Local Bites: Cassis American Brasserie

Since I started working in downtown St. Pete at the beginning of this year, I've been making an effort to further explore its food scene, whether through dinner after work or making the drive from South Tampa over the weekends. I'm not even close to being halfway there - slowly, but surely.

I was invited to try the brunch menu at Cassis American Brasserie, a spot I'd heard a lot about from friends who live in St. Pete. The restaurant has a very clean and bright feel, and plenty of natural lighting from its corner location on Beach Drive, which I can definitely dig.

Overwhelmed by all the delicious options, pH and I were finally were able to make our brunch decisions after spending some time taking in the menu. To drink - Ruby Cubes for pH and a non-alcoholic White Cranberry Mojito for myself. To eat - Tomato & Basil Soup and the Meat Lover's Omelet with a side of crispy bacon for pH and French Onion Soup and the Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout for myself.

Keep scrolling below for all the deliciousness!

Ruby Cubes: Four Roses bourbon, orange juice, ginger, lemon juice | White Cranberry Mojito: Mint, limes, white cranberry juice, club soda

French Onion Soup with spiced croutons and gruyere cheese

Tomato & Basil Soup topped with parmesan cheese

Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout: Roasted pepper, caramelized onion, cheddar grits

Meat Lover's Omelet: Breakfast sausage, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar (subbed with goat cheese)

Verdict: We'd definitely return. Warm, friendly service paired with savory selections make for a wonderful brunch experience and Cassis American Brasserie offered just that. The cheddar grits were full of flavor alone, and even more so paired with the sautéed andouille sausage, shrimp and sweet peppers. My keto-friendly man thoroughly enjoyed his low-carb, meat-heavy omelet, so much that there was not one crumb left on his plate.

Cassis American Brasserie is located at 170 Beach Drive Northeast in St. Petersburg. The brunch menu is available daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the lunch menu offered daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cassis is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For the latest updates from Cassis American Brasserie, follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Disclosure: The meal featured in this post was provided by Cassis American Brasserie for editorial consideration. This post was written on my own accord, and opinions expressed here are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cassis American Brasserie.