Rather than spending the first weekend of New York City Summer out East or at the Shore, I enjoyed this wonderful city. Lucky for us, The Sunburnt Calf in the Upper West Side began their weekend brunch one day early: on a Friday! Honestly, is there a better way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, or even Summer in the City? Absolutely not.
After experiencing The Sunburnt Cow, honestly,I had relatively mediocre expectations for Sunburnt Calf (Moo Life Group owns both of these Australian establishments). The place was empty – which we expected for the Friday before Memorial Day – yet the service was still slow.
We started with our choice of a Fosters, Moomosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver or a Greyhound.Lucky for us, the bar tender handed us some specialty shots on arrival.
The menu is still pretty basic, with limited choices but we tried some hearty and lighter options:
- Hanger steak, tomato, egg and lettuce
- Was greasy and perfect for a hangover cure
- Simple, with no complaints
- Decent omelet
- A standard, no frills option
- Burger with tomato, cheese, fried egg, bacon, onion, pineapple and beets
- This burger was delicious, greasy treat
For a consistent, no frills, drunk brunch – Sunburnt Calf is a great place in the Upper West Side. The service was not great, even with the restaurant being dead, so we sometimes refilled our own “Moomosas.” The food was nothing special, but for $20 of unlimited drinks with your brunch, can you really complain?
Brunch Review: 2.5 out of 5 mimosas
226 79th Street, NYC, NY 10024
646 823 9255