Three Egg Omelet @ Steakhouse 55

Price: $19.00

When: March 27, 2018, 10:45 AM

Reservations: Recommended

Verdict? Recommended

I’m a sucker for a good omelet.

Seriously: one of my favorite breakfasts. And I consider them a litmus test: if a restaurant can’t do a good omelet, I suspect the rest of the menu isn’t very good, either.

So. The scene: Steakhouse 55. I find their “Three Egg Omelet” and customize it with ham, cheese, and tomato. Let’s see how it goes.

The plate arrives, and it’s beautiful. The omelet is the star of the show, but the supporting cast (a small dish of roasted tomatoes, and a “shredded potato cake”) also look enticing. Everything smells terrific.

I try the first bite. This is … nearly perfect. The texture is silky and decadent. The flavor is excellent. The cheddar and ham are both top-notch. The eggs are bursting with freshness. They nailed it.

The potato cake is surprisingly peppery. Not that good, frankly. It’s over-spiced, and fairly mushy. Set it aside.

The tomatoes, on the other hand, are delightful.

The dish also includes bread. I picked sourdough. It’s good, but there’s not a ton of innovation there. Eat it if you’re hungry; ignore it if you’re not.

As I said: omelets are one of my favorite breakfasts. And this is an easy, easy, easy recommend. (Just skip the potatoes.)