We had the distinct pleasure of trying Brick a few months ago on a whim. It was a really good whim. This cute little family-owned joint is in a great part of South Philly, where parking is easy and the folks are pretty friendly, too.
This place has bottomless bloody marys at brunch. That’s why I chose it, and it was a darned good decision. The Marys just kept coming (especially because we sat at the bar) and they we tasty. Holly was the only one drinking since I had a caffeine headache so I kept to the coffee which was serviceable, though nothing to write home about.
Holly: South Philly Skillet
This was the perfect hearty breakfast. It was full of savory sausage, grilled veggies, and cheese and it all mixed very well. it tasted like something I would make at home, which usually isn’t appealing to me when i am paying for it in a restaurant, but Brick feels like a place where home-style cooking is exactly what should be served.
Josh: Country Omelet
I couldn’t make up my mind and wussed out on getting the stuffed french toast w/baileys and the chocolate waffles because I was afraid they’d be too sweet so I got this omelet which was good sized and as a bonus came with toast (multi-grain) and little side cup of mixed fruits.
Absolutely nothing to praise, but nothing to criticize either really. An approachable place with lots of brick walls (as one might expect).
They seemed to be fairly busy in the small dining room so instead of waiting half an hour we sat at the bar that had only 2 people at it instantly. The bartender had good service and we got to hear some interesting stories as she talked with her coworkers.
Very affordable. These weren’t the best Bloody Marys ever, but they were bottomless and our food was reasonably priced for the quality and amount we got.
Drinks: Bottomless Bloody Marys will always get a 5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Will We Visit Again?
Maybe. It was a really cute place. It will probably be a good place to check out for dinner with friends sometime.