This place could be great. Excellent location, next to the parkway. Beautiful old building, with wall decorations straight out of an antique store. But...but...but.
The place is very poorly lit; difficult to see what your're eating, unless you're seated near a window for brunch.
Prix fixe Sunday Brunch menu is well put together & is served buffet style. However, you get what you pay for, I guess. Gristle-ridden, tepid roast beef; stay with the ham. Avoid the home fries. They look good, but have the consistency of pulp, when you eat them. Lox is good, but bagels are precut & dried out. Salad is OK. Dessert table more than adequate, but most offerings were overly sweet. Stay with the cookies. They were good.
The mixed drinks included in the prix fixe brunch were a joke. They weren't Bloody Marys, more like Virgin Marys. After tasting our drinks, we declined the waiter's offering of a glass of champagne.
Service staff performance was OK. (But they were always ready to grab your plate, if you didn't hold on to it.)
If you're craving a prixe fixe brunch on a Sunday at this place, go for the first seating not the second. The food will be fresher that way.
This place has "pretensions of grandeur." Too bad it doesn't live up to its own expectations.