Our first venture into SinemaÂ was about two years ago, afterÂ they first opened (June 2014). Weâ€™ve returned a coupleÂ of times since then but one meal we havenâ€™t had the pleasure of trying before today, however, was brunch. Have we mentioned before how weâ€™re not really morning people? Because Iâ€™m sure that we have. If you, like us, arenâ€™t really up for a meal when the sun comes up, thatâ€™s perfectly alright with SinemaÂ â€“ their brunch menu is served until 2:00 PM, Sunday.Â As you walk up to the restaurant on Sunday morning you can sense the energy and upbeat ambiance from the crowd waiting to be seated.
The lounges at the restaurant were converted into a buffet. The displays are not as eye-popping as some, but thereâ€™s plenty of food to be had! UpstairsÂ hadÂ stations for made-to-order omelets and pressed paninis. DownstairsÂ hadÂ rows of warming trays holdingÂ the usual breakfast suspectsâ€”scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fried potatoes, and brown sugar baked ham. The second room was ringed by a pastries, granola, aÂ rotating variety of homemade sweet and savory breads, and a biscuit bar with jams, spreads, and gravies. And Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m forgetting something.
Our first stopÂ was up the grand staircase to the balcony at the made-to-orderÂ stations for an omelets and paniniÂ station withÂ fresh pressed sandwiches. Both were nicely prepared.Â The omelette station allows you to customize your egg creation with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
You can also order half portions of all the Ala carte items which is included in the bottomless price. Thatâ€™s exactly what we did.
The real winner of brunch was the Sugar Crusted French Toast.Â Thick cut bread with some mascarpone cream, banana,Â and maple syrup. This is a prime example of simple but effectiveâ€¦..The basics executed perfectly. Thick, pillowy, bread french toast are tender and come with seasonal accompaniments that delivers plenty of sweetness.
For $15Â you can enjoy the bottomless bloodys & mimosas, so we ordered one of eachÂ libations. The mimosa, served in a Champagne glass, had light pulpy orange juice mixed withÂ a not-too-sweet bubbly. TheÂ bloody mary, served in a tall glass, had aÂ trendy abundance of garnishes and sauces to choose from â€” a whole celery and carrot stalk, large green and black olives, pickles, jalapenos, peppers, and aÂ bacon flavored hot sauce.Â Mine had that spicy hair-of-the-dog quality that youâ€™d expect of a bloody Mary.
Iâ€™d be hard pressed to say that thereâ€™s a betterÂ brunch in Nashville.Â If you were to score our efforts based on the percentage of dishes we sampled, weâ€™d fail miserably. Even with a battle plan, we didnâ€™t come close to tastingÂ half of what was available.
BRUNCH AT SIENMA:
Location:2600 Franklin Pike, Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37204 Â 615-942-7746
Brunch Hours: Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reservations: Recommended Opentable
Buffet price: Sinemaâ€™s Bottomless Brunch is $25 per person. Children 12 & Under are $12. All Ala carte items are included. Â Bottomless Bloodys & Mimosas $15
Attire: Nice casual.
Credit cards accepted: Yes.
Parking: Free parking and $6Â Valet
Kid-friendly: Yes, there are kid-friendly options such as Teddy Bear Pancakes