My favorite kind of brunch is the one where there are no crowds, and you can choose a drink beyond a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. Enter the Commodore in Williamsburg, which just recently started serving brunch, and which was almost empty when I stopped by the other day on the way to the Kara Walker show. The egg & cheese biscuit was very good: a tender biscuit filled with a pile fluffy eggs and salty cheese, though slightly over-priced at $7. A much better value was a side of grits, only $4, which arrived in a giant soup bowl topped with a slightly spicy salsa roja and some scallions. Also delicious were the refreshing Pimm’s Cups that accompanied my meal; the cucumber-mint combination made everything go down that much easier.
The Commodore — 366 Metropolitan Ave