Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Brisket

Researching this post inspired me to go out — for brisket! I can now say with much conviction that I embrace this trend.

Humble brisket has gotten a promotion. Not just relegated to the holidays any longer, brisket in all its homey goodness is getting another look from chefs of all cuisines and is finding its way into ravioli, empanadas, tacos, and, of course, on to plates of barbecue at some of the nation’s best restaurants. Find out what OpenTable diners are saying about brisket in recent reviews — and share your fave place to serve this dish in the comments section. 

1886 Cafe & Bakery, Austin, Texas: “The brisket-burger (known as the Austin, TX) literally melted in our mouths.”

Alma Cocina, Atlanta, Georgia: “Brisket enchiladas were delicious!”

Basso, St. Louis, Missouri: “Main course consisted of the mushroom ravioli, the beef brisket rigatoni, and the emo punk pizza. All three entrees were great, especially to share and get the variety.”

Blue Smoke, New York, New York: “I had the Pit BBQ sampler and the food was great. I’m still trying to decide if I liked the brisket, pulled pork, or chicken the best. Great food and atmosphere!”

Distrito at the Saguaro Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona: “The brisket is rich and smoky.”

Dogwood Restaurant, Baltimore, Maryland: “The braised beef brisket was amazing, and I wished for more leftovers, so I could have enjoyed it for a few more meals!”

* E&E Grill House,  New York, New York: “Enjoyable dining experience. Wait staff friendly, attentive. Food excellent. Our party of four had salmon, scallops, slow roasted brisket, and the hangar steak. All done to perfection, as was the grilled asparagus.”

El Centro D.F., Washington, D.C.: “Awesome! Mango margarita, brisket enchiladas, fantastic service. A+ all the way. :)”

* Elevation Chop House and Sky Bar, Kennesaw, Georgia: “Food was great. The portions were very large. I had the brisket. Took home the leftovers.”

Mercadito, Chicago, Illinois: “Tried brisket tacos and peanut/coleslaw/chicken tacos. Perfect spice.”

* Russell’s Smokehouse, Denver, Colorado: “Tasty food. Loved the brisket and the sauces.”

* Sbraga, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “We have been here several times and have never been disapointed. This time, I had the gravlax, octopus, and brisket as my courses — all had deep and developed layers of flavors and each were cooked or prepared exquisitely.”

* Percy Street Barbecue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Best BBQ place in all of Southeastern PA hands down. Not one bad dish. Get the ‘moist’ brisket.”

Serpentine, San Francisco, California: “Brisket and beets hash was absolutely wonderful.”

Tribeca Grill, New York, New York: “Best brisket sandwich on Earth.”

TWO Urban Licks, Atlanta, Georgia: “The brisket empanadas were so good I wanted them for my meal too!! Restaurant was also the perfect ambience for a nice romantic night out. Five stars through and through!”

Virgil’s, New York, New York: “The brisket, spareribs, and chicken wings were incredible. The quality and selection of the sides were great, and the cornbread is probably the best in the city.”

* Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, Texas: “The rattlesnake and rabbit sausage, brisket-stuffed peppers, and roasted cauliflower were our faves.”

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