Moda Restaurant and Lounge

By grace.g.yang ยท January 17, 2008
Under: Brunch,Burgers,Midtown West

Moda, located in the Flatotel in the theater district, is a restaurant we visited based on a friend’s recommendation. The restaurant feels very lounge-like; dimly lit, large comfortable couches, and a well-stocked bar. The brunch at Moda is very reasonable – every entree is under $15 and everything comes with a free mimosa, bloody mary, or orange juice!

I went with the French toast:

If you’ve been following the site for a while, you know that I’m picky when it comes to French toast; the bread needs to be stale enough to hold the egg/milk combination but has to be moist (and not soggy). I mean, it can’t be that difficult to make good French toast (considering I can do it at home), but I feel like a lot of restaurants just don’t know how to make it. Moda’s French toast was prepared exceptionally well – just enough egg and milk combined with bread dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!

Chris ordered the standard cheeseburger:

Surprisingly, the cheeseburger from Moda was AWESOME! It had a nice grill flavor and there was a huge chunk of cheese melted on the big peace of meat – what else can you ask for? It’s not my favorite burger (that honor belongs to Goodburger), but it was definitely better than a lot of brunch burgers I’ve had.

Our friends both ordered egg white omelettes with hash browns:

They both enjoyed their egg white omelettes and the waiter even threw in an extra side of toast (I think the kitchen accidentally prepared it and didn’t want it to go to waste. Seriously, no one else was in the restaurant). I can’t see myself going back to Moda (it’s in a weird location for me), but I think their brunch is pretty decent (and you can make reservations on opentable!)

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