We decided to try something new for brunch on Sunday, and had read that Veil started serving brunch late last year, so we headed to lower Queen Anne. During the day, Veil’s interior is diffuse and glowing, giving it a bit of a dreamy feel – perfect for waking up while waiting for your food.
A number of options on the menu looked good, and Dawn was torn between ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote or malted Belgian waffles with bananas and nutella. She eventually settled on the pancakes with a side of apple chicken sausage, while I got biscuits and gravy with poached eggs. We each started off with a cappuccino, and they were pretty weak; it was more like drinking steamed milk (at least the foam had good structure). Grapefruit and orange juices were fresh-squeezed and tasty. When our food arrived, the plates were very elegantly arranged, as one might expect at a chic place like Veil. My dish was better than expected (the gravy had a wonderful flavor, and the poached eggs were perfect), but Dawn’s pancakes and sausage were both dry. She wished she had gone for the waffles instead!
Given that things were hit-or-miss, I doubt that we’ll go back for brunch anytime soon, especially since there are so many good brunch places in Seattle.
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