I was so excited to have a good southern brunch with my husband. Our sneaky way to celebrate Valentines Day the weekend before it happens. That way we don’t have to deal with the overpriced, prefixed, terrible food that Valentines Day usually produces.
Having a craving for something with country style breakfast food led me to find Seersucker in Carroll Gardens. Chef Robert Newton formerly of Tabla, Aquavit, and Le Cirque opened this small place with locally driven southern food. Mainly from Carroll Street Green Market directly across the street. Sounds great right?
The restaurant has a clean modern design with reclaimed barn wood and vintage light fixtures. The tables are small, so be careful not to knock someones collard greens off the table when trying to sit down (like I almost did).
We started with bloody marys. I always say, its not a good bloody mary unless you can chew on it, and theirs were perfect. Mine had pickled crawdads, and both had just the right amount of horseradish.
The menu for brunch was simple and gave a great variety of sweet and savory to choose from. I absolutely had to have the pimento cheese grits. They were delicious, with bacon and a perfectly poached egg to break into my grits. I was a very happy girl! Regardless of the oily, overdressed salad that accompanied the meal. I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy. My husband and I shared an order. They were definitely our favorite part of the meal. Considering his country style pork hash was quite dull, and under seasoned. Thankfully, the eggs and biscuits saved him.
Overall it was good food, but not WOW food. The service was excellent. But somehow there was a certain lack of homeyness that good country food needs.