Ria’s Bluebird, Grant Park, Atlanta GA
We were down this way not long ago on a visit to Oakland Cemetery and I promised myself we’d come back to try Ria’s Bluebird. Every time we’ve gone past Ria’s Bluebird it’s been packed and this day was no exception. We waited about 20 minutes and we were seated with coffee right away.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff could not have been nicer. We both ordered omelettes and they arrived much more quickly than we had expected. One thing right off the bat, is that these are two egg omelettes rather than 3 egg which we’ve become accustomed to elsewhere yet they are the same price range.
Melanie had her omelette with her usual assortment of veggie stuffings. For her side items, she ordered the creamy grits and soysage. I had wanted the sausage (standard pork sausage for me) inside of my omelette but the server must’ve misunderstood because I received the three cheese omelette (the Omelette of the Day) with the sausage on the side. I also had the skillet potatoes.
As I mentioned previously (2 egg versus 3 egg), the omelettes were noticeably smaller than the brunch spots we’ve been visiting. The oddest thing was the biscuits (can we really call them that?) because it was much more like bread baked in a pan although it was light and flavorful it didn’t score in the biscuit category.
Both of our omelettes were a little dry but tasted great. Hey, when you’ve had omlettes from Rise-n-Dine, Murphy’s, and Park’s Edge you’ve been spoiled rotten. The potatoes were even more dry, didn’t have any real flavor but did have some kind of weird after taste that I didn’t care for. Melanie did enjoy her soysage which tasted better than my overdone real sausage.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Ria’s Bluebird and would give it a B-. One thing that I have to say is that it’s an institution and I’m a sucker for tradtion. Are there better places for brunch? Sure, but Ria’s Bluebird is a good contender and certainly deserves a spot of our MUST SEE of Atlanta dining.
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