When it comes to brunch, TAP Gastropub located in Midtown gets it right! There’s a variety of items and the menu is approachable, making it easy for large groups or even some of your picky friends.
What I love most about TAP Gastropub is how casual and laid back it is. The outdoor patio overlooking Peachtree St and 14th St. is pretty awesome also. Erica dined with me this day and our strategy is to always try everything lol. So we ordered a little of this and a little of that.
The avocado toast was delicious and probably one of the best I’ve had. An insane amount of smashed avocado is loaded on top of a thick piece of Texas toast and topped with a perfectly poached egg. It was served with a tasty mixed green salad dressed with a vinaigrette. Pairing this with a salad, makes this a hearty dish that is perfect as your entrée or it can be shared. I would normally complain about a $12 avocado toast lol but this one is worth the money!
There were a couple of dishes on the menu that I am obsessed with and the loaded tater tots is one of them. They are topped with bacon, red pepper chutney, scallions, tomatoes and sour cream. After a long night out, this is what the doctor ordered!
My second obsession is the shrimp and grits. I have to be honest, living in the South, it can be tiring to see shrimp and grits on every menu. But it’s not tiring when its done right! Chef Gary Thorne insisted that we try it and I’m glad we listened. Instead of your typical tomato base he chose to use a cream base instead. He threw in some andouille sausage, tomatoes, bell peppers and shrimp and layered it over stone ground grits. It was perfection! Creamy, rich and flavorful. I will be back at TAP just for this!
The Southern benedict is TAP Gastropub’s play on the classic benedict. Fried chicken is served on a biscuit and topped with pimento cheese, a poached egg (we got it fried) and a hollandaise. The biscuit wasn’t as soft as I would have liked, but I did enjoy the pairing of the fried chicken, pimento cheese and the eggs. I think if you get a poached egg, the dish would definitely feel more rich.
You can never go wrong with salmon and when you pair it with crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce and a horseradish creme, you TAP Gastropub’s salmon BLT. Make sure you ask for the truffle fries also! To satisfy our sweet tooth without ordering dessert, Chef Thorne decided to bless us with the stuffed French toast. I’ve said this before that I am not much of a bread person but I LOVED this dish. Whipped ricotta is stuffed between two pieces of Texas toast and is topped with blackberry compote, granola and is served with a side of bacon. There was just enough whipped ricotta stuffed in the middle, so it wasn’t oozing out and the blackberry compote was mildly sweet and the granola added a nice crunch to balance the texture.
I’ve been to a lot of restaurants for brunch and TAP Gastropub is one that I would recommend adding to your list.
1180 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA
Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo