I'd been wanting to try Jar for quite some time, and seeing Suzanne Tracht perform so well on Top Chef Masters only made me want to try it more.
We took Papa Monkey there for brunch.
Complimentary pecan bread.
Kind of amazing. More like cake than bread. What a way to start!
Oven-roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, homemade pickles, and Jar fries ($17).
Simple, fresh, high-quality, and tasty, but was it worth $17? No. Papa Monkey seemed to enjoy it anyway.
Pot roast hash ($14).
Not what we were expecting at all. It was chock-full of peppers and onions and yet...not that flavorful. Mr. Monkey actually doused it with Tabasco. Eek.
Lobster benedict, two poached eggs, char siu pork, pea tendrils, lobster bearnaise ($16).
Best dish of the day -- mine, of course! Interesting combination of flavors and textures. I really liked this update to a classic.
While Papa Monkey's and Mr. Monkey's entrees disappointed me, the pecan bread and my lobster benedict proved that excellent stuff does come out of the kitchen.
Because of this, I can't write off Jar completely just yet.