BY Keyser Saucey
Walking into Timeless, I am immediately struck by the crisp décor. In the Main Dining Room, you’ll see white walls, white reclaimed wood art, white chairs, and white light fixtures dangling from the industrial white ceiling. Accented with natural wood tabletops and blue upholstery, this place feels upscale but lacks any pretense.
It’s clear that a lot of love was put into developing the aesthetic both inside and outside of the building, which is unsurprising as Timeless is owned by local architect Matthew Kragh.
An open kitchen sits center stage amongst the design that is a modern take on “Old Florida” style. The Lounge side features a coal-fired pizza oven, cozy seating, and an indoor and outdoor bar.
Opened in August of 2017, Timeless is already living up to its name, transforming well-loved favorites into something that feels new and familiar all at the same time.
Brunch at Timeless offers comforting classics with some interesting twists. Staples like frittatas and pancakes have something a little extra that make them a uniquely Timeless creation. Such as the honey compound butter that is served with the buttermilk pancakes or the coal-fired Meat Feast Frittata that features Berkshire ham, sausage, bacon, cremini mushrooms, gruyere, and scallions. Yes, please.
The menu is also well-priced, ranging from $9 to $24. Even something as simple as a spring mix House Salad is made with care, including vanilla-cinnamon infused apples, goat cheese, and frosted spiced pecans. The vanilla-cinnamon apples almost appeared translucent on the plate and were a delicious pairing with the crumbled goat cheese and pecans.
A couple of other notable options on the menu are the French Onion Grilled Cheese, which fuses what are arguably the best sandwich and soup choices into one mouthwatering combo, and the Vanmeter, an upgrade to the fried bologna sandwich that you grew up with.
But let’s talk about the Salmon Benny. If you’re a fan of Egg’s Benedict, the Salmon Benny will not disappoint you. Pumpernickel toast provides a welcome change to the foundation of this dish rather than the standard English muffin. Layered on top in no particular order are smoked salmon, poached eggs, pickled red onion, boursin hollandaise sauce, and capers with a side of crispy hash browns. I’ve tried all kinds of variations of eggs benedict, and the Timeless Salmon Benny is really nicely done. The pumpernickel adds an earthy, tangy flavor that goes well with the smoked salmon. Topped with creamy hollandaise, this dish is decadent and done right.
And I can’t forget to mention the Banana Custard French Toast.
Caramelized bananas, salted toffee sauce, and pecans top off four large halves of French toast. This is like a sweet and salty bananas foster on top of French toast. The sugared pecans just send it over the top, adding another layer of flavor and crunch. I would come back to Timeless every Sunday just to indulge in this treat.
Overall, Timeless truly lives up to its name. Timeless offers comfort food with some innovative upgrades in a gorgeous atmosphere. The menu is varied without being overwhelming and well-priced. The casual ambiance and friendly staff give Timeless a homey feel. For these reasons, I’m giving Timeless 5/5 Sauceys.
Timeless – An MKH Eatery
90 Tamiami Trail
Naples, Florida 34102
Lunch Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner Hours: Monday to Sunday 5:00pm – Close
Cocktail and Pizza Lounge Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30am – Close, Sunday 10:00am -Close
Happy Hour: Monday to Saturday 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Lounge Only), Sunday 4:30pm – Close (Lounge & Main Dining Room)
Brunch Hours: Sundays 10:00am – 2:30pm
Phone: (239) 331-4325
Keyser Saucey is a pseudonym for Naples Herald and Lee Herald’s food critic. Keyser’s trips to area restaurants are unannounced and anonymous, and are paid for by the company. Yes, the staff is very jealous.
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