My weekends just got a whole lot better. Salazar, one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati, just rolled out a new brunch menu that will literally awaken your senses. Not only are the dishes beautifully plated, but the flavors make you feel like you’re witnessing and being a part of new breakfast classics. As soon as we entered Jose Salazar’s restaurant, I couldn’t put my camera down. The aesthetic of the place, including the gorgeous tile, is more than Instagram-worthy. As soon as we sat down, I couldn’t wait to look at the perfectly curated menu.
We started our brunch with a mimosa and an out of this world perfectly spiced Bloody Mary. We then ordered the Eggs Benedict // Ham, Spinach, Hollandaise, poached eggs, English muffin, chives. We had a side of the well known Salazar fried brussels sprouts, with pimento, complete with their delicious yuzu aioli, for dipping. We also ordered the frittata with grilled onions, pickled pepper, kale, aged cheddar, arugula, and fennel. We couldn’t just didn’t stop there though.
Most of the dishes we had were vegetarian as the Chef was more than able to accommodate my friends dietary wishes. However, I also saw on the menu and absolutely had to order the braised pork belly with pickled blueberries, chicharrones, topped with a fried egg and a maple gastrique. The maple gastrique completely sparked fireworks in my mouth, and needless to say this dish completely made my taste buds do a happy dance. I would have to say that the pork belly along with the Eggs Benedict, and the Croque Madame– slow roasted turkey breast, Swiss mornay, maple syrup, fried egg, on challah bread, were some of my favorite dishes on the brunch menu. They are complete perfection. It is actually hard to pick a favorite, as all of the dishes have completely swoon-worthy flavors. We also had a refreshing farm green salad to clean our palette, topped with apples, cucumber, marinated manchego cheese, and a walnut dressing.
This brunch will definitely make you want to jump out of bed on the weekends. Salazar’s restaurant is absolutely more than vegetarian friendly. The atmosphere, people, and especially the eats make this a perfect spot for your next brunching session.
Gourmet brunch within a couple blocks from my house, this is why I adore downtown life. Happy Foodie Friday! Awaken your taste buds at Salazar, located in OTR.
Walk-ins are always welcome at Salazar.
Salazar // is located on 14th street between Vine and Race streets, one block from Washington Park and two blocks from Historic Music Hall.
Address: 1401 Republic Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Looking for Valentine’s Day dinner spot ? Reservations can be made by calling (513) 621-7000.