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Tuesday
Oct212008

Jane? What's the big deal?

Perhaps I'm just not very familiar with part of town that borders the Village and Soho, but surely there must be better brunch options in this area. I was truly looking forward to my meal at Jane, but walked away from my experience a bit disappointed. The space itself and overall service was lovely, but my entree left much to be desired. Did I order wrong? Maybe I need to drop the notion that if a restaurant serves and specializes in brunch, that surely their Eggs Benedict will be a hit. My entree arrived lukewarm, with just a small dollop of what makes every Benedict worthy of ordering...Hollandaise sauce. The home fries that accompanied my dish were a pile of measly sliced baked potatoes that were seasoned with a couple of red pepper and onion slivers.

Is it wrong to go in to a highly popular restaurant with great meal expectations? Or is it best to keep my general "glass half empty" outlook (that I generally have on life) on the NYC dining scene? Perhaps it's better to be pleasantly surprised.

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