Having been for Vinoteca‘s happy hour we were due to try their brunch. The $10 bottomless option and the freedom to switch between three brunch libations was the main draw.
When entering the restaurant I approached a friendly waitress in need. Her hands were full so I dutifully held the door open for her. The aforementioned waitress-in-need ended up being our server. This turned out to be wonderful luck.
Vinoteca is a popular brunch spot and you aren’t likely to get a table without reservations or a significant wait. Luckily, there were a few spots in the bar section. This could have made for a cramped feeling brunch, but it ended up being a delightful experience. Our waitress was great at refilling the drinks, and bringing us a mixed variety to try.
When we attended happy hour we sampled several dishes and there wasn’t a regret to be found. So we jumped right in when ordering. Pork belly? Throw it our way. Bacon infused bloody Mary? Sure! Why not. Vinoteca’s menu seemed to be just the right blend of familiar dishes with interesting twists.
Caryn got the eggs benedict with duck confit. The proportions here were perfect. A standby with some fancy.
If you’ve never had pork belly, Vinoteca is a good place to try it. It’s sort of like a steak of bacon, and at Vinoteca it comes as a side. Pair it with something reliable. Our friend got it with a bagel sandwich.
Long story short: Vinoteca is one of our favorites. You just can’t beat the bottomless deal, and you can’t pick the wrong thing on the menu. Everything is solid, and there are always new and different things to try. The deal makes it a possible regular stop, but it’s nice enough for a special occasion or guest in town. Everyone else knows this though, so especially with more than two people, we recommend making a reservation.