I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patty’s Day!! I spent most of the day at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade with family and friends. Filled up on corned beef and irish soda bread!! Cleveland hit a record of about 500,000 people downtown for the parade and days festivities! Look at all the people in The Arcade watching the fire men play the bag pipes!
Jordan had a long day of work ahead of him on Sunday …yes, a Sunday 😦 … So we decided to grab some brunch at Grumpy’s Cafe in Tremont! We both had never been but have heard only good things!
We arrived around 10:30, thinking we would beat the crowd or that people would still be sleeping from the festivities the day before. The place was packed!! We were not expecting that many people to be there, and neither did the servers! We were a little skeptical of our decision to come when we first walked in. No one greeted us for about 5 minutes, even though many servers had walked past us. We realized they were extremely busy and decided to be patient. Finally one of the waitresses came and took down our name and said it would be about a 15 minute wait. We didn’t mind. It was another beautiful and sunny day in Cleveland, so we went to sit out on a bench outside the restaurant. The wait ended up only being 5 minutes, so not too bad!
Grumpy’s does not serve alcohol but it is BYOB. Coffee was a drink of choice for the morning. Their mugs were like what you would find in your cabinets at home that you have collected over the past several years as souvenirs or gifts. The mugs went perfectly with the decor and laid back atmosphere (although it was extremely busy!) of the restaurant.
Everything on the menu sounded delicious! Jordan did not order his usual steak and eggs and instead ordered the steak and mushroom omelette, served with Grumpy’s cajun home fries and toast. (so I guess it was still steak and eggs! haha) I ordered the “West 14th Special”, home-made corned beef hash with 2 eggs of choice (mine over easy) with toast.
Service was very slow. The waitress was not even coming to our table to fill up our water and coffee. Jordan was getting very “hangry” (anger caused by hunger).
She finally came over to refill our drinks and apologized to us and explained that they were down one server. Soon enough our food was ready and it was time to chow down!
You would think after St. Patrick’s Day I would be sick of corned beef, but this dish was a perfect way to end the holiday weekend! Although the service was slow, I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I definitely recommend Grumpy’s Cafe. The food and atmosphere are great! I would also like to point out that they have WiFi- So it’s a perfect place if you want to grab a bite to eat and get some work done! Or I noticed a couple playing checkers on their ipad while they were waiting for their food!
Check out the rest of the Brunch Menu HERE.