Brunch at Montana’s Trail House in Bushwick definitely lived up to the hype. Every bite was delicious and the cocktails were on point.
One of the most dreaded questions in New York socializing is “Where should we go to brunch?” There are so many great restaurants in the city and almost all of them offer up a boozy brunch on weekend mornings. What usually winds up happening in my case, is that my friends turn to me for the deciding vote thanks to the blog and being constantly on the internet. I actually have a running list of places where I want to eat, but for lack of time, money and my love of cooking for myself I haven’t been able to try yet. One of these places on the famous “list” was Montana’s Trail House in Bushwick (Brooklyn).
Bushwick is one of the new “cool” neighborhoods in New York, which seem to change every minute. For now, however Bushwick has become a hotbed of hipster spots to eat and drink, street art, as well as indie cultural events. It’s a neighborhood that has changed a lot in the past 10 years; but with Williamsburg already filled with tourists, the artists have found a new neighborhood to hang out. We get it. You’ve always got to be on the hunt for the next big thing.
Montana’s Trail House, as you might expect from the name has a rustic “country” hipster chic. I’m not sure if all those adjectives have ever been used in the same sentence, but it’s true that the wooden interiors, bat printed wallpaper and trailer park sign seemed a bit odd in the middle of Bushwick’s city streets. Passing through the plant lined outdoor patio, however, I felt like I was truly entering a different space. I actually didn’t see my friend who was sitting outside with a cocktail waiting for our table thanks to the plants and wooden walls.
As we sipped on our drinks (I had a mimosa and she was nursing a spicy bloody mary), we perused the menu. There were so many options that sounded delicious including the fried chicken biscuit and the breakfast sandwich with a fried egg and pulled pork. I also really wanted to try the bread pudding or something sweet, but before I knew it the waiter was calling us inside where we found ourselves in an eclectically decorated dining room with closely placed wooden tables where we could easily drool over everyone else’s brunch choices.
In the end we settled on the chicken biscuit and the egg sandwich with an after thought of grilled banana bread. Then there were the second round of cocktails. We had been eyeing a special ginger cocktail that you could order with gin or vodka, along with citrus flavors and a stick of candied ginger. It was the best decision we made all morning!
Apart from the delicious food, because everything was delicious! The cocktails were perfectly mixed. I actually can’t wait to go back and try another drink and more items off the menu! (The baked eggs looked to die for.) What I really liked, however, was the laid back, country feel of this Bushwick restaurant. Out the window we could see the city street, the Bushwick Collective murals brightly decorating several neighboring walls, but inside it was a rural truck stop restaurant with dim light and friendly service.
Another positive for Montana’s Trail House is that it provides an escape from Williamsburg and Manhattan’s already saturated brunch scene. So often brunch becomes an ordeal where you have to make reservations far in advance, but in this case it was just the opposite. We could linger for as long as we liked and honestly, I would have stayed all afternoon if I could have. It’s the perfect place to slow down, eat some delicious food and catch up with a friend: the definition of brunch if you ask me!
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Main Photo (by-nc-nd) by El Boqueron Viajero
Information about Montana’s Trail House
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- Address: 455 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
- Telephone: +1 917-966-1666
- Average price per person: $11-$30
- Hours: (Mon-Fri) 3:00pm-4:00am; Saturday 11:00am-4:00am; Sunday 11:00am-12:00am
- More business info: Takes Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating.
- Subway: L Train to Jefferson St.
- Official Website