Monday, April 18, 2016

Brunch Spot: Lady Gregory's in Andersonville

Lady Augusta Gregory, who the place was named after.
We had some friends in from out of town, and were looking for a good brunch place.  We usually end up at Tweet, but when we drove by there was a line out the door, so we drove to Clark Street/Andersonville in search of someplace.  My first thought was The Bongo Room, but it was also crowded, and when we drove by Lady Gregory's, there wasn't a crowd, so we thought we'd go there.

We've often mentioned it as a possibility, but somehow never managed to get there. It was awesome!  It's an Irish pub and restaurant, named for the prolific artist and playwright (and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre) It had a very nice atmosphere, lots of wood, and a very nice menu.

The Biscuits and Gravy.  It should come with a cardiology appointment!

They had an extensive brunch menu, and we were pleased to note that they had a special gluten free brunch menu for my wife!  One of our friends was from the South, and he was excited that Biscuits and Gravy were on the menu, and he said it was delicious, but apparently it was an Irish Biscuits and Gravy, and not what he expected.  It was very very rich, and apparently should have arrived with its own cardiologist.

I got something out of character--The Ultimate Grilled Cheese With Bacon, which featured gruyere, aged cheddar, mozzarella, brie, roasted tomato concass√©, fried shallots, candied bacon confetti melted in parmesan-crusted sourdough.  It was pretty darned delicious.

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

A very healthy portion of salad.
My friend's wife got the Mulligatawny Stew and a very healthy and delicious looking salad.  

My wife got a gluten free flatbread that I didn't get a picture of.  And my son got the chicken strips, which were fine, although a little browner than he would have liked.  I tasted them and they were very good.  (And our waitress was super attentive)

All in all, a great new brunch spot.  Our friends are coming back at the end of May for a family graduation dinner, and they might have just found a spot to have it in!

In the front room they had the Football on.  I think next time I want to watch some footie I will come here.

For more info about Lady Gregory's, visit their website:

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