Brunch at Hundred Acres

cookshop_fivepoints_hundredacresThe owners of Cookshop and Five Points recently re-opened the previously run Provence space with Hundred Acres. As a big fan of both Cookshop and Five Points, I was really looking forward to finding out what the buzz was all about. And not having been to a West Village Brunch, in well… so long I can’t remember, it gave me the perfect reason to head downtown on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Hundred Acres Dining Room

After walking for what seemed like 50 blocks from the 6 train to MacDougal St., I was pleasantly greeted by a serene bistro packed to brim with fellow West Village Brunchers. Brunching in the West Village is a unique pleasure that I enjoy somewhat infrequently, to preserve its novelty. And though I wouldn’t say that Hundred Acres stands too far apart from its West Village neighbors, it has an abiance of its own and one of the best burgers I’d ever tasted!


Burger; pasture-raised beef, Goat essa cheddar, vidalia onion mayo, & fries


As you could imagine, this scrumptious looking burger of pasture-raised beef, Goat Essa cheddar, Vidalia onion mayo, & fries really hit the spot. Although I would have preferred the burger on a brioche bun, the bun on which the Hundred Acres Burger was served held together, where most buns do not. The Hundred Acres Burger held up to the lettuce, vidalia onions, pickles (since tomatoes are not yet in season), 2 ounces of cheddar, and 10 ounces of mouth-watering ground beef cooked to a succulent medium rare.

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my burger. But did the rest of my party adore their meals? Well, that is questionable.


Frittata; oven roasted button mushrooms, wilted spinach, & goat cheese


Acres Egg White Scramble; roasted peppers, onions, gruyere cheese, & cornbread

The eggs looked like eggs, nothing too out of the ordinary. I certainly wasn’t wowed by the presentation by any means. But be sure to visit Hundred Acres for their burger & fries. For $17, they pull out all the stops and you won’t be disappointed! The other stuff, well I can’t promise anything, though Sunday’s Brunch specials (Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and BLT with Pear) definitely weren’t run of the mill and are worth going back for.

As for other Marc Meyer restaurants check out Cookshop’s Burger and Five Point’s Spicy Margarita! Reservations are recommended…