We arrived at 9:15ish and patiently stood in line, by the time we made it to the hostess stand we were told that the wait would be about 45 minutes, considering it was Mother’s Day and we didn’t have a reservation we said ok. After an hour we checked back in and were told “oh, it’ll be another 15 minutes”. We said we just wanted to know if we should go somewhere else if it was going to be much longer, the hostess said “NO, NO, don’t leave” (we should have left). That 45-minute wait turned into 2 hours! We kept rationalizing saying we’ve waiting this long; it can’t be much longer. We were originally seated outside at a booth that was practically on the sidewalk. It was the farthest booth away from the buffet, people who were waiting to be seated were sitting there because they didn’t realize it was part of the eating area, because there were intersecting walkways there was a breeze blowing that added to the already chilly weather. We asked to be seated inside, we were told they would put us back on the list. We waited another 20 minutes after which the hostess proceeded to walk us back outside. At this point I said never mind, I’m out of here, it’s not worth it. She then proceeded to seat us a table near the hostess stand that I notice had been empty the entire time we had been in line (I’m sure it’s reserved for such situations). The $44 dollars was expected for a holiday brunch but the fact that no beverages were included was ridiculous. Most brunches include at the least a mimosa. The selection on the buffet was varied but the not what was expected given the reputation of the restaurant.
I enjoyed my trip to Memphis but could have skipped Owen Brennan’s.