Sun, May 19, 2024

Business Lunch Review: Edgar’s Grille

Food Quality: 5
Service: 5
Business Meeting: 4
Value: 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

People often refer to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, so it always amazes me that so many skip it and wait until lunchtime to eat. But I do understand running late in the morning and having no time to eat breakfast. On those days, when I can’t sit down and have a proper meal, I often grab a granola bar for the road, but it’s never very filling or satisfying.

Because breakfast is my favorite meal, I was happy to visit Edgar’s Grille on Furys Ferry Road for Sunday brunch with my wife, Rebecca. As a former ABD reporter, I used to attend a monthly breakfast meeting called CSRA Home Connections, a networking group for home services professionals, such as builders, exterminators, and plumbers. I knew nothing about home improvement, but I was there to cover the meeting and of course, enjoy a great breakfast from Edgar’s.

At Edgar’s Grille, the food is prepared and served by Helms College culinary students. The college, which is part of Goodwill Industries, provides educational opportunities and job placement services. Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister.

When we arrived, I thought we would have to wait a while for a table, but instead, we were seated promptly. Our server told us they were serving a brunch buffet, so we loaded our plates with a variety of breakfast favorites, including eggs, sausage, and grits. I also got a blueberry muffin, French toast, and an omelet. It certainly wasn’t the healthiest meal I’ve eaten, but overall, the food was great.

Rebecca said the grits tasted like mashed potatoes, which is enough to offend any Southerner. They didn’t taste like that to me, but I didn’t question her taste buds. I ordered a mimosa, and she ordered a Bloody Mary, which were served quickly.

Edgar’s Grille is large and comfortable enough to accommodate a business meeting. Also, we were surprised when we got the check, which was $84. The brunch buffet costs $30 a person.

The Partridge Inn has another upscale restaurant that typically offers brunch on the first Sunday of every month for $56 a person, so Edgar’s is a great value.

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