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Saturday Brunching at Spear Steak and Seafood House

We dined as a guest of the venue

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Brunch and me. We have a love-hate relationship. Every brunch starts out the same for me. I start by drooling over the Eggs Benedict smothered in hollandaise sauce. Oh my. And bagels. Give me a great Everything Bagel smothered in cream cheese and lox, with a sliced tomato and capers and I am in heaven. The thing is, I rarely order these. And I pine for the days I could eat the carbs and heavy creams and sauces with abandon. Now I look at that portion of the menu, half of me wishing there were no better option so I would have an excuse to just order something decadent already and half of me praying for an option that will make me feel I’m not completely sacrificing deliciousness for being able to fit into my jeans.

Mimosas

Which brings me to my most recent brunch outing with my friend, Janice to Downtown L.A. It was a beautiful, but very hot Saturday and Spear Steak and Seafood House had recently expanded its Bottomless Mimosa Sunday Brunch to Saturdays. Bottomless Mimosas? Sunday Funday, now starts on Saturday.

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As it was a beautiful sunny day, we asked to be seated in the indoor/outdoor patio bar area. Though it was on the warm side, I enjoyed the light and the open-air feeling. This patio area and their mid level lounge area are more casual and have a DJ, while the inside of the restaurant itself is quieter and more subdued and would make for a nice evening.

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And while we’re on the subject of layout, I couldn’t help noticing two very nice separate rooms for private dining events.

As for the menu? Well, there was plenty of temptation in the way of Benedicts and Bagels, but there was also plenty to choose from that was a little less guilt ridden yet still delicious looking. Here’s what we came up with.

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We started with a half a dozen of the Oysters of the Day. Guilt free gems. I love that the brunch menu includes an assortment of seafood options.

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Janice ordered an omelette, requesting egg whites, which they gladly accommodated. Though we ordered the Spear Meat Lovers Omelette, with brie, applewood smoked bacon, prime rib eye, what arrived was the Vegetarian Omelette. It was loaded with wild mushrooms, broccolini, heirloom tomatoes, and Vermont cheddar cheese served with a salad of mixed greens and vegetables. It took us awhile to realize that we had the wrong omelette and we decided to keep our mouths shut because it was delicious, though I’m sure they would have happily corrected it. If you’re looking to dine on the lite side, order this.

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While my inner Benedict Bagel demon beckoned, I ordered from their Entré side of the menu. Grilled Basil Salmon. This Wild Scottish Salmon was perfectly cooked with a flavorful crust of basil and garlic served aside ribbons of fennel, yellow pepper and sliced red onion. I did not feel deprived and would most definitely order again.

Many a Saturday’s could be happily spent in DTLA at Spear’s bottomless Mimosa Brunches.

Spear Steak and Seafood House is located at 800 W. 6th St. Los Angeles.

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