As I have often remarked, I’m not a huge fan of chain restaurants but sometimes they do have some good eats. Even though it’s been quite a while since my last dinner at Milestone’s, I must say that I’ve always enjoyed their brunches. The value has always been fairly good, given the quality of food and portion size and I definitely prefer it to their lunches and dinners. While trying to figure out where we should go for brunch one day, I suggested that we check out the Milestone’s in Yaletown since it had been quite a while since our last meal there and it was a convenient location for us.
I already knew what to order before I even entered the restaurant. The last time I was there, I had tried the prime rib hash, which turned out to be really tasty so I really wanted to order it again. As you can see below, the portion was huge and I ended up eating only half. The BBQ sauce provided some tanginess to the hash, which was offset by the creaminess of the poached egg and hollandaise sauce. I also liked the crunch of the corn and the crispy fried potatoes. I do like my hash to be on the crispier side and if you don’t like it that way, the hash may not appeal to you.
Jenkins had the Milestones’ Famous Big Breakfast, which came with standard fare such as double-smoked bacon, ham, andouille sausage, scrambled eggs, French toast, roasted potatoes, and fruit. As you can see, the portion size for this was also huge but since Jenkins was hungry that day, he managed to finish everything. The roasted potatoes were crispy and the salsa on top actually went quite well with the potatoes. The bacon was slightly greasy but the ham and sausage provided more than enough meat. I wasn’t too impressed with the French toast, which I found lacked flavour and I would have liked the outside to be slightly crispier.
Jenkins and I quite enjoyed our brunch at Milestone’s. Most of their offerings are pretty standard although they do try to come up with some interesting dishes such as the prime rib hash. The portions are more than enough to feed a fairly hungry person and I find their quality is always predictable, which I like. Note that this applies to brunch only though since I rarely (if ever) go there for dinner.
1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver