-4 Snaps! Strongly recommended
Ciccio's Water, part of the SOHO dominant Ciccio Restaurant Group, has the same vibe as their other properties. Service is fast and friendly and atmosphere bright with high energy.
Our party ran into a problem at the start as we had no reservation and were told it would be 20 - 30 minutes. We first decided to leave but a minute later came back prepared to wait. Upon returning we spoke with another hostess who seated us immediately. There were several open tables and the original delay made no sense. I will never understand the philosophy of making customers wait. It doesn't add any "buzz" to the place!
The brunch menu offers signature California bowls and variations on Eggs Benedict and pancakes. They also offer unique sandwiches involving eggs, burgers, and chicken.
I ordered the Benedictwich- their edition of Eggs Benedict. The Florentine fried eggs was cooked with the center still soft. Nice. The menu calls the ham grilled and thick. It's not all that thick and not large enough to cover the entire sandwich. The fresh spinach layer is just right and the Hollandaise sauce is perfectly creamy and the right consistency. It is served on a toasted roll that's too soft and large for this dish.
California Dreaming bowl- Scrambled eggs, spinach, fresh tomatoes, and fresh smashed avocados was ordered on a bed of potatoes. The dish is a nice combo of flavors and textures.
Being our first visit the house threw in complimentary Tiramisu, a large square of the Italian favorite. With the Ladyfinger layers being spongy and firm and the creamy fluffy custard filling prepped just right we made a short story of the dessert. Nicely done!
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