As the weekend approaches, it’s a good time to point out that this is the perfect time to think about where to hang out for a leisurely brunch with friends or family.
At Old Vine Kitchen & Bar, Chef Mark McDonald, an industry leader in creating as close to a scratch kitchen as possible, you’ll find hearty, delicious offerings that’ll not only satisfy your belly, but also your taste-buds.
Just about everything is made in-house, and you will never leave hungry. The cheddar biscuit in Open Faced ($18) which sits beneath an omelet smothered in house made chipotle gravy, is house-made, and not surprisingly, is the most popular item on the brunch menu.
Reuben Omelet ($18) is exceptional, with artisan pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, enveloped in a fluffy pillow of eggs, finished with house Russian dressing drizzle and garnished with pickled onions.
Make sure you get a little of everything to create the most glorious bite! The pickled onions are fantastic and I definitely wanted more of it.
Surprisingly, my non-sweet palate fell completely in love with French Toast ($18) reimagined by using croissants, and served “brick”-style. This clever substitution gives each bite a varied textural mouthfeel that’s far more enticing than its usual, soft, mushy counterpart which I’m generally not a fan of.
The beautiful blueberry sauce is pleasantly tart, balancing what could’ve been a cloyingly sweet offering. This, is a masterpiece in itself which I’m happy to eat again and again.
Relax on the back patio, sipping on mimosas, and enjoy the hospitality and great service of Old Vine Kitchen this weekend!
*Weekend Brunch Saturday/Sunday from 10.30am
*Rooftop Bar open Thursday-Sunday nights, dinner 6-9pm
*Dinner & Live Jazz every Tuesday 6-9pm dinner/music 7-10pm
Old Vine Kitchen and Bar
2937 Bristol St, #a103
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: (714) 545-1411