Our first venture into Sinema was about two years ago, after they first opened (June 2014). We’ve returned a couple of times since then but one meal we haven’t had the pleasure of trying before today, however, was brunch. Have we mentioned before how we’re not really morning people? Because I’m sure that we have. If you, like us, aren’t really up for a meal when the sun comes up, that’s perfectly alright with Sinema – their brunch menu is served until 2:00 PM, Sunday. As you walk up to the restaurant on Sunday morning you can sense the energy and upbeat ambiance from the crowd waiting to be seated.
The lounges at the restaurant were converted into a buffet. The displays are not as eye-popping as some, but there’s plenty of food to be had! Upstairs had stations for made-to-order omelets and pressed paninis. Downstairs had rows of warming trays holding the usual breakfast suspects—scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fried potatoes, and brown sugar baked ham. The second room was ringed by a pastries, granola, a rotating variety of homemade sweet and savory breads, and a biscuit bar with jams, spreads, and gravies. And I’m sure I’m forgetting something.
Our first stop was up the grand staircase to the balcony at the made-to-order stations for an omelets and panini station with fresh pressed sandwiches. Both were nicely prepared. The omelette station allows you to customize your egg creation with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
You can also order half portions of all the Ala carte items which is included in the bottomless price. That’s exactly what we did.
The real winner of brunch was the Sugar Crusted French Toast. Thick cut bread with some mascarpone cream, banana, and maple syrup. This is a prime example of simple but effective…..The basics executed perfectly. Thick, pillowy, bread french toast are tender and come with seasonal accompaniments that delivers plenty of sweetness.
For $15 you can enjoy the bottomless bloodys & mimosas, so we ordered one of each libations. The mimosa, served in a Champagne glass, had light pulpy orange juice mixed with a not-too-sweet bubbly. The bloody mary, served in a tall glass, had a trendy abundance of garnishes and sauces to choose from — a whole celery and carrot stalk, large green and black olives, pickles, jalapenos, peppers, and a bacon flavored hot sauce. Mine had that spicy hair-of-the-dog quality that you’d expect of a bloody Mary.
I’d be hard pressed to say that there’s a better brunch in Nashville. If you were to score our efforts based on the percentage of dishes we sampled, we’d fail miserably. Even with a battle plan, we didn’t come close to tasting half of what was available.
BRUNCH AT SIENMA:
Location:2600 Franklin Pike, Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37204 615-942-7746
Brunch Hours: Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reservations: Recommended Opentable
Buffet price: Sinema’s Bottomless Brunch is $25 per person. Children 12 & Under are $12. All Ala carte items are included. Bottomless Bloodys & Mimosas $15
Attire: Nice casual.
Credit cards accepted: Yes.
Parking: Free parking and $6 Valet
Kid-friendly: Yes, there are kid-friendly options such as Teddy Bear Pancakes