Brunch at Tender Bar + Kitchen

Bank Safe
The safe at Tender (Tender’s space used to be home to the Arsenal bank building)

*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from Tender Bar & Kitchen. I’m just a Pittsburgh foodie, who enjoys sharing her Pittsburgh foodie adventures. 🙂 All photos were captured on an iPhone 5s and were edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop Extended CS4.

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I’ve been wanting to dine at Tender Bar + Kitchen for a while now. The same owners from Verde own Tender Bar + Kitchen. Thus, I knew Tender was going to be good.

I love the interior of Tender! You can tell they tried to keep a lot of the original feel of the space (used to be Arsenal bank building). When I walked into the restaurant, I felt like I was stepping back into the 1920s (with cocktails to match).

The clock in Tender (so cool!)
The clock in Tender (so cool!)
The AMAZING bar at Tender Bar + Kitchen
The AMAZING bar at Tender Bar + Kitchen

My Mom & I decided to go for brunch on an (actually) warm Sunday in November. Here’s what we ordered:

Buckwheat Pancakes
Buckwheat Pancakes from Tender Bar + Kitchen

My main dish: buckwheat pancakes with blueberry mascarpone and lavender maple syrup. Very good (although, not as good as the buttermilk pancakes at Verde)! I REALLY liked the blueberry mascarpone on top.

Close-up of the Buckwheat Pancakes at Tender Bar & Kitchen
Close-up of the Buckwheat Pancakes at Tender Bar & Kitchen
Summer sausage
Tender summer sausage

Tender summer sausage as one of my side. As Anthony Bourdain would say, “oh yeah, baby”! This was one of the best sausages I’ve EVER had!

Home Fries
Tender Home Fries

Tender home fries– honestly, THE best home fries I’ve EVER had! I like that the home fry potatoes were nice big chunks. No wimpy pieces in the ‘burgh! Also, I like the addition of the green onions on top of the home fries.

Brunch punch and orange juice
Tender brunch drinks: U.S.S. Richmond punch and fresh-squeezed orange juice

My two brunch drinks: U.S.S. Richmond punch (Jamaican rum, cognac, curaçao, ruby port, black tea and lemon) and fresh-squeezed orange juice. This is how you brunch!

French Toast
Tender’s French Toast

My Mom’s brunch: french toast with persimmon compote, whipped cream and maple syrup. This was REALLY good! 😀 Words cannot describe the genius behind this dish.

So if you have a hankering for a WONDERFUL Sunday brunch, I suggest heading over to Tender Bar + Kitchen.

Three cheers to good food, fabulous art & cultural events,

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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