29 July 2012: Today I had lunch at Firestones Restaurant in Frederick MD with my dad, who took me out for my birthday (which was earlier this month).
I didn't think to make reservations, so we waited 10 minutes or so for a table upstairs (a few high tops were available on the main level of the restaurant). Next time I'll be sure to reserve a table next to the window. However, there was one table near the window that was empty the entire time we were there (1.5 hours), so it was disappointing that we were not seated there.
Firestones has a very nice brunch menu with lots of choices. Dad started with the smoked salmon that was topped with a corn salsa. We asked for some bread for the salmon, which he received thinly sliced garlic toast - perfect.
I had the tuna tartare that came on top of a bed of jullienned cucumber and some sesame crackers. Both were very good and beautifully presented.
For my brunch entree, I had the eggs benedict, which came with Canadian bacon topped with a very light hollandaise sauce. Home fries were included. The eggs were perfectly cooked - runny.
Dad had the crab cake, served with fries and red cabbage. He said the crab cake was good but has had better crab cakes in Annapolis where he lives. Fries were "okay" and the cabbage "just plate decor."
Service from Kris was excellent. He was very friendly, polite, and attentive.
Overall, a lovely brunch with my dad and a place I will return to in the near future