reviewers.
Brown Bear Diner
*Brown Bear Dinner does not seem to have a legitimate website*
One of the highest-rated diners (according to the Google reviews) in Niagara Falls, NY seems to be Brown Bear at 6124 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. The photos of the restaurant itself show the brown bear decor. I feel that the theme is a little too overdone or that it is simply not done well. The menu is extensive and seems to offer a nice variety of breakfast and lunch food.
They also have some unique items on the menu such as their Pineapple Upside-down cakes breakfast. From the look of the food pictures provided by the customers, I have to say that the home fries are not cooked long enough. The bacon looks rubbery as though it is precooked and then warmed. I do think the salads and greenery/ vegetables on the sandwiches appear fresh but that they don’t offer a “wow” factor.
Third Street Retreat Eatery and Pub
Third Street Retreat Eatery is located at 250 Rainbow boulevard here in Niagara Falls, NY. In comparison to the Brown Bear, Third Street Retreat Eatery and Pub seem much more put together and far more receptive to the customers. The theme is unique and almost nostalgic but still emits a young and hip vibe. The pictures of the food show me care and consideration.
By that, I mean that the food looks properly cooked, put together, fresh, and presented to the customer perfectly! Based on the reviews people seem to love the food, the decor, and the service. This restaurant has received the “small business of the year” award. I would most definitely try this restaurant for brunch!
773 North in Grand Island, NY
773 North is located at 2749 Grand Island Boulevard in Grand Island, NY. The customers’ reviews on Google tell me that they love the food and the service here at 773 North even when the restaurant is busy and they have to wait for their food. Usually, when customers are forced to wait for service their reviews are quite negative but, not in this case! That alone has piqued my interest.
I decided to look at their website and the first words to jump off the page at me include “homemade”, “gourmet”, and “classic”. Looking at the food pictures posted from the customers I can only describe it as “made with love”. So far, this restaurant is jumping off the page and practically screaming at me to try it! Now, in terms of brunch food, 773 North actually offers a special “Sunday brunch” menu. It is a simple and short brunch menu but the menu items themselves look organized and well-done. Everything about this restaurant makes me want to try it!
If I were looking for a place to enjoy brunch with the people I love then, I would look for a place that provides food made with love and 773 North in Grand Island, is it! I am booking a Mother’s Day brunch for my mom and me right now!
The Villa in Lewison, NY
*The Villa does not seem to have a legitimate website*
The last place I found that would be great for brunch is The Villa located at 769 Cayuga Street in Lewiston, NY. The one thing that Google customer reviews rave about is the service. In fact, one reviewer noted that they requested something off-menu and not only did the chef make it but it exceeded their expectations! Not many restaurants are willing to veer off the menu that they are familiar with. This to me is a sign of a true chef and a caring restaurant.
Based on the pictures I can see that the establishment is clean and cared for. The chef seems to know how to cook steak which many brunch places fail at. The home fries seem less done than I would prefer but overall all of the food looks presentable, edible, and appealing.