The Old Port is a great place to do brunch with lots of options and scenic backdrops of historic buildings and the waterfront. With its rich history and a multitude of optionsspread throughout there is something for everyone’s taste and Suite 701 has some interesting options for your taste buds.
Before we begin, I have to state that I know the owners of Suite 701 and in order to be neutral in my review I have to disclose that. Although, during our visit, none of the owners were present nor did any of the staff recognize us so we got the normal client experience. Suite 701 offers an incredible décor with its large ceiling, ability to host large groups and its all-you-can-drink formula. They also have a DJ spinning on Sundays for that energetic ambiance to keep the party going from the night before.
The viennoiserie platter ($14) had scones, croissants, crumpets, brioche and varied jams. This platter was quite impressive and good for a group so you can share something to start off with.
In between our starter and our main we started the all-you-can-drink option at $25. Oddly, we started with a smoothie ($6) which has no alcohol in it but that day had a mix of berries and had a good thickness and taste. This drink is also covered in the all-you-can-drink option and for those designated drivers they can get a few of these and still take part in the all-you-can-drink fun (albeit responsibly).
We also tried the Bloody Caesar, Gentleman’s mimosa and normal mimosa. The mimosa is a classic and you can’t go wrong with it. There was bridal party a few table over and they were taking full advantage of the all-you-can-drink options and so many mimosas were being shuttled to their table. .
The bloody Caesar was interesting since they used Franks red hot, Clamato, 701 spices, celery with Cheez Whiz. The addition of Cheez Whiz is different, and points should be awarded for creativity since few places in the city do anything different with bloody Caesars; although, we weren’t won over by it but I should also note that none of us really like Cheez Whiz on its own anyway. The gentleman’s mimosa is vodka, white beer, orange juice and pineapple juice. This is a contrasting taste to the normal mimosa as this has more of a beer flavour but a light one since it is a white beer.
Our dishes started to arrived as we were finishing up our first round. Being an eggs Benedict ($16) lover, I was drawn to a line in the description that said it was cooked to 63 degrees. Now, 63 degrees is the ideal temperature for poached eggs. Scientists have spent many delicious hours working on this. I must say: they are right! The consistency of the egg was perfect and it was everything I wanted in a poached egg. This dish also came with a sides of potatoes that were done somewhere between mashed and whole but added some willingness to the dish and they were quite impressive and delivered on the taste front.
The eggs and beef ribs dish ($22) is gargantuan; you get a large portion of ribs topped with an egg. If you are hungry this will satisfy you for sure. The ribs are meaty and you even get a marrow underneath for those bone marrow fans.
Having wrapped up the food we returned to the drinks. Even thought we had all of them on the menu, the one that stood out the most was the Patron coffee shake which is comprised of coffee flavoured Patron tequila, frangelico, Galliano and cream. This came to us almost like a milkshake. It is thick with a strong taste of chocolate and cream. This is a sweet fun drink and was our clear favourite.
Service Either it was our waitresses first day or we were cursed. Although pleasant and helpful explaining the dishes, forgot to bring some. We had to remind her for our drinks and she spilled one on the table. Fortunately, no one was sitting on that spot. Management did cover by comping one of our dishes which was nice and professional.
Vegetarian Vegetarians have a few options on the menu with almost half being meat free and some other items can have the meat item removed to make it vegetarian.
Wrap up Suite 701 brunch is a great spot for large groups and brunch events. The décor is great the all-you-can-drink formula and DJ make it an energetic selection. Dishes are plentiful and tasty.
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