The Good King Tavern, Bella Vista's new favorite French spot, is now serving brunch — and not just on the weekends, but on Fridays as well. Launched this past weekend, brunch service runs every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And with chef Paul Lyons (who clearly shares his old boss George Sabatino's love of making things hard on himself) in the kitchen, it follows that everything from the bread to the breakfast sausage is being tackled in-house.
The debut brunch menu included dishes like smoked salmon tartines, croque madames, omelettes, pain perdu, and poached eggs with French bread, breakfast sausage, and charred scallion pistou. There's also a "breakfast board," recalling the excellent cheese and charcuterie boards available at dinner. And while you can get a mimosa or bloody mary, TGK nails classic cocktails — so you might want to branch out a little with a Pimm's cup.
(If you still need a nudge through TGK's door, though, check out Brian Freedman's adulating review in this week's Philly Weekly. The skate in saffron cream sauce is the solution to literally all of the world's problems; the steak frites "is steak and potatoes as the great carnivore in the sky intended them to be eaten," rhapsodizes Freedman.)