Brunch is the keyword this weekend, and Lantern Hall, the craft beer hall off the Morgan L, is adding its name to the long list of your options. Starting this weekend, the kitchen will be rolling out a menu to satisfy those brunchy cravings.
Like their existing evening offerings, brunch is Southern-influenced comfort food. Expect items like Fried French Toast (brioche, raspberry coulis, vanilla cream, seasonal berries) and their take on Chicken & Waffles (buttermilk fried chicken and waffles as sandwich, shown below).
The Crab Benedict – housemade crab cakes, poached egg, and brown butter hollandaise atop an English muffin – is sure to become another indulgent favorite.
Opened in December 2015, Lantern Hall is the vision of Jeff Wong, a Queens-born former finance guy turned small business owner. Partnering with “beer expert” Will Sperling, their combined experience in craft beer and restaurant design have turned the former car repair shop into an impressive beer hall.
Most of the materials used in the space were found in junkyards or recycled. The draft tower is fashioned from an old pipe, while the metal bathroom doors are from a school. Vintage meter gauges adorn a few of the high tables in the front.
The expansive hall makes for a great place to host events. Live music and Nintendo 64 tournaments are some highlights of their calendar. And Mondays are reserved RuPaul’s Drag Race, an old Tandem tradition resurrected for a rowdy time.
With more exciting new developments to come, Lantern Hall is poised to become a fixture of the Morgantown bar scene.
Lantern Hall Brunch 11 am to 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. 52 Harrison Pl., East Williamsburg.