Once again, it's just all hype.
I went to Stockyards last year for the sandwiches and ribs and I found it was just mediocre.
This time I returned for brunch since the menu was enticing coupled with the great reviews I figured why not.
Last Sunday we arrived around 12:30 and the place was jammed packed. Not only diners but the takeout line was crazy too. The place is really tiny so it was kinda claustrophobic standing inside so we gave our name and waited outside. Fifteen minutes later, we finally got a seat.
We knew what we wanted so we placed our order immediately after our waitress seated us. We were starving and it didn't help sitting directly in front of where all the food was prepared. Huge tease:(
We didn't get our food till at least 45 minutes later. That's how insane it was.
The smoked meat hash came with deep fried poached eggs. Soooooo so bland. If you want smoked meat hash I highly recommend Caplansky's. Now that is what you call smoked meat hash. This was just a pile of flavorless meat with even more tasteless poached eggs. Complete fail here.
My boyfriend had the whole 9 stockyards with deep fried poached eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted potato, pit beans, fried green tomato and multigrain bread. He said the best thing on the plate were the beans. Hmmm not so good. Once again the eggs were flavorless and the texture was not very pleasing. Also the fried green tomato tasted kinda funky. I wondered if it was stale or is that how it's suppose to taste? Either way I was not a fan of that.
Lastly, the infamous fried chicken and waffle with chili maple molasses citrus glaze. The chicken could use a bit more seasoning but seeing how busy it was I noticed they just rushed everything. They also should've fried the chicken a bit longer to get that crispy crunch on the outer layer. As for the waffle it was just waffle. Think I prefer Eggo waffles instead.
Also I wanted the beignet which was on the menu but apparently, they no longer offer it which was really disappointing since that was on my list to try. Oh well, just my luck that it wasn't really a great brunch experience. None of the dishes gave me any good reason to return.
TOTAL BILL $41...ONCE IS ENOUGH!!!
699 St. Clair West
(west of Bathurst)