Exploring Templeton Landing

This past Saturday I had brunch at Templeton Landing in downtown Buffalo with one of my best friends, Megan. I had been to Templeton for drinks before a concert, as well as for their famous Mojito Monday, but I had only ever seen the deck, bar and gorgeous view outside of the restaurant.

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When I was invited to enjoy a meal courtesy of the establishment, I was thrilled to see everything that they had to offer. Templeton Landing has a gorgeous ballroom and roof top deck used for weddings and although I had been there before, I never even knew they existed.

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Since one of my friends Charlene is getting married tomorrow I really have weddings on my mind..  If my drink looks fantastic with this rooftop view, can you imagine this as the backdrop of photos of a bride and groom?!

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As you probably guessed from the above picture, Megan and I had bottomless mimosas! We’ve been brunching at many places over the past year so we have high standards for this simple yet delicious drink.. and we were very pleased with the champagne OJ ratio in Templeton Landing’s mimosas.

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Because Megan and I were both attending Charlene’s wedding on Sunday, we opted for the Saturday brunch option. On Sunday, Templeton Landing offers an extensive array of classic breakfast foods, as well as those with a twist. I’m planning on going back to try their Ricotta Pancakes, they sound delicious. There was a full lunch menu and 2 brunch specials offered on Saturday when we went.

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Megan opted for a caesar salad and french onion soup combination, while I went with the lobster roll. Nothing says summer to me quite like seafood, and fresh seafood can be tricky to find so far from the ocean. My roll did not disappoint! It was stuffed full of lobster meat. Between the view and my meal I felt like I was temporarily transported to my vacation in 2009 to Wells, Maine and I loved it.

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Before our meals arrived we munched on a delicious bread plate that included a ricotta-pesto spread and fresh parmesan with olive oil. It was all so good and with so many options I had to force myself to leave room. I think I should also go on record saying this may be the first time I’ve ever turned down a second bread plate just due to self control (because carbs and cheese = <3).

We finished off our brunch/lunch and tour with a gigantic piece of cheesecake.

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All of the food that we ate and views that we saw were ridiculously photogenic. Templeton Landing is a very Instagram friendly restaurant!

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I love a place with delicious food and gorgeous views. Who doesn’t? The great customer service that our waitress Sarah provided us with was the “whipped cream and strawberries” on our gigantic piece of cheesecake.

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With Monday July 11 being National Mojito Day, Templeton Landing is celebrating with Don Q Rum by offering $5 classic, acai, lemon and cilantro, berry mojitos and more at their party! As an equal opportunity mojito lover, I definitely recommend trying Templeton Landing’s mojitos out. The bartender may even make you a pineapple coconut one *if you ask nicely* like he did for me when I went 2 weeks ago 😉

 

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