Silo’s Elevated Cuisine — Brunch

16 Jul

Silo’s Elevated Cuisine has been my favorite restaurant for several years now.  The menu features old favorites as well as inventive seasonal offerings,and the service is always quite good. There are two locations — Austin Highway in Alamo Heights and 1604. While I most often dine at the Alamo Heights location, I recently met with a friend for brunch at the 1604 location.

Silo’s offers one of the best brunch menus in town.  Entrees range from challah French toast to eggs Benedict to large fresh fluffy omelets. One the Saturday we met for brunch, both of us were in the mood for steak and eggs, with mimosas, of course.

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While the steak and eggs usually comes with poached eggs, I asked for scrambled.  My fluffy eggs were served on a bed of sauteed spinach; the steak was cooked to a perfect medium and served on home fried potatoes.  There was a side of seasonal fruit, and, of course, the basket of fresh bread slices that accompanies every Silo’s meal. My dining companion said that her poached eggs were perfect.

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Both of us greatly enjoyed the meal. We had arrived at 11 a.m., just when the restaurant opened for business on Saturday. The atmosphere was  quiet and relaxing and the service was very attentive.

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No brunch is complete without dessert, so we made our selections.  I chose the toasted coconut pie, which is my favorite. The crust is a macadamia shortbread lined with melted chocolate, and the custard is light and melts in your mouth.  Another favorite is the trip of DaVinci sorbets.  On this day, the flavors were grapefruit, mango and raspberry.  The sorbets make a light and cool end for a summer brunch.

I can also recommend the 1604 Silo’s as being an excellent location for a baby or bridal shower brunch.  There are three private dining rooms of various sizes and configurations.  I have hosted several brunches at the 1604 location and the management has been completely helpful, accommodating and organized.

Both of the Silo’s locations are on the second floor of their buildings, accessed by elevators.  Reservations can be made via OpenTable.  You can see menus and hours online at the Silo’s website http://www.siloelevatedcuisine.com/.

 

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