Let's be honest. There's no shortage when it comes to brunch spots in the city - the only problem is... the lines, especially at places that do not take reservations. Brassaii is known more for nightlife - dinner, cocktails, bottle service and music but they actually have great brunch selections during the day. Plus, they take reservations!
The entrance to the King West restaurant is very pretty with cobblestone and plants surrounding patio seatings. The interior is also very spacious. The kitchen is open and is at the back of the restaurant.
We went on a Saturday afternoon and was surprised for the place to be so empty. Maybe most brunch diners visit during their famous "Le Brunch" on Sundays? Nonetheless, with all the space inside it seemed like a great place for big groups.
We started with a mimosa and a cold-pressed juice. The good news is that the brunch menu is simple, which I prefer to a crowded menu; I got the chicken and waffles and my friend chose the Omelette with roasted wild mushrooms. The chicken and waffle was a good portion but I thought the waffle was nothing special. The chicken wasn't a stand out either. The omelette on the other hand was the better dish.
Thank goodness for dessert because we ended our meal with a bang. This cinnamon bun was fluffy, moist with just the right amount of sweetness! We wanted to order more if we could fit it in our stomach! This is definitely the reason why I'd go back to Brassaii for brunch.
Overall, we had a decent experience but with so many brunch restaurants in the area, I wouldn't be in a hurry to go back to eat the brunch menu. I'd go back for those cinnamon buns!