Sunday, October 18, 2015

Don't Try to Reach the Bottom of Bottomless Mimosas

Libertine
3001 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612.877.7263

Sometimes bottomless mimosas on the menu are bottomless in name only. It's not really in a restaurant's best interest to be quick on the refill. When this happens (and one knows right away if this is the case) I spend a lot of time looking wistfully at my sad, empty glass trying to figure out a way to refill it just with the power of my own mind (never works). When I do get a refill I spend less time enjoying the mimosa and more time trying to get my mimosa to a level where the next time the server returns they'll offer a refill without just chugging it down like some sort of weirdo.

This is not an issue at Libertine. They say bottomless and they mean it. Our server had a brilliant approach. Any time a single person needed a mimosa, he brought the whole table a new mimosa. That's a great approach if you ask me. I'd like to think that it made his life less difficult as well.

I had grand plans to write a long, detailed post about brunch at Libertine. Instead after brunch, Rachael and I went to Magers and Quinn for some tipsy shopping and I purchased the Enchanted Forest coloring book. Someone please tell me coloring all afternoon is a productive way to spend a Sunday.

Libertine was great, we had a delightful time. I'd love to tell you about the funny conversations we had or describe my meal in minute detail, but I've got some freaking bark and leaves to color.

Can't. Stop. Coloring.

Grades are below.

Amadeus-Chicken and waffles. Perfectly cooked fried chicken with good flavor (although it is no Revival chicken, but that is an unreasonable expectation). Decent little mini-waffles. The chorizo gravy was meh. A-.

Rachael-Crepes and grilled broccoli. A-.

Judy-Crispy tofu. Wonderful overall, best ever fruit platter, so A -...but crispy tofu needed to actually be crispy.

Alex-Soft scrambled eggs with bacon. I say B. I'm really irked by the music, but I get it. Also my eggs were good, but not amazing. I was tired of them by the end of the bowl. Good bacon.

Perley-Soft scrambled eggs with bacon. A all the way. Excellent mimosa service. Ample portions of food prepared very well.

Sarah-Salmon pastrami Benedict. B. Outstanding mimosa service. Salmon Pastrami Benedict was fine, not something I would order again though. Didn't particularly pick up the "pastrami spices", and would have preferred a more generous portion of salmon and slimmer portion of English muffin. Potatoes nicely crisped, but cold. Overall a good experience.

Jimmy-Classic breakfast. Libertine gets a B because my crispy hash browns were not hot.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, Judy said that this was the best breakfast she has ever had at a breakfast club and still gives it an A-? That sounds about right.

Longwell Kort said...

Visited there last weekend with a group of friends, and had all the fun we could handle. I really like the ambiance at this event space Chicago. There's a decent draft beer selection at a reasonable price and the bartenders are good at what they do.