Todd and I met up at Gwynnett St. for brunch. For years, this location had previously been several rotating Italian restaurants that never stayed open for long. Never really busy, except for the occasional suspiciously large family I’d see strolling out. It made me think those restaurants were mob fronts. Gwynnett St. looks exactly like the restaurants before. I didn’t even notice that it was a new place …so it was surprising to hear from friends that this place is really good.

We started off with the Whiskey Bread with cultured butter and apricot. Dang, this bread is really good. It’s dense and reminds me of a homemade beer type of bread. Great slathered with the cultured butter.

I didn’t know what a Kir Royale was, so I ordered it. It’s like a sweet/tangy mimosa.

Todd and I split the Pork Shoulder Steak and the Oxtail & Onion Marmalade ($16 each). The latter was like toast with meat spread. Both pretty good and more fancy of a brunch than I’m used to. It’s nice to treat myself now and then.

Gwynnett St - 312 Graham Ave (btwn Ainslie & Devoe St) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Looks like brunch is only on Sundays. Take note of their open hours. I came by on Day Lights Saving Day and was confused because I couldn’t tell if it was 3 or 4pm. Unfortunately, they were closing when I came in, but sincerely helpful in helping me figure out what time it was. That’s where I walked for another hour and finally ate Barzola’s Fish and Shrimp Casserole.

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