If you only have one day for breakfast skip Mother's and get to the Bijou!
I will preface this review by saying that I worked in restaurants for years & still have investments in some. I might notice or see things others may not ( at times unfortunately ).
We were there this last Sunday morning. It's was bustling & busy. I was surprised at how efficient the host was, she seemed to get everyone seated in a much more timely manner than I expected. She was kind & kept us posted on her progress with our table since we were a larger party. I watched several people hound her & question her. She responded warmly each time. I was already impressed.
Once sat at our table we had friendly prompt service. The menu & special board was filled with tempting options. Omelets & eggs were cooked to perfection. Everyone loved what they had. Great coffee. Mimosas are $10 but they're big and the champagne is quality & the juice is fresh squeezed. Worth every penny.
I don't often see a staff like this. They seemed happy. I saw them work seamlessly together. The support staff were a great team together as well as with the rest of the staff. We were sat near the partly open kitchen. I heard friendly exchanges between the chefs and the servers. Not always the case in most restaurants I've ever worked in.
It's almost as if all of the staff were working together for the same common goal.
What a concept!?
My suspicion is that someone behind the scenes here knows what they're doing
( they have been open for 4 decades with the same owner ) & that the staff knows they have found a good gig. It shows on their faces. It shows through the food.
It shows through the unwillingness to sacrifice quality local everything ( down to the ketchup & jam ) to cut corners or costs.
Bijou is a no brainer. Thank you for the great Sunday brunch. We will be back!
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