The patio is lively, and the food—breakfast and lunch all day—is killer. Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh fruit or housemade granola is a healthful way to go, but why bother in the face of stone-ground grits with cheese and bacon? Other serious rationales for indulgence: brioche French toast topped with bananas and citrus caramel and a skirt steak sandwich covered in caramelized shallots and blue cheese hollandaise.
Best Breakfasts, April 2006
Breakfast at Square One Dining
is a celebration of carefully sourced, mostly organic dishes offered until 4 p.m. Satiny hollandaise turns house-cured wild salmon and eggs on a potato pancake into a dazzling Benedict. Applewood smoke permeates the Nueske’s bacon. The hormone-free eggs are intensely flavored, and the grits taste of just-picked corn.