Tom's Restaurant in Prospect Heights is a Brooklyn institution that looks like it fell out of a just-cracked-open time capsule. I had an enjoyable brunch there yesterday with Joey.
Waiters offered coffee and strawberries and cream to those on line. It was good strong coffee.
Joey and I caught a lucky break by being a twosome and were able to leapfrog ahead of some larger groups. I ordered Sweet Potato Pancakes with crispy bacon; Joey got a vegetable omelette with French fries and wheat toast.
The Mango Walnut Pancakes would have been my second choice. The Lemon Ricotta Pancakes also sounded interesting. I was definitely gonna get pancakes.
The SPPs came with three kinds of butter—lemon, cinnamon, and strawberry—and syrup. I enjoyed them, though the sweet potato–ness came through more in color than in flavor.
The interior of the restaurant is more than a little cramped but it's homey and kitschy. The service was friendly and attentive to our coffee needs.
I'll be back.
And now for a few more photos. First up, a couple of shots of the still Christmasy exterior:
And a couple shots of the crowded, cute, and—above our table—churchy interior: