There’s something fancy and special about eating in a hotel restaurant. Living in Jacksonville there are a TON of dining options and since I never stay in hotels within my home city, I never think about the restaurants held within. (Except Ruth Chris in the Riverfront Hilton which is one of our favorite places for a special celebration.)
I was recently invited to Sunday Brunch at Juliette’s Bistro in the Omni Hotel Downtown. Adam and I have made a habit of enjoying Sunday Brunch out together since we spend most of the week eating meals at home. So, we were excited to try out a new spot for our weekly tradition.
Located in downtown Jacksonville, the Omni Hotel is within easy walking distance to the Jacksonville Landing and the Times Union Center and just up the street from The Brooklyn Riverside. Juliette’s Bistro is located in the main atrium of the hotel and offers daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus as well as a special Sunday brunch buffet.
The Sunday Brunch at Juliette’s Bistro is available every Sunday from 11am to 2pm and features your traditional breakfast favorites like eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, sausage, grits, chicken and waffles, and hashbrowns as well as various stations for omelets, prime rib, seafood, savory side dishes, and more.
My personal favorite offering from the brunch menu is the bottomless mimosas. (And when they say bottomless, they mean it. I never saw the bottom of my glass!) Also worth mentioning is the stuffed French toast which is two slices of French toast sandwiching cinnamon roll icing. It’s like having dessert for breakfast! My sweet tooth was sufficiently tickled.
We attempted to try a little bit of everything and I think we succeeded for the most part. For our first round I stuck to traditional breakfast fare (see stuffed French toast above) while Adam tried out the omelet station, topped with a piece of bacon because… bacon.
Up next Adam went “surf n’ turf” style with some shrimp, crab legs, and a thick slice of prime rib. I followed up my sweet breakfast with a savory lunch and tried out the salad bar, steamed herb veggies, mac n’ cheese, and my own cut of prime rib.
Once we were stuffed to the gills, we sipped coffee and enjoyed another mimosa (or two) over conversation. Yes, conversation! The Sunday Brunch takes place on Juliette’s “veranda” in the hotel atrium which keeps the noise level down making Juliette’s Bistro a perfect spot for an intimate dining date or your next business meeting.
While $28 may seem a little luxurious for a Sunday Brunch, we felt like the variety and quality of the foods plus the bottomless mimosas was definitely worthy of the price tag. If you’re looking to raise the brunch bar and finish off your weekend with a bang, we highly recommend you give Juliette’s Bistro a try.