OM Restaurant with Boston Brunchers

27 Aug

This past Saturday I had the FANTASTIC opportunity to dine with some fabulous Boston Brunchers for Brunch at OM Restaurant.

I have to admit, while I’ve certainly walked by OM many a times in my forays in Harvard Square, I never really considered dining there, nevermind eating brunch there. I actually didn’t even know they served brunch! Learn something knew everyday.

While we didn’t get to sit outside we did sit on the second floor right next to the windows which provided 1) ample light (they know their food bloggers!) and 2) provided a great view of Winthrop Square on the edge of Harvard Square.

I was immediately impressed with the brunch menu. Small, but it provided both breakfast (sweet and savory) and lunch thrown in. Everything on the menu looked great, and I really liked the Asian touches the menu had to offer.

We started off with a Lychee Bellini. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to go back to boring Peach or Orange Bellini’s because this was delicious! The lychee was wonderfully thick with small bits of lychee mixed with the champagne. It was a wonderful start to the meal.

The sweeter side of the menu looked absolutely to die for, but we all didn’t really want to have all that sweetness. Luckily our server understood our needs and we were able to sample the delicious chocolate and banana stuffed french toast served with maple syrup. The bread was nicely eggy, and the chocolate was amazing. I actually didn’t taste any bananas in the french toast, so I don’t know what was up with that.

We also decided to share an order of the Lemon Buttermilk Pancake which was served with the most amazing orange honey butter. I seriously just wanted an entire bowl of that butter. I generously slathered it all over my pancake quarter and ate it happily.

What made this pancake extra special was the lemon curd surprise found on the inside. I don’t know how on Earth they did this, but they managed to sandwich this amazing curd into the middle of the pancake. Slightly tangy and slightly sweet, it complimented the pancake perfectly. My only gripe with this dish? At $9.00, you only get 1 pancake. 1 Pancake!!! At least give me 2 pancakes!

While there were a couple of items that caught my eye, I ultimately went with the Duck Confit hash, which was served with 2 eggs any style (I copied Kathy and went poached) served with a Spicy Tomato Sauce. A couple things about this dish. The eggs were cooked PERFECTLY so when I stuck my fork in the yolk, it blessedly split open and covered the potatoes and the duck. Can you say Heaven? Second, the spicy tomato sauce? I’ll take an entire VAT of that please. It had just the right amount of kick to it and it added a perfect amount of flavor to the dish. There was also a generous amount of duck confit that literally melted in my mouth. I loved everything about this dish.

I was able to snag a few bites of Megan’s Biscuit, Egg, & Ham dish which was served with some of the best home fries EVAH. I’m really a hash brown kind of gal, and I always prefer if there is only the home fries option, that the potatoes are on the smaller side. I can’t stand huge chunks of potatoes. But that’s a rant for another day. Let’s concentrate on these babies. Perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Yeah, these were good. And the biscuit? It lovingly sandwiched some delicious eggs, cured ham, and the most unbelievable tomato jam I’ve tasted. Out.Of.This.World. The ham was so-so for me, it was definitely a little more salty than I would have liked. The biscuit was VERY heavy on the butter, dare I say maybe too much butter? It definitely had the flakiness of a great biscuit and it melted in my mouth, but I could tell there was nothing healthy about THAT biscuit.

While there were some minor misses, brunch at OM Restaurant was most definitely a home run. I would love to come back to try some of the other brunch items, and I’m also curious to return for dinner. A great time had by all, hanging with some fabulous bloggers and eating some delicious food. Definitely check out brunch at OM if you find yourself in Harvard Square!

Disclaimer: Brunch at OM Restaurant was provided at no cost to me (besides tip!) but all opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the fact that it was free. It was really that good.

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10 Responses to “OM Restaurant with Boston Brunchers”

  1. Elizabeth August 27, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Gorgeous photos! I can’t get over the lemon curd filling in that pancake!

  2. Megan August 27, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I keep reading about that orange honey butter and the chocolate and banana-stuffed French toast and I am dying to go check it out now!

  3. Renee {Eat.Live.Blog.} August 27, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Our french had quite a few delicious bananas…maybe we stole all of yours? I concur on the spicy sauce. Pretty sure they should bottle and sell it. I’d buy stock…

    • kitchenmisfit August 27, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      Mine was all chocolate 😦 Not that it is a bad thing. And yeah, I’d totally stock up on that sauce, and the honey orange butter

  4. Daisy August 27, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    I definetly want to brunch here after your amazing review and gorgeous photos

  5. Emily @ A Cambridge Story August 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Looks like a fanastic brunch. Those poached eggs look perfect and I love the idea of a lychee brunch cocktail!

  6. rcfrugalfoodista August 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    How strange, it seems as though our side of the table had great french toast filling but absolutely no lemon curd pancake filling while the opposite was true for you guys…curious…
    Great review:)

  7. Megan August 28, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I would like that French Toast right about now….And no, NOTHING healthy about those biscuits. But damn they tasted good.

  8. Joanne August 29, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I definitely walked by Om quite a few times when I lived in Boston (though my favorite brunch establishments will always be Riles’ Jazz Club in Somerville and Sonsie on Newbury Street) but never went! I need to figure out how to make those lemon curd stuffed pancakes..STAT.

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