Ottomanelli NY Grill
1424 Lexington Avenue at 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
Okay Ottomanelli, if you state that you open at 11am, open at 11am. Don’t make Lily and I waste time at a nearby snobby pet store. And they were still setting up while patrons such as us were ready to place orders. Hmm.
All might be forgotten because this place has a sick brunch deal on the weekends. For $10, you get two alcoholic drinks (mimosa, Prosecco, Bloody Mary), tea or coffee, and an entree. Some of the entree choices included challah french toast, frittatas, and omelettes. Lily and I settled on burgers. There is a wide selection of cheeses to pick from which helped mollify me. I decided to mix it up and nix blue in favor of creamy goat. Service was slightly nice though inattentive and a little slow, oh well (I asked for tea and got coffee). I asked for our seconds of booze and we were both served the same drink as our first even though that’s not what we wanted. At least we could trade because Lily and I both wanted the same drinks in the reverse order. And the mimosas and Proseccos were having no complaints for me. Bloody Mary fans, you’ll have to find out how they are yourself.
Waffle fries do mix it up a little (ah, memories of Chick-fil-A) , and the huge pickle wedge is fab. No tomato served with the burger oddly enough, maybe Ottomanelli thinks ketchup will serve both roles? Earning points with me was the generosity of the goat cheese serving. Meat-wise, you basically can’t go wrong with a burger from a restaurant that has its own butcher shop.
On our way out, the waiter stopped us because he thought we were talking about his hometown in Florida. We weren’t. ??? If you’re dying to have a killer brunch deal in this economy, you’ll find it in several locations in the Upper East of Ottomanelli NY Grills.