BY ERIN PALISIN
Unless you trade stocks for a living or want to go take your picture next to the infamous bull, you don’t typically have a need to travel down to Wall St. on the weekends. However, if you are in the mood for a delicious buffet style brunch with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, make your way down to Wall and Water, the restaurant located within the modern and sleek Andaz Hotel. Work your way up the marble stairs (pictured below) and find your way to the well-kept secret of the Wall and Water brunch buffet!
Although the $22 for brunch may provide some initial sticker shock, the price is extremely reasonable for the all you can eat fare. I know I certainly ate my $22 worth of food!
Diners have the option of either choosing from the $22 Cold Brunch or the $28 hot brunch. Both options come with unlimited trips to the cold buffet and endless coffee (including espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos) tea and freshly squeezed juices. However, this is not your standard cold buffet serving Cheerios and bagels. Instead, you will find a full oyster bar, shrimp and local cheese and charcuterie selection, fresh croissants and muesli, homemade berry and apple crisp and an assortment of fresh fruits, bagels and breads. If you decide to go with the hot brunch option, be sure you have a large appetite worked up! The hot option includes not only unlimited access to the cold buffet, but also unlimited ordering from the entire hot menu consisting of egg dishes, fresh produce and meat side dishes and hot griddle items galore!
Sunday Brunch in New York City tends to be a huge event and often the highlight of your weekend activities. If you are looking for a place to “see and be seen” on Sunday afternoon, Wall and Water is not for you. However, if you are in the mood for a setting that allows you to actually hear the conversation you are having, take your time enjoying the full benefits of the buffet without feeling rushed by staff and see a uniquely designed hotel space, Wall and Water is a great choice. Oh yeah, the food isn’t too shabby either! Do not miss out on the chocolate croissant (the perfect combination of chewy on the inside, light and crispy on the outside) or the mixed berry crisp.