339 Springfield Ave, Summit
Hours: Mon–Thurs, 9 am–3 pm, 5–9 pm; Fri, 9 am–3 pm, 5–10 pm; Sat, 9–4 pm, 5–10 pm; Sun, 9–4 pm, 5–9 pm
Style: Scandinavian bistro. White-on-white decor complemented by dark wood floors and Eames-inspired molded chairs.
Don’t Miss: The Portobella and goat cheese omelette ($9), with creamy, herbed goat cheese and sauteed mushrooms served with Balthazar white Pullman toast is a great blend of flavors in just the right portions. The Comfort crepes ($10), packed with scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, and cheddar Jack cheese topped with Hollandaise sauce and neatly wrapped in paper-thin French pancakes are terrifically filling. Satisfy a morning sweet tooth with cookie dough pancakes ($7), milk-and-cereal French toast ($8) (corn-flake crusted Balthazar brioche with vanilla custard filling and a drizzle of honey), or the Nutella crêpe ($7) with bananas and powdered sugar. On the lighter side, whole-wheat croissants ($5) are served with sweet, smooth berry jam, butter, and honey, and the yogurt parfait ($6) is made with Greek-style yogurt, granola, and fruit. Lunch is equally diverse with salads such as fried calamari caesar topped with pecorino ($11) and lobster grilled cheese (a blend of fontina, gruyere, and poached lobster chunks) served with light, crisp house-made french fries ($12). Dinner selections—innovative burgers ($11-$12), steak frites ($22), and chicken pot pie ($13)—are also hits.
Heads Up: Kid-friendly BYO can buzz with noise and activity, but the menu is sophisticated and tasty enough to please tikes and parents alike.
The Scoop: There’s plenty of free parking in a lot diagonally behind the restaurant, and one block from the train station.Click here to leave a comment
What's a Quick Bite? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.