I’m a brunch person. I get up on a weekend around 9 in the morning and I want to eat around 10, which is too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. So brunch is it. Ever since I found out that Buffalo’s in Tahlia St. offered brunch, I cannot stay away. I hasten to the restaurant like a giddy girl excited for the prospect of experiencing Thursday brunch in Riyadh, when streets are basically empty and the sun’s hot fingers haven’t crept overhead just yet. And I’ve been back a couple of times, like last weekend…
The ambiance of Buffalo’s in the morning is more casual and more laid-back, with the mirrored walls bouncing off sunshine into the wooden floors and furniture. It’s an easy, breezy way to start a day! Of course breakfast wouldn’t be the same without fried rice for me but once in a while I let go of rice to munch on more eggs (scrambled please) and hash browns instead; both of which are abundant in Buffalo’s brunch meals. A testament is their omelets. My favorite is their bacon omelet, which is loaded with – you guessed it – bacon, eggs, and cheese! Their cheese omelet though lacked cheese inside. Weird huh? One person cannot finish an entire omelet so it’s good to share. The steak and eggs – a heavy breakfast! – is okay. The meat is flavorful but a little bit too chewy. The skillets are loaded with peppers, mushrooms, meat, and melted cheese. Their pancakes are fluffy and good. Two pieces made me full. The French toast, which is sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with jam, is delicious in its simplicity. Some of the food arrived in our table cold but we relish them anyway. The servings are generous and overwhelming so make sure you have a long day ahead to burn the calories.
But don’t let my brunch favoritism confuse you. Buffalo’s serves mean dinner entries too. As a matter of fact, a dinner in Buffalo’s was the first reason why this restaurant was etched in my dining vocabulary. The restaurant is usually busy during dinnertime. Can’t blame the diners because the food is good and affordable (in a dine-here-once-a-month way). I’m not a soup person but Buffalo’s creamy chicken soup made me a convert. Their Trailblazer Sampler is a good introduction to what the restaurant offers. Their burgers have saved my friends and I from a hungry night.
We wolfed down their tex-mex and Mushroom Swiss with so much passion we finished the juicy patties, soft buns, and interlaced greens and add-ins in a couple of bites in between lengthy conversations. Having tried numerous steaks from different steak houses in the city, I couldn’t distinguish one from the other by now so I would have to say that steaks, whether it be rib-eye or tenderloin (my fave cuts), like the ones I had in Buffalo’s will always fill my stomach to the brink of (over) fulfillment.
If I could eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in just one restaurant, Buffalo’s will be my choice.Buffalo’s,