First of all, the atmostphere and ambiance in the Harryman House is excellent. They have done a wonderful job using the given space to create an excellent dining experince from the glass sun room, to including the original half-timbered walls of the house. Unlike some restaurants in old houses, you know that you're in a historic home, but it doesn't feel like the transition from house to restaurant was forced, which creates an awkward cacaphony of historic decorum and sterile kitchen.
The food for brunch was excellent and decently priced. They have rotating specials, which is always a plus, and the brunch actually had character. Sunday brunch's always seem to have the same thing, and many upscale restaurants simply feel they can simply take a gourmet approach to blaise standards to produce a quality menu. This is not the case. Nor is it the case with the Harryman House. The menu, of course, includes the standards, but everything is done with a twist. Eggs Benedict is given a regional flare with the inclusion of crab meat and Chesapeake seasoning, and the chicken and waffles was just a fun to eat as it was to look at. They do a great job of making brunch an event again and not just the ritualistic pilgramiage to the local grease hole to soak up all the bad decisions of the night before.
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