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Oct 31, 2006 05:17 PM

Best Eggs Benedict in DC metro area

I'm looking for the best Eggs Benedict in the DC area for a birthday celebration. Any suggestions?

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  1. Indeed I do!

    The Hay Adams has long been a favorite spot of mine for special breakfasts. The dining room is beautiful and over looks the park in front of The White House. In the late fall and winter when the trees are bare of leaves there is a nice view of The White House from their dining room.

    I've been there 8 or 9 times over the years and have never had anything other than eggs benedict. Freshly squeezed citrus juices too.

    1. do you want unique eggs bene or the normal version of eggs bene?

      1. Thanks. Probably a normal version, and something more casual than Hay Adams. I've heard Bistro Francais in Georgetown has good ones, but don't know anything about the restaurant.

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        1. re: ckoduke

          Actually, my husband, a friend and I had lunch at bistro Francaiise his past Sunday. Our friend had the egggs benedict wih soeed salmon and was pleased with them. The eggg looked just right. I didn't try thr hollandaise but I'm sure it was as nice as most other things they do there.

          Here's a pic-

        2. The places that come mind where they have actually gotten my bene right (perfect consistency of the eggs, good seasoning, etc) have been La Fourchette in Adams Morgan, Luna in Dupont Circle, the Four Seasons, and strangely enough the Diner always gets them just right as well. Those are the places that come to mind. It takes more than a simple line cook to get a poached egg perfectly poached.

          One place I've had poached eggs but never a bene, but I assume it would be good, is Little Orleans Cafe in Adams Morgan.

          1. Colorado Kitchen is casual, and she makes the best hollandaise sauce I've ever had in my life. It's golden and buttery ad heaven on a plate.