As a brunch aficionado I am always desperately on the look out for new places to go. Probably because I’m prone to getting rather drunk and am not always welcomed back. I had a wonderful dinner at Dominic a few months ago, so I thought it would be prudent to check out what’s on the brunch menu too. It’s such a great space with their large floor to ceiling windows, so brunch is the perfect time to enjoy the view.
For me the best part of brunch is the fact you can drink, and not be the least bit frowned upon. I don’t think brunch can be considered brunch without a few cocktails and luckily Dominic doesn’t disappoint on that front. They have a fab range of brunch special cocktails for only 6,000 each! As you can see we all indulged in a mimosa or two, possibly three, after so many it really is hard to keep track.
As well as the mimosas they also have a few autumn cocktail specials. We tried the Apple Pisco Sour, and Pear and Vanilla martini. Both are 12,000 each or half price during brunch and happy hour. They are both exceptionally well made drinks. The balance of flavours paired with the alcohol makes for a great harmony. I enjoyed both but would have to give the edge to the apple pisco sour, despite the fact I’m not usually a fan of apple flavoured things, this was a delight and The Fat Boyfriend agreed too.
After all those drinks, I needed something to soak it all up with. I was rather ravenous, so opted for the Dominic Burger (17,000). Served on chewy ciabatta bread and topped with a slice of cream cheese, this homemade burger was delightful. The beef patty was well seasoned and full of flavopur. Topped with a big wedge of cream cheese, and salad it seemed like a classier version of a regular burger. It also came with cajun french fries.
We also ordered The French Toast Crunch (12,000) Rice Krispie crusted French Toast, served with bacon and fig jam. This is the perfect treat for sweet toothed people with a serious hangover. The french toast will seriously cure what ails you. An interesting take, made with their buttery brioche bread. The fig jam that was paired with it also worked well and was a great compliment to the bacon. A real winner, considering the price.
My dining companion ordered the Prosciutto, Eggplant, and Brie sandwich (17,000). It looked pretty well stuffed with freshly roasted vegeatables, cheese and pesto. Although I think it was a bit on the pricey side as there wasn’t much prosciutto in it. He let me have a bite but I’m not a great fan of brie, so I guess this one is a matter of taste for me. The vegetables and pesto were tasty though. I think it would be nicer if I tried it with fresh mozzarella instead.
I also couldn’t resist ordering the California Cobb salad again. It’s just so fresh and tasty, and fast becoming my favourite salad.
With their half price cocktails during brunch I think Dominic is definitely in my top five. The food is great, and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Well worth checking out on a weekend if you enjoy day drinking!
Dominic is located at 683-133 hanam-dong, yongsan-gu, Seoul. to get there take a train to Hangangjin Station (line6) Come out of exit 3 and walk straight for about 200 meters. It’s located next to the Kolon Series Multi Shop and just across from Woori bank. For more information you can call them on 02-790-7588 or check out their facebook page.