Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brunching in Brooklyn at DuMont

DuMont Exterior in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


Something became glaringly clear to me the other day as I was updating the archives of Restaurant Reviews on Taste As You Go. I have failed in taking advantage of my proximity to the G train. I don't eat in Brooklyn nearly as often as I should. I've only reviewed one Brooklyn restaurant -- The River Cafe -- and that was back in 2008, back when I was still figuring out this whole blogging thing.

2008?!?

Thankfully, I met up with my friend Mary for brunch in Brooklyn not too long ago, and I can begin remedying this horribly embarrassing situation.



Interior of DuMont in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


While DuMont boasts a spacious outdoor seating area, complete with a treehouse, the actual interior is tiny. The ├╝ber-planner in me was relieved that we thought ahead and made a reservation. Not only were we seated right away, but we were also given one of the best tables in the place (in a little nook, next to the window).


Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts at DuMont in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


After we placed our orders, Mary and I were given a complimentary dish of Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts to nosh on while we sipped our coffee. The gesture was appreciated because we were both extremely hungry, but I was disappointed because the doughnuts tasted as if they had been sitting out for a while. They weren't warm and were slightly hard. Nothing like the Brioche Doughnuts at Craftbar or even the Housemade Raised Donuts at The Standard Grill.


Huevos Rancheros at DuMont in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


Now, I spent a good deal of time studying Dumont's brunch menu before making my way out to Williamsburg, and I had decided that I wanted the Duck Confit Hash ($13). Unfortunately, they were already out of it by the time Mary and I got there! So, I ordered my second choice, the Huevos Rancheros ($11) -- two any-style eggs served with a flour tortilla, charred tomato salsa, black beans, cheddar cheese, and guacamole. The eggs were cooked perfectly, and I derived much pleasure from tearing off bits of the tortilla to dip in the decadently runny yolks. Since I tend to like things on the spicy side rather than on the smoky side, I would have preferred a little more heat in the salsa, but, honestly, I enjoyed the dish so much, I didn't leave a trace of food behind.

Next time, I'm going to insist that Mary and I have brunch in the treehouse. And I'm most definitely going to insist on the Duck Confit Hash.

DuMont
432 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7717 | Online Reservations | Map

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