Soup of the Day: Champagne (PS450)
It’s only right that my first brunch post is about the brunch experience that turned me into a mimosaholic and started my insatiable thirst for (bottomless) brunch. In the fall of 2013 (on the rise of the brunch phenomenon), my girlfriend, a Brooklyn native, suggested the restaurant located in Midtown on Park Avenue South known as PS450 when I invited her for lunch and drinks to catch up. We arrived to the spot around 12:30pm on a Sunday afternoon and I was surprised when we were told there was an hour wait. I should have known what I was getting myself into when I saw the chalkboard sign outside the venue read: "Soup of the Day: Champagne" and a bouncer outside checking ID's. After what seemed like only 30 minutes of taking pictures for the "gram", our party was called. As we followed our waitress through the restaurant to our table, I was caught off guard by the Live DJ spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, Pop, etc. and the amount of champagne bottles both empty and full at each seated table. The menu consisted of traditional brunch favorites like French Toast, Steak and eggs, and my personal favorite Huevos Rancheros for an average price of $15 a la carte or a prefixed menu which was then $35 (Now $45). This option included a brunch item as well as unlimited mimosas, Bellini's, and bottles of champagne for 2 hours. They've now added Bloody Mary's, Shock Tops, or House Pilsner (I'm guessing the addition is why the prices went up). My girlfriend and I both opted for the prefixed menu. I ordered the PS450 Egg sandwich with bacon (which became my go to meal every time I went back.) and she ordered the Hangover Fries, with steak minus the Poached Egg. Both dishes were delicious and surpassed our expectations. After devouring our meal, we spent the rest of our 2 hours, switching back and forth from Mimosa’s and Bellini's, and then just chugging bottles of champagne. 2 Hours, 4 bottles of champagne, and a pitcher of Bellini's later, we were Tipsy and ready to join some of our fellow brunch goers on the dance floor. We gathered our belongings, as well as an unfinished bottle in order for the server to get the table ready for the next lucky party and continued our festivities on the dance floor. Overall, PS450 was, and still is one of the best brunch spots I have been to thus far because of it's decor, music, food, pricing, and overall ambience.
*** PS450 Unlimited Brunch goes up to $50 PP on January 1st, 2017
*** Great for Groups and Celebrations
*** Prices does NOT include Tax and Gratuity