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Eggs Benedict Brunch

zwilliams Oct 13, 2006 10:07 PM

I was browsing the posts regarding this issue earlier and felt that responders did not put much effort into their posts. I NEED good, solid, reccomendations and many of them. Pretty please...
moving to an eggs benedict binge for the next month and a half.

Thank you for your time,

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    Jesdamala RE: zwilliams Oct 13, 2006 10:15 PM

    I love and adore Eggs Benedict, so look forward to responses!
    I am shameless, and always ask for extra hollandaise. Hate it when too lemony. Also, I always ask for eggs a little more well poached. And love dipping crispy french fries in the sauce. Not exactly the norm, but what a calorie and cholesterol splurge. I go back and forth between the two coasts, now on the west, or I would beg to join you! Please report back!

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      AimeeD RE: zwilliams Oct 13, 2006 11:22 PM

      My favorite eggs benedict are at Prune. The hollandaise there is on the lemony side- which I love.
      The bloody marys and potatos rosti are an added bonus.
      Another option is the Eggs Wellington at Rialto. It's served with steak and the last time I had it (5 yrs ago)....it was delicious. Hopefully it still is.
      Worst eggs benedict was at Norma's. Just awful.....tasteless hollandaise, overcooked ham and eggs, burnt english muffins, and all for $18. Avoid.

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        theannerska RE: zwilliams Oct 14, 2006 12:53 AM

        The eggs benedict at Sarabeth's is very good and consistent, but their salmon eggs benedict is incredible. Even during the madhouse that is brunch, I've never gotten a plate with congealed sauce or poached eggs that turned into poached-well-done while sitting in the kitchen for too long...it sounds strange, but this does impress me. Comes with peppers and chives on top, and over a fluffy, delicious (their own, made fresh daily) English muffin...

        Jane has some good versions, though I've only read about them on the menu.

        And Tides has a lobster eggs benedict on their brunch menu that I can't wait to try...

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          Lucia RE: theannerska Oct 14, 2006 03:01 PM

          I like Jane, but my last visit I had the benedict johnny and it was not good. The eggs were almost hard boiled. It seems there might be consistency problems.

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            Kanger RE: theannerska Oct 17, 2006 10:39 AM

            Agreed on Sarabeth's. My favorite eggs benedict in the city, and the salmon is definitely a step up.

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            POTsticker RE: zwilliams Oct 17, 2006 03:45 AM

            eggs benedict at blue ribbon bakery have always been good....

            1. erin07nyc RE: zwilliams Oct 17, 2006 01:14 PM

              Le Gamin on Hudson in the west village serves eggs benedict as well as the smoked salmon version on the weekend. It's almost always very good, although we had one occassion where they really skimped on the hollandaise for both of us (perhaps they made one batch and split it between our 2 plates). It's served with the traditional fried potatoes and small side salad.

              I understand that Ditch Plains on Downing St does eggs benedict all day - someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I have not tried them yet, though.

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                guttergourmet RE: erin07nyc Oct 31, 2007 06:25 PM

                Ditch Plains gets my vote-all day-create your own. I like mine with spicy chorizo or morcilla.

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                chowgal3 RE: zwilliams Oct 17, 2006 04:58 PM

                I love the lobster eggs benedict at Thalia. It is served with fruit and potatoes on the side, and the portion size is huge! It also comes with a mimosa, bloody mary, wine, or juice when you order it for brunch. You can see a picture of it at the end of the video below:


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                  kenito799 RE: zwilliams Oct 18, 2006 02:33 PM

                  Cafe Mogador, St Mark's (1st/A) has my favorite eggs Benedict. Perfectly poached organic eggs, about 6 versions. I think $11 includes salad, potatoes, and cappuccino.

                  1. JayVaBeach RE: zwilliams Oct 31, 2007 06:02 PM

                    I love Backfin Bennie's - a classic Eggs Benedict, but with lump backfin crab meat in lieu of the Canadian Bacon - it's divine. Voila! Cuisine International (Sunday Brunch menu) in Norfolk, VA.

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