Everything about the Hyatt Regency Orlando is spectacular. The rooms, the amenities, the service- all around top-notch. We enjoyed an overnight stay and had a wonderful dinner at Napa. In the morning we decided to have breakfast at the 24-hour hotel restaurant- The B-Line Diner.
One of the first things we noticed were the high prices on the menu. $13 for a plate of pancakes, $15 for smoked salmon and Naan. However, we were at a high-end hotel so the inflated prices weren’t completely shocking.
We were confused by the service though. We were greeted by three different servers and had one of those servers tell us how busy he was because he had a table of (eyes rolling) “New Yorkers.” Apparently, New Yorkers, according to this server, are just known for running the servers ragged, especially New Yorkers from specifically Brooklyn and the Bronx. I was absolutely floored, he had no idea if we were from NY as well. I certainly found it insulting and rude that he was complaining to us about another one of his tables.
When I originally wrote this post I was really concentrating on this particular server and the food was merely the sideshow. I have since decided to talk more about the food as it is not fair for one server to ruin the restaurant for everyone.
I was with my friend Chad who ordered the $13 pancakes. He had six mini flapjacks with a side of berries and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The pancakes themselves were smaller than normal but larger than silver dollar cakes, but the fresh berries made the entire dish filing and delicious.
I went with the Naan and Lox ($15). Cream cheese, red onion, tomatoes, capers, hard-boiled eggs and smoked salmon layered onto a large piece of Naan bread. Fresh dill sprinkled over top really made the salmon and capers pop with flavor. I really enjoyed it and would absolutely order this again.
Also featured on the menu were items like Cinnamon Raisin French Toast and a Belgian Waffle with toasted pecans and crumbled bacon. (We of course would omit the bacon but it sure sounds tasty.)
We also ordered a side of the hashbrowns ($4). Nothing special, they were good.
The B-Line Diner is open 24-hours a day. All day dining options include Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Burgers, Salads and Grilled Mahi Mahi.
The prices are high and our server doesn’t like to wait on New Yorkers, but the food was pretty amazing. If it were up to me I would give about one sprout for our server, but five sprouts for the food. However, again, I don’t want to penalize the entire restaurant for one employee so I give four out of five sprouts.