open_door-2-9164939I recently received a discount code for 50% off brunch at Open Door Gastropub – and let’s face it; I love a good deal!  I’ve passed by Open Door many a time. From the sidewalk, it looks like any normal gastropub.  I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in for brunch and saw a huge dining area in the back.  My eating buddy and I perused the menu – we had about 8 selections to choose from:

The selections ranged from $11 to $17 (for the steak and eggs), and each entree came with a cocktail or juice – woohoo!  I decided to stick with the classics and go with the Eggs Benedict:

Open Door’s Eggs Benedict was pretty standard, but perfectly acceptable – rich, creamy Hollandaise, perfectly poached eggs, and thick cut bacon.  The home fries were a little mushy for my liking, but that might just be a personal preference thing.

Eating buddy ordered the Pear & Walnut French Toast, with cinnamon cream.  I don’t usually order sweet brunch items, but I really liked this dish!  The thick cut, stuffed French toast was soft and pillowy, and the tang of the jelly prevented the overall dish from being cloyingly sweet.  I admit I liked this much better than eating buddy did.

Open Door isn’t the best brunch place in the world, but it is not bad especially if you have a 50% off coupon.  If you’re in the FiDi neighborhood, it’s worth at least a stop-by.

Open Door Gastropub

110 John St. (btw Pearl/Cliff)