Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary has finally opened up on Clark and Hastings. It occupies the old space of ‘Brave Bull House of Steaks’. The building has a fresh baby blue and yellow paint job reflecting the look of their Food Truck.
I’ve been to the food truck several times since its close to where I work. When I heard that they were opening up a restaurant, I was definitely excited to see what they would be cook up. They spent weeks teasing fans on Facebook and Twitter.
They opened just last week and was crazy busy during the weekend. A little past noon, there was a huge line up. We waited about 15 minutes for a seat for 2.
They have daily specials, but they do run out quick. We missed the crispy pork belly confit and I’ve had it at the food cart and it’s pretty darn good.
The space isn’t very large and they don’t take reservations.
The drink menu is great, but right now they don’t have any liquor just yet.
The food menu is an expansion of their food truck menu. A few new items and the usual items are still on the menu.
Freshly squeezed orange juice ( 12 oz – $5.75) is the perfect pairing for brunch. Nothing else can really compare to fresh OJ.
Matchstick Coffee (12 oz – $2.25) good coffee and what I need to wake up. Refills are $1 extra.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider (12 oz – $3.50) was ordered by M just out of curiosity. He didn’t like it. Its was lot hot apple juice with a bunch of different spices. It’s definitely an acquired taste and not for all.
Brioche French Toast ($7.75) is mothered in melted butter, syrup and powdered sugar. M really enjoyed it and said it was one of the best french toast he has ever had. The exterior is crunchy and the interior is moist.
Croque Madame (2 for $7.50) have brioche bread shells filled with ham, gruyere cheese, béchamel sauce, and a soft poached egg. It was sinfully delicious! Each little cup, you can eat in about 3 or 4 bites. Really delicious.
Braised Beef Short Rib ($11.75) has a soft poached free range egg, beer battered onion ring, and goat cheese on a toasted english muffin.
The best part is really the egg. When you pop it, it enrobes all the other ingredients.
Truffle Lemon Hashbrown Skewer ($3.50) is made of local organic potatoes, lemon, truffle oil, sea salt and chives. This time around, it wasn’t as good The potatoes weren’t crispy on the outside and needed a bit more truffle oil and salt.
Overall, M and I still enjoyed Yolk’s. The food is well executed, but a bit pricey for the portion that you get. If you are a big eater, you should get the 2 egg sandwiches and something on the side.
They are open for brunch and lunch at the following times:
- Wed – Fri | 7 am – 3 pm
- Sat – Sun | 9 am -4 pm
We rate Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary:
1298 East Hastings Street