Housed in the lavish iPic Theatre on Wilshire Boulevard, this chic American restaurant now offers weekend brunchers a new dining option. Swing by midday on Saturdays and Sundays (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for the à la carte or the Brunch Box option. The prix fixe menu includes an entrée and a beverage including coffee, tea, juice, soda, or a cocktail ($19.99). Alcoholic beverages, including the house punch, homemade sangria, mimosa, bellini, Moscow mule, or Bloody Mary, can be made bottomless for $10.
Main courses include Tuck’s French toast made with thick sliced brioche, ricotta, and candied pecans; biscuits and gravy served with eggs any style; slow poached egg and short rib in mascarpone polenta; steak and eggs, and a wide range of omelettes. Additional options include a pulled pork sandwich with a fried egg and pickled red onions; a crispy chicken waffle sandwich with maple syrup; and a brunch burger with bacon and fried egg.
The brunch menu also features Lavish Supplements, giving guests the option to “make it rain” truffles ($25) or add a scoop of caviar ($15) to any of their menu selections.
Side offerings are as sumptuous and savory as the entrées and include smoked salmon-stuffed popovers and traditional sourdough toast with whipped butter and market jam. The real standouts are the crispy latke fries and the monkey bread babka made with coffee, cocoa, and cinnamon.
The interior plays tribute to golden era of film, with much of the restaurant's dishes, artwork, and design elements reflecting the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Dine at the large bar, on the romantic al fresco patio, or in the intimate lounge area.
The dishes are tasty enough to make a weekend trip to Tuck Room Tavern even if you aren’t catching a matinée.