Tutu’s is… far. It’s in East Williamsburg, so if you’re in the area (right near Roberta’s), then I recommend it. If you’re not, then I say this is your average brunch place and not really worth the trip (as Roberta’s… is). We went here to meet a friend who lives around here a few weekends ago. It’s a great space to eat outside, I love that East Williamsburg has as much breathing room as it does, so that’s a great aspect. The inside is perfectly nice as well. The brunch has some good options, but is in fact very limited. The item that I really wanted was not on the pre-fix menu that included a drink; what kind of place makes a hungry, weary traveler choose between duck hash and a mimosa? So biscuits and gravy it was. It was good, but to order eggs on it was an extra $5 (should have gone with the hash). If I recall correctly, 12 eggs costs $1.79 at a grocery store…
Anyway, the gravy was good, but the biscuits weren’t the best and the gravy to ratio (the most important part) was way off. At both Pies ‘n Thighs and at Jimmy’s, the biscuits come swimming in gravy. Why get your feet when when you could take a whole dive? Everyone else really enjoyed their meal, extra drinks cost $10, and their coffee is good. They also have what I like to refer to as the Brooklyn-Familiar-Bland dinner menu (BFB for short; think lots of kale, carrots, sliders, mushrooms), and apparently it’s a fun place to go at night night, according to our fellow-bruncher (Free Comedy Tuesdays).
Luckily, I had found an iPhone in a cab the night before (much better than when I lost my iPhone in a cab), so when the kid came to meet up with me, he paid for my brunch. Phone guy, if you’re reading this, thanks!
Where: Bogart & Varet (Morgan L) | How Much: Figure $25 for a solid brunch, a drink or two.