Biscuit and Branch is the new kid on the block in the Short North and is focused on bringing all day breakfast options to the table. When I first heard news of this new addition to the vibrant Short North Arts District I began to reminisce on the memories of my time brunching across the east coast and desperately hoped I would get a close experience with this new restaurant. So with high hopes and a beautiful Sunday afternoon I ventured down to try my newest local dining option.
First, I will say the interior of Biscuit and Branch is dreamy, a calming palette of grays provides a cool and comforting vibe. I should be transparent here and reveal that I'm basically a sucker for interiors with a primarily gray palette, it is currently the base of my entire apartment, but slight bias aside I very much enjoyed the decor. The restaurant does feel more east coast (what I was looking for) versus southern charm (the food direction) but despite it's cool decor the menu is very much based in the south.
For brunch I had the Paul's Nasty which is a spicy fried boneless chicken thigh served on a biscuit topped with sausage gravy and cheddar cheese. We also ordered the Bowl O' Biscuits and at the suggestion of our bartender I decided on the Jelly Jar as my cocktail for the day. My friend ordered the Daddy Frankie, grilled beef tenderloin served on a biscuit with sage butter and cheese grits and scrambled egg on the side. Important note: The Bowl O' Biscuits is HUGE (see picture above) and is great as a appetizer for a group but make sure you have a few people wanting to partake or you will never make it to the bottom of the bowl.
I enjoyed the Paul's Nasty, the chicken was perfectly crispy with just the right amount of heat. The biscuit stood well under the chicken, cheese, and gravy and was also tasty on it's own. The portion size was perfect for me and I used the extra gravy on part of a spare biscuit from our ginormous bowl. The Daddy Frankie also went over well with the beef having a great flavor along with the grits. I liked the jelly jar but definitely want to try the mimosa service option next time. I will definitely go back to Biscuit and Branch to try the other menu items I've been eyeing and eventually will venture further down the menu to try their "Supper" options once I've exhausted the brunch menu.
Biscuit and Branch is located in the Short North Arts District on High St. just between Lincoln and Buttles.