Alice Szigethy opened her Lake Hopatcong restaurant, Alice’s, in 2009 to the pleasure of lake residents and weekenders. The establishment overlooks New Jersey’s largest lake and offers gorgeous views from inside the restaurant and on its expansive patio area.
Chef David Drake, a known name in popular kitchens like The Frog and The Peach, Daryl and Stage House, has constructed a creative menu that features both modern dishes and comforting foods.
Breakfast is a popular meal at Alice’s. In non-winter months, guests gravitate to the patio area where there are tables and where guests can also eat at a counter overlooking the water.
Eggs Benedict ($11) are simply delicious and feature a tomato Hollandaise sauce that offers a nice twist on a familiar favorite. Blueberry Pancakes ($9) get an extra dose of the tasty little blue guys with a blueberry sauce on the side. A nice perk is the serving of pure maple syrup to pour over the powder-sugared cakes.
Diners can add bacon or ham to any entree for an additional $4.
For the more health-conscious eaters, there is Granola and Greek Yogurt with berries and honey ($8). The serving is generous and the tangy Greek yogurt is a nice contrast to the sweet berries.
Coffee is strong and dark-roasted and Alice’s serves brunch-worthy cocktails like the classic Bloody Mary and Mimosa.
For a relaxing breakfast with a view that cannot be beat, take a scenic ride over to Alice’s. You will not be disappointed.
24 Nolan’s Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.