Over the years I've heard rave after rave reviews of the pancakes from Tom's Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. But I've also heard legend of their long waits. One of our good friends lived just around the corner and right before he moved we decided to have a farewell brunch at Tom's. Hello, pancakes...
First I'd like to mention that while you're waiting in the long lines, the folks from the restaurant bring you treats, like their spicy fries with a smokey chipotle aioli. These were so crispy, so perfectly fried that our first order of business when were were finally seated was putting in an order of these for the table.
On to the pancakes...my friend recommended the Harvest Pancakes which have Cranberries and Sweet Corn folded into the batter. Tne pancakes were pleasant, not super dense, but not super fluffy either. What really made the pancakes were the assorted flavored butters. The cinnamon butter paired especially well with the Harvest Pancakes. If I'm dying for awesome pancakes I'll still stick to Shopsins, but it's a fun and friendly neighborhood joint and the fries alone are worth a return visit.
Tom's Restaurant 782 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238