Today on the Bite Tonight: The Zenith
Located in the Fisher Building on W Grand Blvd. is The Zenith, a funky, retro, and quirky gem that I just had the pleasure of experiencing. For Mother’s Day, I took my dearest friend, Amanda out to brunch. With a one of a kind Southern-Mexican inspired menu that’s full of flavor and color, the Zenith’s decor is equally as vibrant. With goodies like Red Velvet Waffles, Pistachio Crepes, and omelettes filled with everything from rice and beans to candied mango bacon, the Zenith is sure to attract a serious crowd. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Price: 3 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Wow factor: 4 out of 5 bites
Meximash: Scallion mashed potatoes topped with chorizo, two fried eggs, chipotle sour cream and black beans. The chorizo was salty and slightly spicy and mashed potatoes still had some texture. The chipotle sour cream was seriously spicy and had such a good flavor. The eggs were a little undercooked for my liking, but when the yolk broke it really pulled everything together.
Candied Mango Bacon and a side of Jalapeno Hollandaise: The bacon was the perfect marriage of sweet and salty, without being too overwhelming. The sugar from the mango really caramelized the bacon. When i saw the jalapeno hollandaise on the menu, I just had to try it so I ordered a side. The Jalapeno was subtle, but just enough to kiss you with spice. Thumbs up!
The Zenith is just one of those places you have to try. With faux snake-skin covering the benches and a style that makes you think “upscale vintage garage sale,” it’s really quite the adventure. The dining room is filled with interesting pieces that can only be described as art. The service was good and the menu is one of the most unusual and creative I have come across. Whether it’s a theater performance or just a hungry tummy that brings you to the Zenith, I promise that it won’t be your last visit. You just don’t come across places like this everyday. Check em out!