We finally tried Oleg's Tavern this weekend. I have to say that we were not terribly impressed.
I posted a complete (nit pickingly detailed) review on UrbanSpoon, so I'll summarize here:
Bready, heavy, tasteless food. I got Bavarian style chicken, my wife got the pork chops, and there was no savory element to either.
Limited choices and options.
Lunch options cut off well prior to the published time - we ordered about 12:30 and we could not order omelets or other brunch items.
We wound up ordering (overly large) dinner portions and were not told that lunch portions could be available. The lunch was much more expensive than what I'd expected.
We were the only people in the place when we arrived and only one other couple ate there while we were there.
Overpriced for what we got. Or rather, not right sized.
The owner (who was pictured in NYPizzaNut's shots) served us and cooked for us. He's clearly dedicated to his work. IMO, too dedicated and way
too serious, to the extent that I didn't feel comfortable asking questions much less asking why brunch was "the wrong" side of the menu (as he told me when I was about to ask about brunch.)
Whatever the appeal is of the food and this place, I don't get it.
post edited by donw9876 - 2010/11/01 04:03:37