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Friday, October 15, 2010
Five Star Sunday Brunch at the Crestline Seafood Company
Nestled behind a big beautiful tree on a cozy corner on Church Street in Mountain Brook is a hidden gem called the Crestline Seafood Company. With a name like that, I expected to walk in to see a place that was half seafood market & half cafe. To my surprise, it was actually a very quaint & inviting restaurant.
The first review is from 10/3/10, one week after the debut of their Sunday brunch. My friend and I arrived shortly after 11:00 a.m.
Atmosphere: quaint, modern, very bright , w/ semi-exposed kitchen so that you can view & smell the delightful creations. They also have outdoor seating & great music at a moderate level.
Wait staff: Very friendly, knowledgeable & accommodating
Price: Average prices for a nice simple brunch. My meal was $9.95 my companion(s) $7.95 & $9.95.
What we had:On 10/3/10 I had the shrimp & grits topped w/ bacon bit creole gravy w/ side salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette dressing. This is the BEST salad dressing EVER!!
My dining companion decided to try the home-made waffles topped w/ fresh cut strawberries w/ bacon. We also were able to get a couple of glasses of mimosas (AFTER 12 noon of course)
On 10/10/10 I had a repeat of the Shrimp & grits with slightly more gravy than last time. I personally prefer less and will specify less this time. My dining companion had the blackened salmon w/ creamy slaw. The slaw is more of a gourmet recipe than a typical "southern" slaw.
On a scale of 1-10, I give The Crestline Seafood Company a 9
If brunch was an Olympic sport, I would say they get the gold.
Sunday Brunch is served from 11-2 each Sunday!! Call for regular hours of operation I'm sure you will not be disappointed!