The sign outside the Brunch Club, Patterson and Main Dayton, says it is the number one breakfast spot in Dayton. That is a misnomer. Who else serves breakfast in the city besides the Racquet Club? Being the only spot is not the same as being the best spot.
Having been there at least 1/2 dozen times, by necessity not choice, I have found the following to be true. Service is mediocre. The Waffle House does better to keep my coffee warm. The food also mediocre at best. The biscuits and gravy are frozen and not from scratch. The last two times I have ordered this diner standard the gravy was lukewarm and the biscuits room temperature at best. Both are sure signs of microwave preperation.
The brunch club does fill a much needed void in the downtown breakfast niche. Since the closing of the Americana Grill (is that the right name?) in the basement of Talbot Towers there is little other place to go for breakfast. The brunch club has good bones, a great menu and decent prices. For my next business breakfast I think I will drive south to the Golden Nugget or (gasp!) a chain like Bob Evans.
The brunch club can focus on two things to make this the best place for breakfast. The first is customer service, the second is scratch cooking and fresh food. They can take a cue from the Golden Nugget or any chain joint.