Oscar’s at Waldorf Astoria Orlando is an American Brasserie. It’s open daily from 7 am to 11:20 am. That’s right, only for breakfast!
Oscar’s is a cozy, casual restaurant with contemporary cuisine. It is located downstairs from the main lobby. Seating is available inside or outside.
We can’t have breakfast without a cup of coffee. At Oscar’s, they leave a small pot of fresh coffee on the table. This is perfect for those of us that must have more than a cup of coffee to perk up.
The restaurant offers an a la carte menu and an extensive buffet. Since it was our first visit to Oscar’s (and not our last) we ordered from the a la carte menu. We’ll share photos of the buffet with you later.
We decided to try Oscar’s French Toast “The French-Man” ($19) on recommendation of Julius from Droosilus and our server. It’s house-made brioche filled with bourbon custard, topped with a caramelized banana and powdered sugar, and served with 100% Vermont maple syrup and fresh berries. Whether you like French toast or not, you’ll love this one. The bread was moist with a crunchy outside. The filling was phenomenal! The bourbon wasn’t overpowering, just a hint, and the caramelization on the banana was a nice contrast to the consistency of the fruit.
In contrast to the sweet French toast was the Uova a Colazlione ($22), a fragrant English muffin with eggs scrambled with Buffalo mozzarella Campana DOP, then topped with Parmigiano Reggiano, crispy pancetta and basil. This is no ordinary egg sandwich! I don’t know what they do to this. Maybe it’s the Buffalo mozzarella that’s been scrambled in with the eggs, but whatever it is… it’s AMAZING. The dish is full of flavor and the crispy pancetta and Parmigiano Reggiano on top are nice touches to the dish. The eggs served at Oscar’s are from Lake Meadow Naturals. They are all natural, cage free eggs.
Our server, Clay, was very attentive. Since it was our first visit he thoroughly covered the menu with us. Clay informed of us the popular dishes, his favorites and explained the buffet. On our next visit we’ll be asking for him.
As you can tell, we loved the restaurant, food and service. We’re already looking forward to our next trip to Oscar’s. Our biggest decision will be whether or not to order off the a la carte menu or try the buffet (which looks delicious!).