Dining Out: Traditions Sunday buffet offers wide variety

By Dave Greber
By Howard Manges

March 13, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT

Town of Union, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Traditions at the Glen is known for its history, its comfort, the view and flavors from some of the most well-trained chefs in our area.

That's just on Sundays; and there are few better ways to spend one.

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"I believe it's a beautiful setting," said Traditions at the Glen General Manager Candace Jones. "Whether it's winter, springtime, summer or fall, we have a beautiful view. It is absolutely stunning. We have a good reputation. We have excellent chefs."

Traditions at the Glen has been offering a breakfast buffet for the past seven years. It's a great setting to have a great meal with family and friends. It offers white-tablecloth-level service, and literally anything you can think of for the most important meal of the day.

"Pancakes to order. Eggs to order. Waffles to order," Jones said. "There's eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, sausage and biscuits. We have oatmeal, there's cereals. There's just such a variety.

From savory to sweet, the selection at Traditions breakfast buffet is as eye-catching as it is delicious.

Jones made the switch from brunch to breakfast when she arrived about seven years ago, saying the brunch offerings came off a little heavy for a first meal, and weren't as well attended.

A lot has changed, especially the interest. On a chilly day in late February, the dining area was packed with couples, families large and small, and even a few large parties.

"I think we're very consistent. You'll see the same servers there every week. You'll see the same chefs," Jones said. "The experience is consistent, so people know what they're going to get when they come here, so I think that's definitely a plus.

And that change has given the chefs at Traditions all the more to concentrate on making one of the best breakfast experiences in the Southern Tier.

"There's nothing better than to go out as a family after church or some other gathering and to have a good time," Jones said.

Reservations are recommended for the brunch, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sundays.

Traditions' phone number is (607) 797-2381.

Adults are $15.95, seniors are $13.95, children between the ages of 5 and 12 are just $8.95. Children 4 or younger are free.