Bon Voyage Reviews

I am a connoisseur of the finer things in life, especially that of food, wine, travel, lodging, and dining.  I have experienced a lot of good and a lot of bad, and wanted a place to share my findings for others to benefit.  This page is dedicated to sharing my opinions about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the service industry; weeding out the poor establishments, applauding the excellent establishments, and discussing everything in between.  I hope any readers may find this helpful.

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The Breakfast Club

A corner cafe on Scottsdale Boulevard in downtown Scottsdale, this restaurant boasts a pleasant yet bustling atmosphere, and food that is beautifully presented yet somewhat lacking.

Food: I ordered the The Bird omelette, minus avocado, which included turkey, mushrooms, and boursin cheese.  It was served with fresh fruit, Potatoes O'Brien, and topped with Creme Fraiche.  The omelette was nice and fluffy and quite delicious looking until I cut into it.  Triangle slices of deli lunchmeat were slapped inside with a couple dollops of Boursin cheese.  The turkey was also somewhat fatty so I ended up spending most of my breakfast slicing away the edible portions of my omelette.  The only part I actually enjoyed were the mushrooms which were thinly sliced, nicely flavored, and cooked into the egg.  The Potatoes O'Brien consisted of more onions and peppers than actual potatoes, and the potatoes themselves were scantly flavored, and that being primarily of salt.  My husband ordered the Cinnamon Challah French Toast with candied nuts, seasonal berries, and Vermont maple syrup.  The french toast portions were resonably sized and nicely flavored but very dry and somewhat thin, basically requiring a maple syrup bath.  He asked for the candied nuts on the side, not being one for excessive amounts of sweet,
and was thankful when his breakfast arrived with an entire bowl of heavily sugared nuts.  This dish was definitely designed for the lover of sweets.
Service: The service was hurried yet efficient and our meals were brought out to us with a fair amount of speed for the number of people crowding the restaurant. 

Ambiance: Crowded and noisy yet light and airy.  We sat outside under heat reducing misters which was pleasant and much more quiet.

The food wasn't horrible but for $8-$15 a plate for breakfast, not a place we will return.

Rating: 3 of 5