I think one of the keys to a successful restaurant is to be clear as to what you are trying to do. There are so many restaurant these days that suffer from an identity crisis. 'Authentic' mexican restaurants offer Fish and Chip dishes (ahem MASA...), 'authentic' french restaurants label their main dishes 'entrées' which should really be called 'plats principaux'...ahem...Petit Robert.
Another common mistake is to try to be too many things: Five Napkin Burger should really just stick to Burgers...
This past Saturday, OM Restaurant, in Harvard Square put a group of Boston Brunchers up for a taste of their brunch offering. As per usual, I checked out the menu before heading out and was a little worried by the wide range of dishes offered: from Southern to Asian and classic American...I braced myself...was this going to be another case of identity mayhem?
This being my first time to OM, I had no past experiences to draw upon, I was at a clean slate. I can very happily say however, that OM impressed me through and through.
Being the sponsor of our get together of blogging brunchers, OM had a great welcome ready for us and a fabulous table right by the window. The interior décor is Asian-styled with exquisite Buddha figures and beautiful wall designs.
Once everyone in our party had arrived, we were served their Lychee Bellini, a freshly blended Lychee puree with Prosecco. I have always enjoyed anything Lychee, but let me tell you that something about the freshly blended fruit with the crisp champagne was really delicious and set things on a positive road from the get go.