Saturday Brunch @ Jeffrey’s Grocery


#1

Can anyone give me an approx. idea of what the queue is like around 10 AM?

We’ll either be a party of 2 or 4 people.

Is this one of those ‘show up 20 minutes before doors open or you won’t be seated before noon’ type of places? What’s the scene and line like on weekends?

Thanks


#2

Probably around 15-30 minutes.

Not in my experience.

Been there on a Sunday at 11:30, waited no more than 20 minutes for a table of 3.

Personally, I prefer Fairfax, even though you’re probably going for the oyster bar at JG’s brunch. Enjoy.


#3

Thanks!

I was going for oyster bar + Fresser platter. Have you had the latter? What do you think of their smoked fish? I’m guessing it’s not R&D or Barney Greengrass, but is it worth doing the platter?

I was thinking Le Royale (dozen oysters, 6 littlenecks, 6 shrimp cocktail, 1/2 lobster, 1/2 lb king crab legs, etc) plus either Fresser’s Platter or just bagel w/ lox and a whitefish toast (maybe a latke too) if the missus isn’t into the big smoked fish plate. She’ll probably want to try the crab/avocado toast.

Re. the raw bar, how does it compare to Cull & Pistol or Pearl?


#4

Never had the Fresser.

I think C&P is better than JG for fresh oysters.