I met some friends here this Saturday for lunch at noon. Was very busy at noon so expect a wait. This place a a very extensive menu with about 160 items from smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, eggs, pancakes, etc.
The decor is set around “Les Cirques des Oeufs” (Circus of eggs). There is a lot of colorful murals and rustic walls and columns. The kitchen is ope so that you can see in. They had these great metal sculpture type things that were also wine racks.
I had the California Benedict -Two eggs poached, smoked salmon, spinach, asparagus and gruyère cheese on wheat bread with our classic hollandaise sauceserved with grilled potatoes. i switched the toast to an English Muffin. It was huge and was pilled on-top a lot of the potatoes. I expected the asparagus to be cut into pieces but it was served as 4 long whole pieces.
One person had the Eggspectation Salad- Sliced black forest ham, turkey, swiss and cheddar cheese mixed with our house vinaigrette over mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and a boiled egg. I loved how they served the meat: it was served as meat rolls and sliced sort of like pinwheels and not chopped up. It was also very large.
Another person had the Prima Vera- Fresh vegetables with our tomato basil sauce. She also had the breadsticks that looked very good (they looked to have herbs mixed within the breadsticks). It smelled very good.
Another person had one of the club sandwiches that was very loaded.
The last person had the Yogurt Parfait (granola, blueberry, strawberry) and a muffin (cappuccino chocolate chip). The parfait looked very light and filling and the muffin was huge.
For dessert I had the Lemon Drop cake which was very moist that had a nice lemon bitter taste to it. Some split the Heaven and Hell cake which was very decadent looking and had a lot of chocolate with a splash of white cake.
There were so many things that sounded good on the menu I can't wait to go back and try them!
I have been here several times and each time I hope the wait staff and hostess have changed but no luck. Eggspectation has GREAT food but the poor service each and every time gets old. Every time I go and I am looking for my server they are never around or they are with the hostess and giggling away. I'm all for enjoying work but do your job! If you are looking for an enjoyable breakfast with service I would recommend going somewhere else.
Food very average
Atmosphere noisy, It was about as nice as eating at a mall food court, the kitchen staff came our and was dragging the trash cans around during dinner. It was 9pm and clearly they were getting ready to go home.
Service, average, the waitress was attentive enough, she gave us a running commentary on what she was about to do, I'm going to take the sugar off the table but I'll bring it right back, I'm going to clear away these plates now, and she refilled our water glasses, but didn't bother to check whether our food was Ok until she cleared the plates away and then came back and asked my wife if there was a problem with the steak because my wife hadn't eaten it. She brought the check promptly but never asked us if we wanted any desert or drinks.
Price average, $51 for two entrees and a beer. Not what I'd call a bargin but not expensive.
We won't be back, there are a lot of other places with better food, atmosphere, prices.
I went here for Sunday brunch with some people, and the first thing we noticed was the long lines. This told me this place had to be good. Unfortunately, that was not entirely true. The waitress that we had was very busy and not particularly friendly, but I just attributed this to the fact that this place was very full and she had many tables to serve. It's possible that on other days and times it would be different.
The quality of the food really depends on what you get. For example, I thought their omelettes were average (good, but nothing special), and the same with their sausage and bacon. However, their pancakes and so fragrant and fluffy, and taste delicous. Their potatoes are also spectacular.
Overall, this place had good food and it was a nice place to eat. However, be prepared for the long lines for Sunday brunch.
Today I took my son (nine-months old) into Eggspectations because I had a taste for some good food. I ordered the seasonal dish Pot Roast and Grilled Chicken with Macaroni and Cheese besides water and soda besides my husband's dinner Chicken Chesapeake to go. The waiter was quite polite and courteous. When I got the food to the table, I was pleased with how it looks but when I began to taste the food for quality I was let down. Typically, I would order Yoke Around the Clock. And since I am a new mother and wanted to try something not ordinary, I ordered the Pot Roast and Grilled Chicken with Macaroni and Cheese. The problem I had with what I ordered was the only food items hot was the grilled chicken that tasted as I could have expected, which my son happily ate. The Macaroni and Cheese, which is off the kid�s menu, was HORRIBLE. I was prepared to get something like elbow macaroni and typical cheese, but instead I got an olive oiled-drenched pasta that couldn�t keep the cheese on it because of the oil on the penne pasta. My son would not eat it, too, nor would I. The next problem I had was that my food was cold. I hate ordering food that is expected to be hot, and the food is cold as the winter�s day we were having today. I never ever had my food come out cold like this happen before with any other time I went to Eggspectations. I don�t know what happened, but I just ate what we could eat and just paid our bill. My husband was not that happy either with his Chicken Chesapeake. He said it was small compared to the last time he had ordered it, which was a full chicken breast and this time it was just a half chicken breast and a small lump of crab on top covered in yummy imperial sauce. Although this time the food was bad, I will still go back to Eggspectations in the future because I am going to chalk it up to bad timing or just a bad day. Overall, the service is great, but the noise-level can be rather high unless it isn�t busy. I, also, like the prices, and feel for the money you get good food�most of the time.