I caught up with an old friend for a day of brunching, shopping, wine and dinner that started at 11.30am and ended at 10pm. Don’t you love days like this? I made a reservation for Church as I had heard there can be a wait and drove over to Fenway in the slushy, cold weather. Not being totally familiar with that area, I did drive around for a little bit looking for an old church. I just assumed that is what it must be. I couldn't have been more wrong.
While the exterior of Church is somewhat non-descript with large windows and a tall black and white sign with the name, we walked into quite a trendy space with dark wood and big leather sofas in a spacious environment. The bar runs along the side wall and seats around 30 people. Very roomy and casually welcoming.
Upon arrival, Church was really quiet with no wait. We were greeted by an extremely friendly and smiley host and escorted to a tiny table along the window.
Looking around you can see the religious side with gothic paintings and gargoyles, dimly lit red lights that I am sure could add to the dark ambiance in the evenings, however, even with these decorative additions, Church did remind me of just a regular, inviting bar.
The brunch menu was simple and short with the standard three eggs any style to intriguing looking options such as in the Toad in the Hole French Toast, Flammchuken Flatbread and Huevos Rancheros. All around $9-$14.
While we were thinking about our options we did take a look at their ridiculously fun looking cocktail menu with offerings of the Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As it was brunch and I was driving I declined on cocktail brunch hour but I would have loved to try Greed and Gluttony… hmm?
|Definitely not a Seven Deadly Sin|
I ordered the French Style Omelet as I was looking for something a little simpler. A light fluffy omelet filled with savory shallots and earthy mushrooms with a generous helping of gooey fontina. However, as lovely as my omelet was, the home fries that came with it were fantastic.
|French Style Omelet – |
Fine Herbs, Shallots, Roasted Mushrooms, Fontina - $9
|Huevos Rancheros del Diablo – |
Grilled Tortillas, Black Beans, Chorizo, Pico de Gallo, Pepper Jack - $9
We were eyeing up the Toad in the Hole French Toast, which arrived at a few other tables close to us. It looked super.
So, overall I thought quite decent. Service was good and attentive. I enjoyed my dish and there are definitely many other things I would try on the brunch menu. I would absolutely go back.