We started with a pitcher of their spicy mimosa’s, the orange juice made piquant with Thai chilis ($46) and then shared two entrees, asking them to be served one at a time. The eggs “Benjamin” with sliced smoked salmon on top of a potato latkes, and hollandaise ($18) followed by a Piedmontese burger topped with French Comte cow’s milk cheese and a “22-step” tomato. Crispy cubes of duck fat tots, sliced pickle chips and mustard accompanied it.
New York Times reviewer Pete Wells described the 22-step tomato as “a peeled plum tomato collapsed down to a red cushion that more or less covers the patty.” Ours was only a small blob in the middle of it. Our burger would have been tastier with a slice of tomato. That said, I’d still recommend The Loyal for brunch.