On a lark, because other business took us out that direction, we decided to have breakfast at IHOP for the first time in decades.
- Coffee, okay+ (reminiscent of Kona and thus of McDonalds)
- Bacon, okay
- Hash browns, okay
- Orange juice, substandard
- Spinach mushroom omelette, miserable. Maybe all it needed was proper salt, but the overall impression was “I didn’t know that anyone sold tasteless eggs”
- Blueberry pancakes, shockingly small plus “I didn’t know that anyone grew tasteless blueberries.”
- Price: no bargain
We also couldn’t help noticing that the customers looked very different from the customers for Sunday brunch at the French bistro. But had they been the Vanderbilts or the Rockefellers, it wouldn’t change our evaluation of the food.
The very Latina waitstaff was professional and very hard-working, so we tipped well. But we don’t expect ever to return.
We passed a bunch of people waiting to be seated on our way out. Baffling.