Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Living Room - Dunedin, FL
Why, oh why, did I wait so long to try the Living Room Restaurant in Dunedin? There is not any particular reason, other than it is a bit of a drive for me because I certainly had a mostly lovely experience dining there for Saturday brunch. I arrived there a bit early with my family, so the place was still wide open and we were able to pick a choice spot in the dining room where we could have a good view of both rooms. I ordered a spicy Bloody Mary and then looked over the menu. We decided to try Roy's Brunch Reuben, the Brunch Burger, and the Henny and Johnny, which is a fried cornish hen served with cornmeal pancakes and one egg.
My Bloody Mary was just the way I liked it and it was not much of a wait for food. First, the Henny and Johnny. I was very happy with my cornmeal pancakes and egg, but the cornish hen had no flavor and I think some basic salt and pepper would have made quite a difference there. So, moist hen and nice crunchy coating, but ruined by a lack of seasoning. Luckily, the rest of the meal was very enjoyable. I loved the burger, but the reuben was my favorite and more than made up for the cornish hen. I have to say I liked the friendly service there and the atmosphere, too. One negative, but more than enough positives would make me want to go back more often, if only it were closer.
The Living Room Restaurant and Lounge
487 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698